Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical was a complete surprise to me. I was expecting music, dancing, and a happy, cheerful children’s story. There was music and dancing, but Matilda’s story turned out to be a dark fantasy about child abuse and neglect.
The Woman King from director Gina Prince-Bythewood tells a semi-true story of heroic warriors, enlightened leadership, and sisterhood. In the Kingdom of Dahomey, in the year 1823, the women warriors called Agojie fought against invaders and won.