Trailer Watch: Alisha Weir Leads a Revolt Towards Emma Thompson in “Matilda the Musical”

“As soon as upon a time there was a little bit lady who was trapped. That is the story of her nice escape,” we’re instructed in a brand new trailer for “Matilda the Musical.” The variation of Roald Dahl’s novel of the identical identify sees Alisha Weir (“Darklands”) taking up the titular position — and taking up Miss Trunchbull. Oscar winner Emma Thompson performs the abusive headmistress of Matilda’s faculty. “I like troublemakers,” she says. “They make such a beautiful sound after they snap.”

Bored with being bullied at house and by Ms. Trunchbull at college, Matilda launches a revolt towards the headmistress, which is aided by her telekinesis. The voracious reader additionally finds consolation within the pages of books and within the classroom of Miss Honey (Lashana Lynch, “The Girl King”), her type and nurturing trainer.

Mara Wilson led a 1996 movie primarily based on “Matilda.”

The stage model of “Matilda the Musical” has received Tony and Olivier awards. This display adaptation opens in theaters December 9 and launches on Netflix December 25.


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