Matilda the Musical


Matilda Wormwood (Alisha Weir) is a little girl with big curiousity, 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 lead 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 new-found school friends. Filled with an overwhelming sense of justive, Matilda dares to take a stand for what is right and teach the Trunchbull a lesson she won't forget.

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

Netflix will release the film across the world this holiday season. Sony Pictures UK and Tristar Pictures will release exclusively in cinemas in the UK and Ireland on 25th November 2022.