I balked at the cost, as I am sure everyone does when buying tickets for a live show, but we really wanted to have a West End experience and the word of mouth recommendation had been very strong.
The theatre was packed, we were up in the gods and completely blown away by the staging, the performances and the musical itself. As we walked back to our digs after the show the kids were singing songs from the show. I don't think you can get a better endorsement than that.
I had bought the CD of the Cast Recording in the theatre and have subsequently purchased the song book. We listen to the CD from time to time, shouting Telly or Brucie and singing When I Grow Up with gusto.
Needless to say we are now Tim Minchin fans and wondering what his next musical theatre project will reveal.