Matilda the Musical: Release date, cast, synopsis, trailer

‘Matilda the Musical’ is a musical film adaptation of the children’s book by Roald Dahl, which follows the titular Matilda.

Release date

The film will premiere in select theatres in December and stream on Netflix from December 25.


  • Alisha Weir as Matilda Wormwood
  • Lashana Lynch as Miss Honey
  • Emma Thompson as Miss Trunchbull
  • Sindhu Vee as Mrs. Phelps
  • Stephen Graham
  • Andrea Riseborough

Directed by Matthew Warchus

Written by Dennis Kelly


“Matilda Wormwood is a little girl with big curiosity, a sharp mind and a vivid imagination — and the worst parents in the world. While her parents 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, 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.

“As well as kind Miss Honey, the bright lights among the meanness are story-loving librarian, Mrs. Phelps, 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.”

Other details

This is the second film adaptation of Matilda, after the 1996 film of the same name.


When Matilda finally enters school, she is shocked to see the kind of hell it has been made under Miss Trunchbull. Will she free the school and her classmates from this pure evil?

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