Some official clips from Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical has been revealed ahead of the film’s arrival in select theaters next month. It will also be available for streaming on December 25th on Netflix.
The first video gives us our first preview of one of the film’s big musical numbers, with energetic synchronized choreography involving school children. Meanwhile, the second video highlights Matilda’s high intellect as she shares her love of reading.
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Matilda tells Miss Honey about her love of reading in this exclusive sneak peek of Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical
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“The story centers around Matilda Wormwood (Alisha Weir), a little girl with great curiosity, a sharp mind and a vivid imagination – and the worst parents (Stephen Graham and Andrea Riseborough) in the world,” reads the official synopsis for the film. “While they keep themselves content with trashy TV and risky money-making schemes, Matilda loves to lose herself in the pages of her beloved books. Where they are loud, selfish and unkind, she is a quiet observer who thinks of small and cheeky acts of rebellion and revenge.”
The musical Matilda stars Academy Award-winning actress Emma Thompson, Stephen Graham, Andrea Riseborough, Sindhu Vee, Alisha Weir and Lashana Lynch, and is directed by Tony Award-winning Matthew Warchus, who also directed the stage musical. The musical itself is based on the children’s novel of the same name from 1988, written by Roald Dahl, as well as the musical adaptation of the book from 2010.
Matilda was first adapted into a film in 1996 by actor-director Danny DeVito, with Mara Wilson taking on the title role. Meanwhile, Dennis Kelly’s The musical Matilda has been running in London since 2011 and had a successful Broadway run from 2013-2017. The musical is set to release in select theaters on December 9, 2022. Netflix will then release the film on its streaming services on December 25.