The big night has arrived! Tonight saw the capital welcome in the opening night of the 2022 London Film Festival with the world premiere of Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical. The film stars Emma Thompson, Alisha Weir, Lashana Lynch, Stephen Graham, and Andrea Riseborough. It is written by Dennis Kelly and directed by Matthew Warchus.
You can read our glowing review of the film right here.
Colin Hart, Ethan Hart and Scott Davis were on the red carpet this evening, here are their interviews.
Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical World Premiere Interviews
Let them eat cake! Chocolate cake! Dahl’s story of a neglected, prodigiously brilliant little girl is given a joyous treatment in Matthew Warchus, Dennis Kelly and Tim Minchin’s musical. Matilda Wormwood (impressive newcomer Alisha Weir) was never wanted by her parents (played here with comedic slimeball hatefulness by Stephen Graham and Andrea Riseborough). She’s abandoned, with only library books for company – books far more sophisticated than most adults can absorb. When the authorities notice Matilda has never attended school, her parents hastily sign her up for Crunchem Hall, run by the fearsome Miss Trunchbull (Thompson).