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The musical adaption of Roald Dahl's classic children's novel is set to hit theatres this December, and while there'll be some changes from the original 1996 film, all of the most iconic moments will remain in tact.
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Like the 1996 film, which starred Mara Wilson and Danny DeVito, the 2022 musical will tell the story of Matilda, an intelligent young bookworm who struggles in her home life, but soon learns that she has telekinetic powers.
When Matilda starts going to school, she learns to stand up to the bullies in her life, including evil headmistress Miss Trunchbull, with the help of her favourite teacher, Miss Honey.
Fans of the book and film are sure to agree that one of the most memorable scenes from Matilda is that of Bruce Bogtrotter and the chocolate cake.
To jog your memory, one of Matilda's classmates Bruce is accused of eating a slice of Miss Trunchbull's personal cake. As punishment, he is told to sit in front of the entire school and finish the entire thing. Face covered in chocolate, Bruce quickly hits a wall, struggling to finish the monstrosity. But with the encouragement of his classmates, he manages to get through the entire thing.
Directed by Matthew Warchus for Netflix, Matilda (2022) will heavily follow the 2010 stage production Matilda The Musical, written by Dennis Kelly and composed by comedian Tim Minchin.
Warchus had originally directed the stage musical and currently works as the artistic director for Matilda The Musical at London's Old Vic theatre.
The stage musical has been running on the West End since 2010 and has proved such a success that it moved to Broadway from 2013 to 2017. While the London production one an astounding seven Olivier Awards in its first year, the Broadway production in New York snagged five coveted Tony Awards.
Nanny McPhee star and Oscar winner Emma Thompson has picked up the riding crop and hammer as the terrifying Miss Trunchbull, who was originally portrayed by Pam Ferris in the 1996 film.
The cast also includes No Time To Die actor Lashana Lynch as Miss Honey. Line of Duty's Stephen Graham as Mr. Wormwood, Birdman star Andrea Riseboroughas Mrs. Wormwood and Alisha Weir as the magical young Matilda.
Netflix, in partnership with Sony Pictures, will release Matilda in cinemas on 2 December 2022.
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