If you were a 90s kid, Matilda was most certainly an important part of your childhood. In 1988, Roald Dahl wrote Matilda and ever since this book went on to become one of the most loved and popular books amongst children and young adults. Even adults cherished this book as they grew older. Matilda has been previously adapted into a movie, a TV series and even a musical when premiered in West End and Broadway in the 2010s, and now it is time for the musical to be adapted as a movie, which brings us to Matilda The Musical.
Who doesn’t love a good musical? musicals are best known for telling a story with the help of songs and dances along the way. It is by far one of the most entertaining sub-parts of movies and theatre. People who couldn’t experience a musical on Broadway are lucky enough to experience them through the small screen with an interesting take on the concept. Just like that, fans of all age groups are thrilled about Matilda The Musical, and here’s everything you need to know about it:
What is the Plot of Matilda The Musical?
The story of Matilda written by Roald Dahl in the 80s revolves around a young girl named Matilda and her newfound powers. These powers include telekinesis and we see Matilda navigate through life and its challenges with these powers which have been bestowed upon her. Matilda uses these powers to fight back and protect herself from her parents, and the children at her school from the wrath of the headmistress. As always, the adaptation might not be a page-by-page copy of the book, however, it is rumoured that the Netflix adaption will be a mix of the 1988 book and the musical which premiered on West End.
So along with an interesting storyline, we will be blessed with some great music in this adaptation, which only increases the entertainment value of this movie.
The Cast of Matilda The Musical
We have seen different people play the core roles of Matilda over the course of a couple of decades, which means now it’s time for a new cast, and hopefully, one that can live up to the expectations. We have a feeling you might just fall in love with this cast as quickly as we did. Alisha Weir will play the role of Matilda, making her the star of the movie. She is best known for her work in Don’t Leave Home (2018) and is currently at the start of her career. Her role as Matilda will surely put her in the spotlight and give her career the boost that it needs.
The beloved and infamous Emma Thompson will be taking on the role of the villainous Miss Trunchball. Lashana Lynch plays the role of Miss. Honey. You might recognize Lynch from her role in Captain Marvel (2019) and No Time To Die (2021). The role of Matilda’s parents will be played by Stephen Graham and Andrea Riseborough.
Is there a Trailer for Matilda The Musical?
Yes! and it is about to transport you into a whole new world. The trailer is a reflection on what we’re about to witness on our screens soon. You can catch a glimpse of Matilda’s horrible parents in contrast with the sweetness and kindness of Miss Honey. Matilda recognizes that she must stand against what’s wrong in order to protect herself and those around her.
Matilda The Musical trailer also shows off Emma Thompson as Miss Trunchball, and although Thompson is known best for pulling off some very interesting roles, this one might just top it all off.
When and Where Can You Watch Matilda The Musical?
Luckily, you won’t have to travel all the way to West End or Broadway to witness this musical, because it will be on your screens, all thanks to Netflix. In the United Kingdom, the film will release on the 2nd of December by Sony Pictures Entertainment Motion Picture Group. As for the United States, the film will be available to stream on Netflix. This film is a joint venture between Sony and Netflix, hence the date of release in different countries might vary, nevertheless, it will be available to watch in December!
We hope you are ready to get hit by nostalgia and revisit one of the greatest stories of all time. Matilda The Musical is one of the most anticipated releases of 2022, and it is expected to live up to these expectations with an ensemble cast and some great songs which will be added to your Spotify playlist in no time!
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