Netflix's screen adaptation of Matilda The Musical hit the streamer December 25—but if you don't have a Netflix subscription, don't fret! The service has put eight of the film's full musical numbers on YouTube so you can get a special look at the stage-to-screen transfer. Watch "Revolting Children," complete with a screen-stealing dance performance from "red beret girl," above.
Watch the film's opening number, "Miracle":
Newcomer Alisha Weir, starring in the title role, gets a little bit "Naughty":
We meet Crunchem Hall in "School Song":
Emma Thompson stars as The Trunchbull, but she doesn't look like Emma Thompson at all. Go behind the scenes to see how a team of six transformed the two-time Academy Award winner into the character, based on designs from Tony winner Rob Howell.
Watch Thompson in full Trunchbull drag singing "The Hammer":
See "Bruce" take on the undoable: eat an entire chocolate cake in one sitting:
Alisha Weir takes the spotlight again with "Quiet":
Lashana Lynch co-stars as Miss Honey, singing "My House":
Based on the 1988 children's novel by Roald Dahl, the film also stars Sindhu Vee as Mrs. Phelps, and Stephen Graham and Andrea Riseborough as Mr. and Mrs. Wormwood.
Much of the musical's stage creative team have returned to adapt the Olivier-winning musical, which features music and lyrics by Tim Minchin and a book by Dennis Kelly, for the screen. Matthew Warchus again directs, with Kelly adapting the screenplay, costumes by Rob Howell, and music director Christopher Nightingale serving as score composer and executive music producer. Minchin also contributed a new song expressly for the movie, "Still Holding My Hand."
The Royal Shakespeare Company’s production of Matilda the Musical premiered at the RSC's Stratford-upon-Avon home in 2010 before transferring to the West End in October 2011 and winning seven 2012 Olivier Awards. The subsequent Broadway production won four Tony Awards and a Tony Honor for Excellence in the Theatre for the four girls sharing the title role. It has since toured North America, Australia, New Zealand, the U.K. and Ireland, South Africa, and China and played its first non-English language production in Seoul, South Korea, in 2018; the West End run is still running at the Cambridge Theatre.