If you were a child in the 90s, chances are that you either read Roald Dahl‘s Matilda or watched the film starring Mara Wilson. And now Netflix is returning us to this magical tale with Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical. It is a brand new take on the original award-winning musical with Tony Award-winning director Matthew Warchus at the helm and producers Eric Fellner, Tim Bevan, Jon Finn and Luke Kelly.
Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical follows the young Matilda Wormwood (Alisha Weir). She has an immense curiosity, a sharp mind and a rather vivid imagination. But she also has the worst parents in the world (Stephen Graham and Andrea Riseborough). Instead, they would park themselves in front of the TV or partake in dodgy money-making schemes rather than have a hand in their daughter’s upbringing. On the other hand, Matilda would rather find herself lost in her beloved books. Same girl, same.
When Matilda meets the inspirational Miss Honey (Lashana Lynch), she is encouraged and begins conjuring her own fantastical tales. But then she spends her first day at Crunchem Hall and faces the terrifyingly villainous Miss Trunchbull (Emma Thompson). Filled with a need to take a stand against her, Matilda decides to teach Trunchbull a lesson she won’t ever forget. Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical is an inspirational tale of an extraordinary girl who summons remarkable courage against all odds.
What would be better than getting the chance to relive this magic? The trailer reintroduces us to Matilda, Chunchem Hall, her fellow students, Miss Honey and the Trunchball. It includes some iconic scenes from the original film/novel, including Trunchball throwing Amanda Thripp by her pigtails and Bruce Bogtrotter being forced to eat cake. We also get to listen to some of the catchy songs that were written for the musical. It’s charming, fresh and looks to be just as memorable as the original.
Alongside Weir, Graham, Riseborough, Lynch and Thompson, Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical stars Sindu Vee, Rei Yamauchi Fulker, Charlie Hodson-Prior and Winter Jarrett-Glasspool. The film is set to hit the streaming service this upcoming holiday season. We have the trailer and some first-look images down below. Does Thompson pull off the terrifying Trunchbull? Let us know in the comments below and on social media!
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