As is often the case in Roald Dahl’s stories, Matilda is a gifted child with woefully inadequate parents. Her Mum is more interested in ballroom dancing, while Dad insists that her beloved books will cause 'verrucas of the soul'. And the rot doesn’t stop there - Matilda's horrible headmistress Miss Trunchbull is on a mission to lock up as many children in 'the chokey' as possible.
When Matilda discovers she has an extraordinary ability, will things get better or worse? And can Miss Honey – the one beacon of hope in all this horror – help to secure a happily-ever-after in a world of pesky parents and hateful headteachers?