I found out earlier today that Matilda is on her way to London in the Autumn. Up until now, Stratford-upon Avon has been her home, but that's about to change. The big move has been decided.
Matilda is of course the character from the Roald Dahl book of the same name, which was made into a really good and quirky movie by Danny DeVito, about the exceptional girl with the awful parents and even worse school headmistress. So like Charlie before her, Matilda gets the musical treatment, only this time for the stage, and maybe a little less psychedelic as well.
The RSC (Royal Shakespeare Company) have created the musical so no surprise that they tried it out in Stratford, home of the bard himself. The bards of this show are Dennis Kelly, with music and lyrics by comedian Tim Minchin. After receiving rave reviews - The Guardian gave it four stars - an open-ended West End run was announced yesterday evening. No cast, venue or recording have been given yet, so it's a 'watch this space' moment. From the sneak peaks and previews, it does look like a good one.
So, if you are planning your own London adventure in the Autumn, this might well be one to watch.