Miss Trunchbull shows softer side
Taking children with learning disabilities on a theatre trip can be a challenge for families.
The restrictions of sitting quietly in a dark auditorium can be difficult and stressful for everyone involved.
The Royal Shakespeare Company presented their first "relaxed performance" of Matilda: The Musical at The Cambridge Theatre.
Noise levels were reduced and lighting adjusted to soften the impact on the audience.
Before coming to the show families were sent a visual story to help them get to know the plot, characters and setting.
BBC News went to see how the musical was staged - and how it went down with the audience.
Video Journalist: Tom Beal.
Producer: Claudia Redmond.
Extra performance footage: Royal Shakespeare Company
- From the section Entertainment & Arts