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'Matilda': Watch a song clip from 'The Smell of Rebellion'

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In the third of four EW exclusive looks behind the making of the Broadway cast album of Matilda (now available on iTunes, in stores Oct. 22), watch as Tony nominee and Olivier winner Bertie Carvel takes on Miss Agatha Trunchbull’s fierce aria of her ultimate enemy-all children. Check out these appropriately Roald Dahl-ish lyrics: “And so to stop the stench’s spread/I find a session of phys. ed./Sorts the merely rank from the revolting.” And those pipes! Mr. Carvel must have had an awfully good vocal coach (just marvel at how he maintains pitch while essentially singing through his throat); it’s almost as scary as Trunchbull herself (seen above).

Check back tomorrow for the last of our exclusive Matilda clips, as the four young girls who take on the title role weekly (called ‘The Matildas’) all share their way around “Naughty”, one of composer Tim Minchin’s signature tunes from the hit musical.