Based on a 1988 children's book by the same name, "Matilda
" is about a young girl with telekinesis who helps her teacher reclaim her life.
Nurse Claire, who lives in Hull with partner Mark Wright, 21-month-old Matilda
and other children, Jacob, 12, and Amelie, 10, was diagnosed last April.
is a fascinating character, full of Golden Age Hollywood affectations and eccentricities that stem from her life in exile, but we see her only through Thomas, who first mythologizes her, then strips her down to who she really is, odd upbringing and all.
We open with the grown-up Matilda
visiting a Dickens museum in snowy London.
Supplementary decorative elements of the funerary monument complete the characterization of Matilda
. The arch around the niche that frames Matilda
's statue exhibits martial and triumphal attributes.
On the other end of the entertainment spectrum, ''Matilda
'' had its best week ever, pulling in $1,430,085 and creating a new record at the Shubert Theatre for the sixth time.
The M4 Deposit has been identified as a priority area to recommence mining operations at the Matilda
The Whingewyth Chronicles follows the adventures of 10-year-old Matilda
Mibblebury whose family move to the tiny English town of Whingewyth to take up residence in the stately manor house of Matilda
's elderly grandmother who has disappeared without a trace.
The Royal Shakespeare Company's Matilda
The Musical has started its run at the Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff Bay with performances scheduled until January 12.
's first memory is "sitting in a doctor's room being looked at" when she was about three - not surprising as her life has been dominated by surgery.
Whatever you think she might be doing, why not test your Matilda
knowledge with our birthday brain teaser...