The Matilda musical is set to come to Netflix on Christmas, but you can actually check out the movie now in select theaters. One of the biggest numbers in the film is Revolting Children which will have all the kids doing some outrageous dance choreography, and we have a clip giving audiences what to expect.
The original number in the play was actually played by something like a dozen kids, so you can imagine how the film has upped the ante by having an entire school of children dancing around and causing havoc in the school.
Though the 1996 Matilda is considered to be a cult classic, this musical had won several awards ever since it came out back in 2010. If anything, it’s a chance for a new generation of audiences to fall in love with the works of Roald Dahl. Who knows, maybe it can even hype up the release of that Willy Wonka prequel starring Timothee Chalamet.
Matilda Wormwood (Alisha Weir) is a little girl with big curiosity, a sharp mind and a vivid imagination – and the worst parents in the world. While her parents (Stephen Graham and Andrea Riseborough) content themselves with trashy TV and dodgy money-making schemes, she loves to lose herself in the pages of her beloved books. Where they are loud, selfish and unkind she is a quiet observer, thinking up small and cheeky acts of rebellion and revenge. On meeting her inspirational teacher, Miss Honey (Lashana Lynch), Matilda is encouraged and begins conjuring her own fantastical tales. Excited to attend Crunchem Hall, Matilda is surprised to find the school is an ominous and oppressive place led by the huge and villainous Miss Trunchbull (Emma Thompson). As well as kind Miss Honey, the bright lights among the meanness are story-loving librarian, Mrs. Phelps (Sindhu Vee), and Matilda’s newfound school friends. Filled with an overwhelming sense of justice, Matilda dares to take a stand for what is right and teach Trunchbull a lesson she won’t forget.
Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical is now showing in theaters and will release on Netflix come Christmas Day Dec. 25.