Alisha Weir (left) and Lashana Lynch in Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical. A new song brings to the screen a dream that the creative team could not realise onstage. Photo: Netflix
Alisha Weir (left) and Lashana Lynch in Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical. A new song brings to the screen a dream that the creative team could not realise onstage. Photo: Netflix

Netflix’s Matilda the Musical ends film with new song that is ‘a joyful release’, bringing to the screen a dream that could not be realised onstage

  • ‘Still Holding My Hand’, which has Matilda and Miss Honey singing to each other, was added at the expense of stage show favourites like ‘Loud’ and ‘Telly’
  • The people behind the stage and film productions explain their decision-making process and why, of all the animals, there is a giraffe in one particular scene

Alisha Weir (left) and Lashana Lynch in Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical. A new song brings to the screen a dream that the creative team could not realise onstage. Photo: Netflix
Alisha Weir (left) and Lashana Lynch in Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical. A new song brings to the screen a dream that the creative team could not realise onstage. Photo: Netflix
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