I must have read Matilda by Roald Dahl over 100 times when I was little. It is one of those great children's books that really transports you to another world.
I had the chance to see Matilda the Musical at the Cambridge Theatre in London last week and aside from a strange appearance by the Russian mob towards the end which I felt was unnecessary, I loved every minute. Names like Miss Trunchbull, Miss Honey, and the Wormwoods came flooding back from my memories of reading the book. The talented little actress who played Matilda received a well-deserved standing ovation, and the entire cast was brilliant. I think everyone was surprised at how much they enjoyed it!
Matilda the Musical is coming to Broadway in New York City next year!