ROALD DAHL’S MATILDA THE MUSICAL will be available to Download & Keep on 8th February 2023 and available to Rent on Digital and Buy on Blu-ray and DVD on 20th February 2023 courtesy of Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.
Directed by Matthew Warchus from a screenplay by Dennis Kelly, based on the stage musical of the same name, the film stars Alisha Weir, Lashana Lynch, Stephen Graham, Andrea Riseborough, Sindhu Vee, and Emma Thompson.
Kelly adapts the Royal Shakespeare Company’s award-winning stage production for the big screen, with original music and lyrics by Tim Minchin, based on the beloved book by Roald Dahl.
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.
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 towering 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.
ROALD DAHL’S MATILDA THE MUSICAL is produced by Eric Fellner and Tim Bevan for Working Title, and Jon Finn (Billy Elliot), and Luke Kelly of The Roald Dahl Story Company.