History Theatre / Matilda

9th Apr '18 3:47:47 PM Bosco13
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* OminousMultipleScreens: Miss Trunchbull is looking at them the first time Miss Honey enters her office.
9th Apr '18 3:44:56 PM Bosco13
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* DeathByChildbirth: The acrobat in Matilda's story and presumably [[spoiler:Miss Honey's mother.]]
9th Apr '18 3:39:53 PM Bosco13
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* RaisedLighterTribute: The other kids during ''Bruce''.
9th Apr '18 3:37:48 PM Bosco13
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** Bruce Bogtrotter is now black.
5th Apr '18 3:18:28 PM moloch
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TheMusical based on the Creator/RoaldDahl novel ''{{Literature/Matilda}}'', which opened in Strattford in 2010. Moved to the West End in 2011, cleaned up on every award going, and made it to Broadway in 2013. Once again we follow young [[{{Bookworm}} bookworm]] Matilda as she contends first with her appalling parents, and then with the far more terrible figure of Miss Trunchbull, monstrous ChildHater and abusive head of Crunchem Hall who intimidates pupils and teachers alike -- only this time we have the whole thing set to songs by Music/TimMinchin.

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TheMusical based on the Creator/RoaldDahl novel ''{{Literature/Matilda}}'', which opened in Strattford Stratford in 2010. Moved to the West End in 2011, cleaned up on every award going, and made it to Broadway in 2013. Once again we follow young [[{{Bookworm}} bookworm]] Matilda as she contends first with her appalling parents, and then with the far more terrible figure of Miss Trunchbull, monstrous ChildHater and abusive head of Crunchem Hall who intimidates pupils and teachers alike -- only this time we have the whole thing set to songs by Music/TimMinchin.
7th Mar '18 12:43:12 PM nombretomado
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TheMusical based on the Creator/RoaldDahl novel ''{{Literature/Matilda}}'', which opened in Strattford in 2010. Moved to the West End in 2011, cleaned up on every award going, and made it to Broadway in 2013. Once again we follow young [[{{Bookworm}} bookworm]] Matilda as she contends first with her appalling parents, and then with the far more terrible figure of Miss Trunchbull, monstrous ChildHater and abusive head of Crunchem Hall who intimidates pupils and teachers alike -- only this time we have the whole thing set to songs by Creator/TimMinchin.

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TheMusical based on the Creator/RoaldDahl novel ''{{Literature/Matilda}}'', which opened in Strattford in 2010. Moved to the West End in 2011, cleaned up on every award going, and made it to Broadway in 2013. Once again we follow young [[{{Bookworm}} bookworm]] Matilda as she contends first with her appalling parents, and then with the far more terrible figure of Miss Trunchbull, monstrous ChildHater and abusive head of Crunchem Hall who intimidates pupils and teachers alike -- only this time we have the whole thing set to songs by Creator/TimMinchin.
Music/TimMinchin.
6th Feb '18 9:48:32 AM Sheepeditor
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** Partly subverted by Miss Honey; she's the only main character to recognise how intelligent Matilda truly is and, when she can't get her moved to an advanced class, provides her with books that are more at her level, but she's still unable to protect Matilda (or the other children) from Miss Trunchbull's despotic reign.
26th Oct '17 11:30:27 AM xcountryguy
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* AbusiveParents: Possibly more neglectful than actually abusive in the Wormwoods' case; on the other hand, the abuse Miss Honey received as a child [[spoiler: from her aunt, Miss Trunchbull]] has left her terrified for life. Worse yet, everybody else's parents make a [[CrowdSong song and dance routine]] about their own little miracles.

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* AbusiveParents: Possibly more neglectful than actually abusive in the Wormwoods' case; on the other hand, the abuse Miss Honey received as a child [[spoiler: from [[spoiler:from her aunt, Miss Trunchbull]] has left her terrified for life. Worse yet, everybody else's parents make a [[CrowdSong song and dance routine]] about their own little miracles.



* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: Before the climax, the librarian narrates that there isn't a happy ending, referring to the fact Matilda is still raised by her abusive parents. Though this takes place right before Matilda does get her happy ending.]] It's possible said "unhappy ending" is [[spoiler: alludes to the fact that the Wormwoods would never really change for the better, though there's some hope for Mr. Wormwood.]]

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* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: Before [[spoiler:Before the climax, the librarian narrates that there isn't a happy ending, referring to the fact Matilda is still raised by her abusive parents. Though this takes place right before Matilda does get her happy ending.]] It's possible said "unhappy ending" is [[spoiler: alludes [[spoiler:alludes to the fact that the Wormwoods would never really change for the better, though there's some hope for Mr. Wormwood.]]



** Also, "I'm Here" has a reprise that's a counterpoint to the final stretch of [[spoiler: "My House", as it becomes clear that the Escapologist was actually Miss Honey's father]].

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** Also, "I'm Here" has a reprise that's a counterpoint to the final stretch of [[spoiler: "My [[spoiler:"My House", as it becomes clear that the Escapologist was actually Miss Honey's father]].



* IAmSpartacus: After Lavender is made to spell a long made up word, the entire rest of the class misspells words knowing that they can't all fit in the Chokey at once. [[spoiler: Of course, the Trunchbull found a way to get around that...]]

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* IAmSpartacus: After Lavender is made to spell a long made up word, the entire rest of the class misspells words knowing that they can't all fit in the Chokey at once. [[spoiler: Of [[spoiler:Of course, the Trunchbull found a way to get around that...]]



* MeaningfulName: The musical gives this to Magnus Honey. [[spoiler: Magnus means "great", which is a common title for circus performers.]]
* MindOverMatter: Plus some limited clairvoyance this time around? Matilda knows things about [[spoiler: Miss Honey's past]] without realising it.

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* MeaningfulName: The musical gives this to Magnus Honey. [[spoiler: Magnus [[spoiler:Magnus means "great", which is a common title for circus performers.]]
* MindOverMatter: Plus some limited clairvoyance this time around? Matilda knows things about [[spoiler: Miss [[spoiler:Miss Honey's past]] without realising it.



* TwoLinesNoWaiting: The story Matilda is telling to Ms. Phelps throughout the show? [[spoiler: It's actually Miss Honey's backstory!]]

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* TwoLinesNoWaiting: The story Matilda is telling to Ms. Phelps throughout the show? [[spoiler: It's [[spoiler:It's actually Miss Honey's backstory!]]



* VillainousBreakdown: As in the book, the terrifying Miss Trunchbull ''freaks out'' when Matilda uses her powers to [[spoiler: [[ScarecrowSolution impersonate Miss Honeys dead father]], heavily implied to have been murdered by Trunchbull]]. This is the only version of the story in which she does not faint at any point, however. Instead, she is bullied off the stage by the children (and Miss Honey) in complete hysterics.

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* VillainousBreakdown: As in the book, the terrifying Miss Trunchbull ''freaks out'' when Matilda uses her powers to [[spoiler: [[ScarecrowSolution [[spoiler:[[ScarecrowSolution impersonate Miss Honeys dead father]], heavily implied to have been murdered by Trunchbull]]. This is the only version of the story in which she does not faint at any point, however. Instead, she is bullied off the stage by the children (and Miss Honey) in complete hysterics.
1st Jun '17 12:28:20 PM Maestrojosh87
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* IAmSpartacus: After Lavender is made to spell a long made up word, the entire rest of the class misspells words knowing that they can't all fit in the Chokey at once.

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* IAmSpartacus: After Lavender is made to spell a long made up word, the entire rest of the class misspells words knowing that they can't all fit in the Chokey at once. [[spoiler: Of course, the Trunchbull found a way to get around that...]]
23rd Apr '17 12:36:21 AM PaulA
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** When Miss Honey is assessing her reading ability, Matilda gives a long list of books she has read recently, including ''Literature/WarAndPeace'', ''Literature/OliverTwist'', ... and ''Literature/TheCatInTheHat''.

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** When Miss Honey is assessing her reading ability, Matilda gives a long list of books she has read recently, including ''Literature/WarAndPeace'', ''Literature/OliverTwist'', ... ''Literature/NicholasNickleby'', ''Literature/OliverTwist'', ''Literature/JaneEyre'', ''Literature/TessOfTheDurbervilles'', ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'', ''Literature/TheInvisibleMan'', ''Literature/TheSecretGarden'', ''Literature/CrimeAndPunishment'', ...and ''Literature/TheCatInTheHat''.
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