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Matilda Wormwood is on her way to the big screen in this brand new Musical starring Emma Thompson as Miss Trunchbull!



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We all know the story of Matilda, right? Whether you watched the original classic film or taken a trip to the theatre, Matilda’s story is a familiar one. Honestly, it was only a matter of time before we received a brand new adaptation… But we’ll gladly welcome this one. Emma Thompson as Miss Trunchbull, with the original director of the musical returning, and the iconic songs by Tim Minchin? Sign us up immediately. This new and vibrant version of Matilda will be hitting UK cinemas this December. What better way to celebrate Christmas than with a musical about rebellion and superpowers.

For those that need a little reminding, here is what you can expect from Matilda.

Matilda Wormwood (Alisha Weir) is a little girl with big curiosity, a sharp mind and a vivid imagination… And the worst parents in the world. While her parents (Stephen Graham and Andrea Riseborough) content themselves with trashy TV and dodgy money-making schemes, she loves to lose herself in the pages of her beloved books. Where they are loud, selfish and unkind she is a quiet observer, thinking up small and cheeky acts of rebellion and revenge. 

On meeting her inspirational teacher, Miss Honey (Lashana Lynch), Matilda is encouraged and begins conjuring her own fantastical tales. Excited to attend Crunchem Hall, Matilda is surprised to find the school is an ominous and oppressive place led by the huge and villainous Miss Trunchbull (Emma Thompson).

As well as kind Miss Honey, the bright lights among the meanness are story-loving librarian, Mrs. Phelps (Sindhu Vee), and Matilda’s newfound school friends. Filled with an overwhelming sense of justice, Matilda dares to take a stand for what is right and teach Trunchbull a lesson she won’t forget.

Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical is an inspirational musical tale of an extraordinary girl who discovers her superpower and summons the remarkable courage, against all odds, to help others change their stories, whilst also taking charge of her own destiny. Standing up for what’s right, she’s met with miraculous results.

Directed by Tony Award-winning director Matthew Warchus (Matilda The Musical), the film is produced by Eric Fellner and Tim Bevan for Working Title, Jon Finn (Billy Elliot), and Luke Kelly of The Roald Dahl Story Company. Screenwriter Dennis Kelly adapts the Royal Shakespeare Company’s production, with original music and lyrics by Tim Minchin.

Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical will be released across the U.K. and Ireland exclusively in cinemas on 2nd December 2022. Netflix will release the film across the world [excluding the UK and Ireland] this Holiday Season. 

Check out the official teaser trailer below:

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