If you’re a child of the 90s, you’re probably familiar with Roald Dahl’s great 1988 children’s book called Matilda. If not, maybe the classic 1996 film adaptation rings a bell.
Fret not, my good friend. Netflix is set to release Matilda the Musical! Good days ahead of us! The Hollywood Reporter, on Tuesday, said that this is only possible because of the partnership between the streaming platform and Sony Pictures. So if you’re a big fan of any adaptations of Matilda, then you owe Sony Pictures a big ol’ thank you.
Matthew Warchus, director of the iconic Hamlet and Boeing, Boeing, will be directing the theatrical play and will be releasing in the United Kingdom. After that, its green light all the way for their adventure to the streaming world all across the globe on the streaming giant.
It’s been a long time since we’ve been exposed to Matilda; so to refresh your minds, here’s a little synopsis lifted from StageAgent:
“Matilda is the story of an extraordinary little girl with extraordinary powers. The daughter of abusive parents, Matilda finds refuge in library books, which she reads quickly and in creating her own stories. Things are no better at school, where Matilda also must face a tyrannical and cruel headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, who believes in Crunchem Hall’s motto: “Bambinatum est Magitum,” or “Children are Maggots.” She finds companionship in her teacher, Miss Honey, though well-intentioned, is shy and fragile. Brave little Matilda knows she has to stand up against the adults in her world, and in doing so, discovers her own remarkable powers. Matilda’s bravery teaches Miss Honey and her classmates an important lesson — that even though life can be hard, “nobody but me is gonna change my story” so “sometimes you have to be a little bit naughty.”
We’re all excited for new shows and new seasons, but maybe we can take a little joyride to our childhoods with this musical.