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25th Jun 2023

One of the most popular family movies of recent years is now on Netflix

Stephen Porzio

The kids will love this!

If you missed it when it arrived in cinemas back in November 2022, Matilda the Musical is now available to stream at home via Netflix.

Based on the stage musical of the same name by Dennis Kelly and Tim Minchin, which itself is an adaptation of Roald Dahl’s classic children’s novel Matilda, Irish actress Alisha Weir plays the title character.

A little girl with a big curiosity, a sharp mind, and a vivid imagination, Matilda is excited to go to school and spend some time away from her loud, selfish, and unkind parents (played by Andrea Riseborough and Stephen Graham). However, upon attending Crunchem Hall, she discovers that it is a threatening place run with an iron fist by the villainous Miss Trunchbull (Emma Thompson).

However, supported by kind educational figures Miss Honey (Lashana Lynch) and Mrs. Phelps (Sindhu Vee), Matilda decides to take a stand for what is right and teach Trunchbull a lesson she will not forget.

Matilda the Musical

Nearly unanimously praised for its ensemble cast, memorable music, and impressive staging, holds a very high 92% critics score on Rotten Tomatoes.

Matilda the Musical is streaming on Irish and UK Netflix now.