Based on the Roald Dahl children's book, Matilda the Musical is the story of a little girl with astonishing wit, intelligence and psychokinetic powers who, with the support of her teacher, tries to rid her school of its evil headmistress Miss Trunchbull. The hit London production won seven Olivier Awards. Matthew Warchus directs; lyrics and music are by Tim Minchin with a book by Dennis Kelly. The production plays the Sam S. Shubert Theatre. Read a Brief Encounter with Minchin.