Cinema - Matilda
Ashbourne Community Cinema presents "Matilda-the Musical".
First it was a book by Roald Dahl, then a 1996 movie. Then came a musical stage play, and now this is a movie version based on that, complete with memorable songs like ‘When I Grow Up’, ‘Revolting Children’ and ‘Naughty’.
It’s a fun, joyous adaptation of the story of Matilda, an extremely bright girl who is hated and ignored by her own parents and finds her only escape is reading books. That is until she is sent to a school run by the tyrannical Miss Trunchbull, where she makes friends and bonds with teacher Miss Honey, who realises Matilda’s true potential.
The adventures Matilda has at school will enchant kids, as will her antics at home (she glues her dad’s hat to his head and replaces his shampoo with bleach that turns his hair green) and her telekinetic talents that start displaying themselves at school.