An inspiring story of rebellion with brilliant songs and a touch of magic – this fantastic new release is available to buy now from Virgin Media Store
By Virgin TV Edit
It’s the wondrous story of a little girl who fights back against neglect and cruelty with the help of books, supernatural powers and one very sweet schoolteacher. Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical topped the UK box office when it was released in cinemas in November – and you can watch it in the comfort of your own home when you buy or rent it via Virgin Media Store.
Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical is the big-screen adaptation of the smash hit West End musical of the same name (which was itself based on Roald Dahl’s classic 1988 children’s book). Newcomer Alisha Weir stars as the titular Matilda Wormwood, a bright schoolgirl who is resented and bullied by her nasty parents, played by Stephen Graham (Boiling Point) and Andrea Riseborough (The Electrical Life of Louis Wain).
When Matilda is sent to a new school ruled with an iron fist by terrifying headmistress Miss Trunchbull (portrayed by British acting royalty in the shape of actual Emma Thompson!), she also finds the support and kindness of her teacher Miss Honey (Lashana Lynch, No Time To Die). Thanks to her boundless imagination, newly discovered telekinetic powers and unabashed naughty streak, Matilda starts resisting the closed-minded grown-ups in her life – with magical, uplifting and hilarious results.
Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical is directed by Matthew Warchus, with a screenplay by Dennis Kelly and music by Tim Minchin (creators of the award-winning stage musical). With dazzling dance numbers, brilliant songs and a phenomenal performance from Thompson, it’s no surprise that the film has received rave reviews from critics.
You can buy Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical (cert PG) from 8 February 2023 on Virgin Media Store and rent it from Monday 20 February. If you have a TiVo® box or Virgin TV V6 box, powered by TiVo®, go to On Demand > Movies. If you have Virgin TV 360 box or Stream, go to Box Sets & Movies > Store. You can also buy the sing-along version of the movie for extra family fun!
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