‘Matilda’ Musical Film Set for Netflix Release in December 2022
The cast features Alisha Weir in the titular role, with Emma Thompson as Miss Trunchbull, Lashana Lynch as Miss Honey, Stephen Graham as Mr. Wormwood, Andrea Riseborough as Mrs. Wormwood, and Sindhu Vee as Mrs. Phelps.
Matilda the Musical was last seen in the Philippines with an international tour at The Theatre at Solaire in 2020, and with a local staging by Atlantis Theatrical Entertainment Group starring Felicity Kyle Napuli, Esang De Torres, and Uma Martin alternating for the titular role at the Meralco Theater in 2017.
Matilda the Musical is based on the beloved 1988 Roald Dahl novel about a precocious little girl who loves learning but who is ignored and oppressed by her ignorant, overbearing parents and by her school’s tyrannical headmistress, Miss Trunchbull. In spite of these hardships, she finds solace in books and in the love of her kindhearted teacher, Miss Honey. She later finds the strength to challenge the unjust system in her school and she emerges triumphant.
The musical, written by Dennis Kelly and Tim Minchin, opened in the West End in 2011 and on Broadway in 2013, winning numerous Olivier Awards including Best New Musical and several Tony’s including Best Book of a Musical.
The stage production’s original director, Matthew Warchus, will be directing the film while the show’s Tony-winning playwright, Dennis Kelly, will be adapting the screenplay. The show will feature the original music and lyrics by Tim Minchin.