It was just a few months ago at Christmas that we took The Boy to his first big theatre performance, the Lion King was on tour in the Wales Millennium Centre and we went as an extended family to see it as a treat. He was utterly captivated and ever since then I've had my eyes peeled, looking for another suitable show for him to enjoy.
A few weeks ago, we were offered the chance to watch a Saturday matinee performance of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory in the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, London.
We booked our tickets via a new app called TodayTix. Within two minutes on my Android phone I had located which shows had available tickets for a specific day, chosen the type of seats that we wanted and the location (via the handy seating guide), and paid. I had been given a discount code to buy complimentary tickets, however when the app is first installed users need to create an account and add a card for payment to be taken from; this is very quick and easy and certainly saves time later in the booking process.
The tickets are held in the theatre's box office and can be collected forty five minutes prior to the showtime. There is also the option to add the event to your calendar, therefore setting a reminder; you don't want to be late for the show!
I found the app incredibly easy to use and there is no doubt that I woul definitely use it in the future when booking tickets to see a show in London.
As for the actual show? Well…
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The show is absolutely amazing, I have never seen anything so magical, nor heard as many gasps or squeals of delight as I did that afternoon. Everything about it is fantastical and the stuff that childhoods are made of. The actor portraying Willy Wonka is hilarious and has a very dry delivery of witty lines, Charlie is earnest and eager. The balance is perfect and all of us a had a wonderful time there.
Many thanks to TodayTix who supplied the complimentary tickets. My opinion is honest and unbiased.