History Theatre / Matilda

3rd May '16 1:46:11 PM NotThisThing
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* EducationalSong: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s6PyELiYel0 The ABC, of sorts]]; more importantly, it's a guide to surviving your first day at a particularly tough school.

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* EducationalSong: [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s6PyELiYel0 com/watch?v=GyHbPBW3B90 The ABC, of sorts]]; more importantly, it's a guide to surviving your first day at a particularly tough school.
30th Nov '15 1:03:19 PM RaustBD
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* AdaptationalAttractiveness: Bruce Bogtrotter is, in most versions, completely different-looking from how he was described in the book and depicted in the film, and is no longer overweight.
28th Nov '15 7:59:51 AM paycheckgurl
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* ShoutOut: To another Roald Dahl work, in the climactic song "Revolting Children": "We are revolting children, living in revolting times/We sing revolting songs, using [[Literature/RevoltingRhymes revolting rhymes]]..."

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* ShoutOut: To another Roald Dahl work, in the climactic song "Revolting Children": "We are revolting children, living in revolting times/We sing revolting songs, using [[Literature/RevoltingRhymes revolting rhymes]]..."rhymes]]...
** Or maybe because your largeness/is like a [[Series/DoctorWho TARDIS]]
14th Oct '15 8:33:05 AM CarolC
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* 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.]]
5th Sep '15 8:38:11 PM wolftickets1969
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* RaceLift: Mrs. Phelps is now Jamaican.
5th Sep '15 8:17:41 PM wolftickets1969
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* CanonForeigner: Rudolpho, the Acrobat and the Escapologist and the latter's sister, and [[spoiler: The Mafiya; also, the Escapologist and his sister are subversions. They are actually Magnus Honey and Trunchbull, respectively]].

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* CanonForeigner: Rudolpho, the Acrobat and the Escapologist and the latter's former's sister, and [[spoiler: The Mafiya; also, the Escapologist Escapologist, the Acrobat and his her sister are subversions. They are actually Magnus Honey Miss Honey's parents and and Trunchbull, respectively]].
14th Aug '15 6:45:23 PM rainbowstalin
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* HurricaneOfPuns: School Song is full of puns on the letters of the alphabet
26th Jun '15 12:42:00 PM beack7
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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 just about 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 just about 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.



* BigEntrance: Pretty much every one of Miss Trunchbull's entrances (ie. an ear-piercing whistle, shouting, or [[spoiler:[[TheReveal the moment we learn she's Miss Honey's aunt]]]]). Either way, you'll know she's coming. "Miracle" also builds up to Matilda's first appearance.

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* BigEntrance: Pretty much every Every one of Miss Trunchbull's entrances (ie. an ear-piercing whistle, shouting, or [[spoiler:[[TheReveal the moment we learn she's Miss Honey's aunt]]]]). Either way, you'll know she's coming. "Miracle" also builds up to Matilda's first appearance.
26th Jun '15 12:36:29 PM littlelarciel
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** Let's not forget that ''Matilda herself'' [[spoiler:spoke Russian to keep Sergei's henchmen from hurting her father.]]



* ScrewDestiny: ''Nobody but me is going to change my story. Sometimes you have to be a little bit [[NaughtyIsGood naughty]].''

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* ScrewDestiny: ''Nobody ''But nobody else is gonna put it right for me. Nobody but me is going to change my story. Sometimes you have to be a little bit [[NaughtyIsGood naughty]].''


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* TranquilFury: The build-up in "Quiet" that leads to Matilda discovering her powers.
-->''I'm sorry, I'm not quite explaining it right''\\
''but this noise becomes anger and the anger is light''\\
''And its burning inside me would usually fade''\\
''But it isn't today!''
10th Jun '15 8:41:21 AM creader
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* GenkiGirl: Not in-universe but Broadway!Matilda Oona is definitely this and West End!Matilda Eleanor is to a lesser extent.


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* OutOfFocus: West End!Matilda Sophia is always speaks less in interviews, compared to say Cleo. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DaEUamnLwKo This]] interview highlights it and she always looks moody. In reality she is a massive sweetheart and gave up her ''Matilda'' contract because she missed her normal life, looking forward to going back to dancing and violin lessons and almost turned down the role. Plus thanking her brother and sister in her Olivier speech.
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