Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical PG

Fri 16 – Thu 29 Dec
★★★★★ – Telegraph

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Director: Matthew Warchus

Cast: Alisha Weir, Lashana Lynch, Andrea Riseborough, Stephen Graham, Emma Thompson

Year: 2022

Duration: 117 mins

Certificate: PG

"★★★★★ – Like Dahl’s book, everything in this film, from tenderness to terror, is so exuberant" – Telegraph

"★★★★ – A frothy, whimsical delight" – Independent

★★★★ – Guardian

Director Matthew Warchus (Pride) brings his smash hit stage musical to the screen, starring up-and-coming Alisha Weir as the titular troublemaker and acting royalty Dame Emma Thompson as the malevolent Miss Trunchbull.

Matilda Wormwood is a genius, stuck in a household that values nothing more than having cash and flashing it. She quietly retreats into her books, growing her sharp imagination and thinking up cheeky ideas of revenge and rebellion. When she meets her new teacher, Miss Honey, she finds the courage inside to change her story... along with some unexpected telekinetic powers.

Scored by Australian comedian Tim Minchin, Matilda is a joyful, uplifting romp through what it means to be a grown up, the power of imagination and how kindness conquers all.

Please note that Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical contains a sequence which might affect customers who are susceptible to photosensitive epilepsy.