Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical: Emma Thompson tries to discipline children in new Netflix trailer

This Christmas, the classic story of Matilda is getting a musical revamp from Netflix. The new trailer features a cast with names like Academy Award® Winner Emma Thompson, playing Miss Trunchbull, Alisha Weir as Matilda, Lashana Lynch, who will be Miss Honey, Stephen Graham, who portrays Mr. Wormwood, Andrea Riseborough will be playing Mrs. Wormwood, and Sindhu Vee as Mrs. Phelps.

The official Netflix synopsis:

“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 huge 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.”

The musical is directed by Matthew Warchus and written by Dennis Kelly, adapted from the Tony and Olivier award-winning Royal Shakespeare Company’s production of Matilda The Musical. The original music and lyrics are brought to us by Tim Minchin. And the producers include Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner of Working Title, Jon Finn, and Luke Kelly of The Roald Dahl Story Company.

Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical is set to hit theatrical screens on December 9 and will be streaming on Netflix on December 25.

Source: Netflix

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