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Honey to sign a contract binding her to pay it all back. Despite all this, Miss Honey manages to find a simple beauty in her meagre living conditions. As Miss Honey tells her story, Matilda soon realises that the story of the Acrobat and the Escapologist is the story of Miss Honey's childhood, and that the wicked aunt is Miss Trunchbull, who murdered the Acrobat, Miss Honey's father. Miss Trunchbull, at her cruellest, has built many, many more Chokeys and forces the children to participate in a spelling test; anyone who fails to spell a word properly is sent to Chokey. As she discovers the children have been taught well by Miss Honey, Trunchbull begins to invent words to force the children into Chokey. But Matilda uses her powers to make a piece of chalk write on the blackboard and make Miss Trunchbull believe that it is the ghost of Miss Honey's father demanding that the Trunchbull give his daughter her inheritance and the family home and run away. This causes the Trunchbull to run from the school screaming, and the children celebrate their new found anarchic freedom. At the library, Miss Honey and Matilda tell Mrs. Phelps about the aftermath of the events; a few days after the Trunchbull ran away, Miss Honey received a letter from a solicitor saying that her father's will had mysteriously been found and all his money and his house was left to her. Miss Trunchbull was never seen by anyone ever again, and Miss Honey became the new headmistress of the school. The Wormwoods arrive at the library in a panic telling Matilda that she has to leave with them now as they are running away to Spain. It transpires that the wealthy Russians Mr. Wormwood was dealing with were in fact the Russian Mafia who are not at all happy about being sold broken cars. Miss Honey asks if Matilda can stay with her, but before a decision can be made, the Mafia arrive. Sergei, the head of the Mafia, is impressed and moved by Matilda's intellect and respect, and he agrees to forgive the Wormwoods and leave them unharmed once he has got his money back. A grateful Mr. Wormwood thanks Matilda and agrees to let her live in happiness with Miss Honey. MUSICAL NUMBERS Act One 1. Miracle - The Company 2. Naughty - Matilda 3. School Song - Children and Company 4. Pathetic - Miss Honey 5. The Hammer - Miss Trunchbull 6. Naughty (Reprise) - Matilda 7. The Chokey Chant - The Company 8. Loud - Mrs Wormwood, Rudolpho 9. This Little Girl - Miss Honey 10. Bruce - Children Act Two 11. When I Grow Up - Children, Miss Honey, Matilda 12. I'm Here - Escapologist, Matilda, Acrobat's Daughter 13. The Smell of Rebellion - Miss Trunchbull and Children 14. Quiet - Matilda 15. My House - Miss Honey 16. Revolting Children - Children 17. Perhaps A Child - Sergei CAST • Matilda Wormwood • Miss Trunchbull • Miss Honey • Mr Wormwood • Mrs Wormwood • Michael Wormwood • Mrs Phelps • Cook • The Escapologist • Sergei • Henchmen • Henchwoman • The Acrobat • Teacher/Doctor • Rudolpho • Bruce • Lavender • Amanda • Nigel • Eric • Alice • Hortensia • Tommy • Reginald DISCOGRAPHY Matilda the Musical (Original Broadway Cast Recording)

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