‘Roald Dahl’s Matilda: the Musical’ (2022) – Netflix Movie

Roald Dahl's Matilda: the Musical
Martin Cid

Roald Dahl’s Matilda: the Musical is a movie directed by Matthew Warchus starring Alisha Weir and Emma Thompson.

‘Roald Dahl’s Matilda: the Musical’ is now streaming on Netflix. A musical film that succeeds in entertaining. Its musical numbers are perfectly orchestrated and choreographed, in this excellent production with performances that, in all their deliberate theatricality, are amusing.

Matilda, de Roald Dahl: El Musical
Roald Dahl’s Matilda: the Musical

A very theatrical movie for this Christmas, in this adaptation of the Roald Dahl classic children’s novel.

Roald Dahl’s Matilda: the Musical has the advantage of knowing what it wants, and especially whom it is for, and counts on the brilliant Dahl story. It adapts the rhythm well with a number of surprises in the script.

It is a “film” that works best due the scenes than the sequences, following the theatrical structures.

Matilda, de Roald Dahl: El Musical
Roald Dahl’s Matilda: the Musical

Of course, counting on the performance by Emma Thomson, who, as is customary, nails the part, yet again displaying her dramatic savvy in theater and in film. She is brilliant in this part.

The soundtrack counts on catchy numbers that are well suited for a musical of our times.

An ideal movie for the young ones, with its tale full of cheer and humor.


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.

Release Date

December 25, 2022

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The Star

Emma Thompson
Emma Thompson at the Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences’ Governors Awards, Ray Dolby Ballroom, Hollywood, CA 11-16-13. Depositphotos

Emma Thompson

Dame Emma Thompson (born 15 April 1959) is a British actress and screenwriter. Described as one of the best actresses of her generation, she portrays reticent women in period dramas and literary adaptations. She has received various accolades throughout her career spanning four decades, including two Academy Awards, two British Academy Film Awards, two Golden Globe Awards, a British Academy Television Award, and a Primetime Emmy Award.

Born in London to English actor Eric Thompson and Scottish actress Phyllida Law, Thompson was educated at Newnham College, University of Cambridge, where she became a member of the Footlights troupe, and appeared in the comedy sketch series Alfresco (1983–1984). In 1985, she starred in the West End revival of the musical Me and My Girl, which was a breakthrough in her career. In 1987, she came to prominence for her performances in two BBC TV series, Tutti Frutti and Fortunes of War, winning the BAFTA TV Award for Best Actress for her work in both series. In the early 1990s, she often collaborated with then-husband, actor and director Kenneth Branagh, in films such as Henry V (1989), Dead Again (1991), and Much Ado About Nothing (1993).


Matthew Warchus

Matthew Warchus


'Roald Dahl's Matilda: the Musical' (2022) - Netflix Movie
Alisha Weir / Matilda
'Roald Dahl's Matilda: the Musical' (2022) - Netflix Movie
Lashana Lynch / Miss Honey
'Roald Dahl's Matilda: the Musical' (2022) - Netflix Movie
Stephen Graham/ Mr. Wormwood
'Roald Dahl's Matilda: the Musical' (2022) - Netflix Movie
Emma Thompson / Miss Trunchbull
'Roald Dahl's Matilda: the Musical' (2022) - Netflix Movie
Andrea Riseborough / Mrs. Wormwood
'Roald Dahl's Matilda: the Musical' (2022) - Netflix Movie
Sindhu Vee / Mrs. Phelps

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