Matilda The Musical movie release date confirmed for December 2022!

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The upcoming film adaptation of Matilda The Musical has a confirmed release date!

Winner of five Best Musical awards, Matilda has played across the world since its West End premiere in 2011.


Inspired by the classic book by Roald Dahl, with original songs from comedian Tim Minchin, Matilda revels in the anarchy of childhood, the power of imagination and the inspiring story of a girl who dares to change her destiny.

Matilda The Musical movie release date

The new film adaptation of Matilda The Musical will be released theatrically in the UK by Sony Pictures Releasing on December 2, 2022.

The movie is being developed in partnership with Netflix who will release it online outside the UK the same month.

It was previously revealed that 11-year-old Alisha Weir had been cast in the title role with more than 200 children set to appear in the film.

Emma Thompson has been announced to play Miss Trunchball while Lashana Lynch will play Miss Honey.

Stephen Graham and Andrea Riseborough will play Matilda’s parents, Mr and Mrs Wormwood while Sindhu Vee will play librarian Mrs Phelps. Further casting is to be announced.

Directed by Matthew Warchus, who directed the stage version, filming is currently underway in London.

Meanwhile the West End stage production is due to reopen on 16 September 2021 following a forced closure due to the pandemic.

The show is currently booking at the Cambridge Theatre through to 13 February 2022 with tickets on sale here.

The Musical swept the board at the 2012 Olivier Awards, with a record-breaking seven awards, while its Broadway production won four Tony Awards.

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