Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical Cast and Character Guide

Directed by Matthew Warchus, Matilda the Musical is the long-awaited Netflix adaptation of the Olivier and Tony award-winning musical of the same name, written by Dennis Kelly and Tim Minchin.

The movie and stage musical are based on the book Matilda by Roald Dahl, originally published in 1988, and the movie-musical has been pegged for a Christmas release date.

Matilda the Musical follows the life of Matilda Wormwood, a precocious and extremely intelligent five-year-old who lives in Buckinghamshire.

Matilda is an avid reader despite her young age, quickly devouring all the children’s books in the library of her hometown before moving on to great classics that even some adults struggle to read.

She reads to escape the realities of her grim home life with her parents, Mr.

and Mrs.

Wormwood, who are emotionally and physically neglectful of their daughter.

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