‘Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical’ review: A canorous adaptation of a remarkable children’s classic

Roald Dahl’s protagonists are almost always on the precipice of greatness, even when they are bogged down by cruel adults and situations out of their control. They wage a war against inequality and encourage every child to celebrate their dreams and, in turn, themselves. Matilda is another Roald Dahl classic about children waging a revolt against the unjust.

Born to Mr. Wormwood (Stephen Graham) and Mrs. Wormwood (Andrea Riseborough), two boisterous parents who forget to send their child to school, Matilda (Alisha Weir), a skilled storyteller, takes pleasure in reading classics like Moby Dick and does not mind being naughty to teach bullies a lesson.