Matilda The Musical
The key trio behind the award-winning British musical - writer Dennis Kelly, director Matthew Warchus and lyricist Tim Minchin - reunite for an equally epic and empowering screen adaptation that boasts added CGI and star power (Emma Thompson is phenomenally malevolent). But despite the scale and surrealism, it’s the music, and the message behind it, that still shines through.
Precocious schoolgirl Matilda (Alisha Weir) has an extraordinary mind that goes unnoticed by her money-obsessed parents (Stephen Graham, Andrea Riseborough), until new teacher Miss Honey (Lashana Lynch) takes her under her wing. But the school’s headmistress Miss Trunchbull (Emma Thomspon) hates children and makes it her mission to punish Matilda. Can she summon her powers to stand up to bullies?