Roald Dahl's Matilda the Musical

An extraordinary young girl 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.

Directed by: Matthew Warchus
Genres: Family, Comedy, Fantasy,
Production Company: Working Title Films, The Roald Dahl Story Company,

Roald Dahl's Matilda the Musical - Meet the exception to the rules. - Azwaad Movie Database
  • Release Date: 25-11-2022
  • Runtime: 117 Minutes
  • Popularity: 62.19
  • Vote Count: 643
  • IMDB Rating: 6.8
  • Budget: USD 25,000,000
  • Revenue: USD 35,602,350
  • Region: United Kingdom ( GB ),
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Photo Name Character
Alisha Weir - Azwaad Movie Database Alisha Weir Matilda Wormwood
Emma Thompson - Azwaad Movie Database Emma Thompson Agatha Trunchbull
Lashana Lynch - Azwaad Movie Database Lashana Lynch Miss Honey
Stephen Graham - Azwaad Movie Database Stephen Graham Mr. Wormwood
Andrea Riseborough - Azwaad Movie Database Andrea Riseborough Mrs. Wormwood
Sindhu Vee - Azwaad Movie Database Sindhu Vee Mrs. Phelps
Carl Spencer - Azwaad Movie Database Carl Spencer Escapologist
Lauren Alexandra - Azwaad Movie Database Lauren Alexandra Acrobat
Winter Jarrett Glasspool - Azwaad Movie Database Winter Jarrett Glasspool Amanda Thripp
Andrei Shen - Azwaad Movie Database Andrei Shen Eric
Photo Name Department
Jonathan Finn-Production Jonathan Finn Production (Producer)
Roald Dahl-Writing Roald Dahl Writing (Novel)
Roald Dahl-Writing Roald Dahl Writing (Book)
Tim Bevan-Production Tim Bevan Production (Producer)
Eric Fellner-Production Eric Fellner Production (Producer)
Melanie Oliver-Editing Melanie Oliver Editing (Editor)
Tim Minchin-Sound Tim Minchin Sound (Songs)
Tim Minchin-Writing Tim Minchin Writing (Musical)
Tim Minchin-Writing Tim Minchin Writing (Lyricist)
Matthew Warchus-Directing Matthew Warchus Directing (Director)

See Full Cast & Crew of Roald Dahl's Matilda the Musical


I was watching this thinking how much Alisha Weir's performance in the title role reminded me of Emma Watson's "Hermione" from back in 2001! Feisty and intelligent, she is sent by her parents to the "Cruncher Hall" school where she encounters "Miss Trunchbull" (Dame Emma Thompson). Now this is a teacher who would not have looked out of place working with King Herod at Christmas! The children live in fear of her, as do the staff - but as "Matilda" starts to bond with "Miss Honey" (Lashana Lynch) and realises her true potential, well - a rebellion is soon in the offing! It's a strong story this - Dahl addressed many issues of neglectful parenting, bullying, intimidation and sexual stereotyping and Tim Minchin puts much of that sentiment effectively to music with a clever and entertaining lyric. The almost unrecognisable Dame Emma is on top form exuding an almost ridiculous degree of menace as helped by her array of cctv cameras, she rules the school with a rod of iron. Weir really enters into the spirit of things - she puts her heart and soul into the enthusiastic, mischievous and engaging character and with some enjoyably choreographed ensemble dance numbers this all delivers well. It still has a bit of the theatrical to it, some of the production doesn't quite make the best use of the flexibility the big screen offers, but the toe-tapping "Naughty" and "Revolting Children" help put a smile on your face for a surprisingly quickly-paced two hours.

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