Mischievous youngsters and their parents adore Matilda the Musical. Wonderfully witty, the musical stays true to the magic of its source, the children's novel by author Roald Dahl (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The Witches). Matilda the Musical was adapted to stage by comedian Tim Minchin and writer Dennis Kelly, bringing to life the wonder of a young girl's imagination in the face of neglect.
More About Matilda the Musical - Fighting of Miss Trunchbull
Faithful to the refreshingly honest and tender storytelling of Roald Dahl, Matilda the Musical is a tale loved by millions. Matilda is the story of a spunky young girl struggling against cruel adults. The title character is a genius five-year-old that, surprisingly, doesn't inspire parental pride. On the contrary, Matilda's parents find her an unbearable nuisance, making it no surprise that she prefers reading and spending time with Mrs. Phelps the librarian.
When she enters first grade Matilda is greeted by the lovely Miss Honey, but things soon take a turn for the worse as Crunchem Hall Primary School's headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, enforces tyrannical rule. A classic Roald Dahl character, Miss Trunchbull is a menacing woman who finds glee in being spiteful. She punishes young students by lifting and throwing them around or locking them up in the claustrophic 'Chokey'. In the face of such injustices Matilda finds amazing powers and starts plotting an uprising with fellow children.
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London's West End is of bustling restaurants and amazing musicals, a combination that makes for a sure-to-be entertaining evening. You need not stray far to reach audience favourite Phantom of the Opera or success story Billy Elliot in the streets around Covent Garden. For show tickets and theatre schedules visit StubHub! UK's Comedy and Theatre page.
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