So, Matilda, by Roald Dahl The Musical, has transformed the popular stage production from the West End and Broadway into a movie for theatres before it debuts on Netflix.
Emma Thompson transforms into the repulsive headmistress Miss Trunchbull in the popular stage musical “Matilda,” which is based on the best-selling children’s book “Matilda” by Roald Dahl. The show also incorporates music by comedian Tim Minchin.
Fans of the Roald Dahl book and the musical will like this new adaptation, which stars Alisha Weir as Matilda, a gifted young woman with unique abilities, and Stephen Graham and Andrea Riseborough as her awful parents. Actress Lashana Lynch portrays Miss Matilda’s loving and motivational teacher in No Time to Die.
For Working Title, Jon Finn (Billy Elliot) and Luke Kelly of The Roald Dahl Story Company, the movie is produced by Eric Fellner and Tim Bevan. The Tony Award-winning director of Matilda The Musical, Matthew Warchus, is in charge of the direction. With original music and lyrics by Tim Minchin, screenwriter Dennis Kelly transforms the Royal Shakespeare Company play for the big screen. So, here’s all you need to know about the musical extravaganza available on Netflix and in theatres.
Matilda The Musical Release date
Matilda, by Roald Dahl The Musical, will have its world premiere on October 5 at the BFI Film Festival in London. It will then be released in the UK and US theatres on November 25 and December 9, respectively. After a limited run in theatres, the film will be available on Netflix on December 25 in the US and next summer in the UK.
The cast of Matilda The Musical
Emma Thompson’s portrayal of Miss Trunchbull in Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical will undoubtedly be punchy. After all, she is acting royalty and has a long list of successful TV and film roles. She plays The Baroness in the 2017 Cruella movie and is currently appearing in the Agatha Christie mystery Why Didn’t They Ask Evans? In addition to Sense and Sensibility, Love, Saving Mr. Banks, The Remains of the Day, Bridget Jones’s Baby, the Harry Potter film trilogy, and Nanny McPhee, she played Vivienne Rock in the television series Years and Years.
She has also provided the voiceover for animated films, including Brave and Beauty and the Beast. In Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical, Stephen Graham portrays Mr. Wormwood Matilda’s father. Stephen is a well-known actor who has appeared in blockbusters, including Line of Duty, This Is England, Snatch, and Care. He has been in movies including Boiling Point, The Irishman, Rocketman, and Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar’s Revenge, as well as television shows like Time, Code 404, Save Me, White House Farm, and The Virtues.
Andrea Riseborough, who portrayed Margaret Thatcher in the television film Margaret Thatcher: The Long Walk to Finchley, plays his wife and Matilda’s mother, Mrs. Wormwood. She has also appeared in several television series, including The Devil’s Whore, Bloodline, National Treasure, Waco, and more.
As Matilda, Alisha Weir, a young actress, leads the cast. In the TV show Darklands, she played Laura. Miss Honey, her charming teacher, is portrayed by Lashana Lynch (Captain Marvel, No Time to Die). Mrs. Phelps, the librarian, is characterized by the dazzling talent of Sindhu Vee.
The plot of Matilda The Musical
The musical’s main character is Matilda Wormwood (Alisha Weir), a gifted young woman devoted to literature. She is the long-suffering kid of Stephen Graham and Andrea Riseborough. They portray the worst parents in history and have neglected their children in favor of trashy TV. Also, dubious money-making enterprises. When Matilda enrolls at Crunchem Hall School, she realizes she must also deal with the menacing bully headmistress Miss Trunchbull. Also, her determination that they should atone for their selfishness via little acts of rebellion and retaliation.
But Matilda learns about her unique superpowers with the assistance of her compassionate teacher Miss Honey (Lashana Lynch). She is finally unstoppable and determined to fight for justice and give Miss Trunchbull (Emma Thompson). So, a lesson she won’t soon forget.
Along with the sweet Miss Honey, the story-loving librarian Mrs. Phelps (Sindhu Vee) and Matilda’s newly discovered schoolmates are the shining lights amidst the meanness. With a strong sense of justice, Matilda dares to stand up for what’s right and give Trunchbull a lesson.
So, there are now two amazing trailers for Matilda the Musical, based on the works of Roald Dahl. Both are available for viewing below.
What is the plot of the Broadway musical Matilda?
The musical Matilda, which is based on the Roald Dahl children’s novel of the same name, tells the tale of a young kid with extraordinary wit. Also, intelligence, and psychokinetic abilities which, with the help of her teacher. So, strives to rid her school of Miss Trunchbull, the school’s tyrannical headmistress.
Has the musical Matilda premiered yet?
The BFI London Film Festival hosted the global premiere of Matilda the Musical on October 5, 2022. Sony Pictures Releasing International is slated to distribute the film in the UK on November 25, 2022. So, Netflix is slated to release it in the US on December 9, 2022. Critics gave the movie favorable reviews.
What controversy exists in Matilda?
The primary issue in Matilda is that most of the grownups mistreat the kids throughout the book. When the Wormwoods let Matilda move in with Miss Honey and Miss Trunchbull departs following her “encounter” with her brother Magnus, the problem is finally resolved.
In the musical, Matilda is supposed to be a certain age?
The story of the musical is around 5-year-old Matilda Wormwood. So, a bright child with the power of telekinesis who loves to read overcomes challenges from her family and school, and aids her teacher in reclaiming her life.