Matilda Jr is a witty ode to the anarchy of childhood and the power of the imagination. It tells the story of Matilda, a girl who dreams of a better life, and the children she inspires to teach the grown-ups a lesson. Matilda is unloved by her cruel parents but impresses her teacher, Miss Honey. School life isn’t smooth sailing though as the school’s mean headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, hates children and loves to produce new punishments for those who don’t follow the rules.