Inspired by the novel Matilda by Roald Dahl, MATILDA THE MUSICAL is the winner of 70 international awards, including 15 for best musical. Pretty impressive! It's playing in Toronto right now to sold-out audiences. But one of our lucky readers got a chance to see the show—and we're giving you one, too. Read 10 year-old Olivia's review of the musical, and then enter the contest for a chance to win tickets!
My MATILDA THE MUSICAL Review
MATILDA THE MUSICAL is a production playing at the Ed Mirvish Theatre in Toronto. It is the story of a young girl who is very smart and loves books. But Matilda is not treated well because her parents and principal don't like children. So she goes to the library every day and tells great stories. Matilda discovers she has the power to stand up for what is right. The singing and dancing were amazing, but my favourite part was when the principal, Miss Trunchbull, swings a student around by her braids! I think other kids would love the show. MATILDA THE MUSICAL is magnificent!
Want to win?
THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED.
Here's what we're giving away to 1 lucky winner:
- 4 tickets to a mid-week evening performance of MATILDA THE MUSICAL at the Ed Mirvish Theatre in Toronto
- 1 copy of Roald Dahl's novel Matilda, paperback edition
For your chance to win, just tell us: Who is your favourite character in the Roald Dahl novel Matilda?
Answer in the comments below. Good luck!
Contest is open to residents of Canada only and closes on Monday, October 31 at 11:59PM EST. Winner will be randomly chosen. No purchase necessary. Tickets are valid for a Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday evening performance of MATILDA THE MUSICAL in Toronto. They must be redeemed by November 30, 2016, and have no cash value. Tickets are subject to availability, black-out dates may apply. Full contest rules and regulations can be seen here.
Matilda! One of the few stories where my favourite character is surprisingly the protagonist, she kicks butt from beginning to end!
I love Ms. Trunchball. She is really funny
My daughters LOVE this book. Their favourite character is Miss Honey.
I love to hate The Trunchbull!
My favourite Matilda character is Matilda!
Theater in Canada is amazing. So proud of these incredible artists.
Miss Honey is the teacher we all wish we had.
My favorite character is Miss Honey. Thanks so much for doing this contest 🙂
Good luck everyone!
My favorite character is Miss Honey because she is so kind etc….
My favorite Character is Miss Honey
Matilda of course.
Miss Honey – she’s the sweetest!
As an elementary teacher myself, I would absolutely have to say Miss Honey!!!
Love Matilda but I think Miss Trunchbull is our favourite character!!!
My favourite character is Matilda. Her love of books is so great
Matilda of course – as a former teacher I recognize her as a teacher’s dream student, a delight to have as a student!
MATILDA IS THE FAVOURITE CHARACTER – OF COURSE!
My grand-daughter and her little friend would absolutely LOVE to see Matilda with their mommas … what a sweet birthday gift this would be for both of them.
Matilda is my favourite character in the novel, Matilda. She is unconventional, witty, and a strong character. She made it so fun to read the book! I loved Roald Dahl’s novels growing up as a kid. He is still my favourite author and I had the opportunity to visit th Roald Dahl museum in England which displayed how is magical characters came to life. During my visit in 2012, I saw a poster that Matilda musical was playing however did not get the chance to see it. I am beyond excited and hope to get this chance to see it in my hometown .
LOVE Ms. Trunchball. Odd to love such a horrible person. 😛
My favorite character is Matilda! an awesome, spunky kid who shines against all odds. !!
My favourite character is Matilda 100%!
Matilda is my favourite character
hard to chose– sweet Miss Honey
Tim Minchin is a genius. He took the book and brought Matilda to life and then some….. 🙂 Would love to see the play/musical….JT
Miss Honey..The teacher we wish we all had had. 🙂
Matilda is definitely my favourite character. I completely related to her growing up!
Would love to take my son to see Matilda!!!
Matilda is my favourite character. She is so smart and strong willed.
Miss Honey 🙂
Miss Truchbull – The Headmistress at Crunchem Hall Primary School is undoubtedly the most colorful character.
Matilda is my favourite character because she’s brave and stands up for what she knows is right!
I love Mrs.Honey because she is sweet, caring and kind. She is truly the example of a perfect teacher who goes above and beyond!
My favorite character is miss honey
Matilda is my favourite!!!!!!my two girls would love to see this musical!!!
We love Matilda!!
Definitely Miss Honey!
love love love Miss Trenchbull
Ms. Honey. She is sweet, kind and endearing
Miss Honey! She’s just so loveable 🙂
Miss Honey is my favourite character.
Miss Honey is my favourite character because she was the ideal teacher I always wanted in school. So caring and nice to her students and, of course, sweet… like honey!
I’ve read the book and seen the movie. Of course Matilda is my favourite character.
Matilda of course ♡
Matilda is the best!
It has to be Matilda ^_^
Love Matilda she is strong and funny and loveable
Matilda is my favourite character because she is smart and likes to read.
Our favourite Matilda character is Matilda!
Miss Honey because I always dreamed of having a teacher like her <3
Our favorite is Matilda herself. She is smart, creative and never gives up.
Matilda is my favorite character. Despite her family’s lack of love and care for her she grew up a smart and independent girl. She’s the perfect example that something good can come out of everything.
Mathilda is my favorite
Miss Honey is so wonderful and kind
Matilda : her spunk and high energy personality is a winner
Matilda has been a life long inspiration to me. My first introduction to Matilda was as a child at the age of six. The lesson of being strong and carrying on through tough situations has always stuck with me through thick and thin. I’m 26 now.
M-A-T-I-L-D-A of course! ‘Cause sometimes you have to be a little bit naughty’ ??
My favorite character is of course Matilda. She does what is right of her age and avoids doing what is wrong as told by her parents. She is a role model for other children. She represents the light in the darkness. I think this story is something both adults and children alike could learn off of. Definitely is one of my favorite childhood story! ?
My daughter wants to be Matilda although she is grateful that her parents are nicer!
:)Mr. Wormwood is my Fav Character!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 😆 😡 😛 😛 😛 😛 😛 😛 😛 😛 😛 😛 😛 😛 😛
My favourite is definitely Miss Honey 😉
When I was a little girl I absolutely loved, and still do love, Miss Honey. She was the type of teacher I wanted to be when I grew up!
I always like the villains best so I am going to go with Miss Truchbull
I really like Lavender because she is a good friend to Matilda when she needs one. Everyone needs just one good friend!
Matilda, of course!
My favorite character is Matilda.
Love Miss Honey. She could see Matilda’s potential and took Matilda under her wing. She is very caring and kind.
? Miss Honey ?of course…the type of person all kids should have as a teacher…?
Mrs. Honey. All 3 of my kids love this movie, and would LOVE to see the musical!!!
Mrs. Honey 😀
I love Miss Honey because she is so kind and makes me want to be a teacher too
Mya, 7 1/2
Miss Truchbull is my favourite character.
My favourite character in Matilda is Miss. Honey. She is such a nice teacher and really sees Matilda for who she is. I love how she helps her to accomplish her goals.
Do I have to pick one? They are all so interesting.
Our favourite character is Miss Honey.
My favourite character is Miss Honey. She’s so sweet to Matilda but fierce inside when shes shown how (admittedly the movie is much more recent than the book for me.. hopefully the details are the same).
Of course it is Matilda!
My favourite character is Matilda! She’s strong, smar and doesn’t need let anyone push her around.
Matilda of course!
My favourite character from Matilda is Matilda herself!
Having taught for 40 years Miss Honey has a place in my heart.
I love Matilda because she is brave and adventurous and she doesn’t always listen to her parents because they’re not so nice!
We love Matilda! And Miss Honey!
Matilda of course! She is a gem!
Totally Miss Honey.
Matilda! I wanted to be her when I was a kid. Seriously. What kid wouldn’t want powers like Matilda’s?! Thanks so much for the chance to see this musical!
My favourite character is Miss Trunchbull!