We first reported on a Matilda the musical HERE and now we finally have the first Matilda the musical trailer – a brand new take on the Tony and Olivier award-winning musical which tells the story of an extraordinary girl, with a vivid imagination, who dares to take a stand to change her story with miraculous results.
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 – see her at the Dolittle premiere HERE).
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.
Directed by Tony Award-winning director Matthew Warchus (Matilda The Musical) with original music and lyrics by Tim Minchin. Matilda the Musical stars Academy Award Winner Emma Thompson (Miss Trunchbull), Alisha Weir (Matilda); Lashana Lynch (Miss Honey), Stephen Graham (Mr. Wormwood), Andrea Riseborough (Mrs. Wormwood), Sindhu Vee (Mrs. Phelps) and introducing: Charlie Hodson-Prior (Bruce Bogtrotter), Meesha Garbett (Hortensia), Rei Yamauchi Fulker (Lavender), Winter Jarrett Glasspool (Amanda Thripp), Andrei Shen (Eric), Ashton Robertson (Nigel)
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 Christmas.
Here’s the Matilda the Musical trailer…..