Roald Dahl's Matilda the Musical Movie

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

Who's Involved:

Alisha Weir, Eric Fellner, Emma Thompson, Lashana Lynch, Matthew Warchus, Andrea Riseborough, Tim Bevan, Stephen Graham, Dennis Kelly, Sindhu Vee

thematic elements, exaggerated bullying and some language
Runtime: N/A
Language: English

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Plot: What's the story about?

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).

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.

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Who stars in Roald Dahl's Matilda the Musical: Cast List

... Miss Honey

Bob Marley: One Love, The Woman King  

... Miss Trunchbull

Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy, Brave  

... Matilda

Abigail, Abigail  

Young Woman and the Sea, Blitz  

Lee, The Grudge  

What’s Love Got To Do With It?, That Christmas  

Who's making Roald Dahl's Matilda the Musical: Crew List

A look at the Roald Dahl's Matilda the Musical behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Matthew Warchus last directed Pride. The film's writer Dennis Kelly last wrote Together and Black Sea.


Dennis Kelly


Tim Bevan
Eric Fellner

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Production: What we know about Roald Dahl's Matilda the Musical?

Key Facts

  1. Netflix will release the film across the world [excluding the UK and Ireland] this Holiday Season. Sony Pictures U.K. and Tristar Pictures will release the film in UK and Ireland exclusively in cinemas on December 2, 2022 (6/26/2022).
  2. This is specifically based on the Matilda the Musical which played both on the West End and Broadway.
  3. Lashana Lynch will play the kind teacher Miss Honey who encourages Matilda and her gifts (1/10/2021).
  4. Based on the Roald Dahl classic book.

Filming Timeline

  1. 2022 - May: The film was set to Completed  status.
  2. 2022 - April: The film was set to Post-Production  status.
  3. 2021 - January: The film was set to Pre-Production  status.

Roald Dahl's Matilda the Musical Release Date: When was the film released?

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Roald Dahl's Matilda the Musical was a Netflix release in 2022 on Sunday, December 25, 2022. There were 1 other movie released on the same date, including After Ever Happy.

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