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Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical FIRST LOOK: Emma Thompson is unrecognisable as Miss Trunchbull

Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical FIRST LOOK: Emma Thompson is unrecognisable as she transforms into the infamous Miss Trunchbull for the much-loved tale

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Emma Thompson looked poles apart from her signature elegant aura as the teaser trailer for Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical was released on Wednesday. 

The accoladed actress, 63, transforms into the infamous Miss Trunchbull in the upcoming family feature, which will make for perfect viewing over the Christmas holidays. 

The big screen adaptation of the West End phenomenon sees an unrecognisable side to Emma, who, in the trailer, is pictured wearing the villainous headmistress’ khaki trench coat and the fierce, scraped-back hairdo the character is associated with. 

Unrecognisable: Emma looked poles apart from her signature elegant aura (pictured at the Sundance Film Festival this month)

Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical FIRST LOOK: Emma Thompson was unrecognisable as she transformed into the infamous Miss Trunchbull for the much-loved tale (pictured left in the trailer, which was released on Wednesday, pictured right this month)

A brand new take on the Tony and Olivier award-winning musical, Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical tells the story of an extraordinary girl with a vivid imagination, who dares to take a stand to change her story with miraculous results.

Stepping into the shoes of one of fiction’s most beloved characters is Alisha Weir, while Stephen Graham and Andrea Riseborough play her parents, whose loud and selfish behaviour trigger the quiet observer in Matilda to think up cheeky acts of rebellion and revenge. 

Matilda finds solace in her inspirational teacher Miss Honey, played by James’ Bond star Lashana Lynch, who encourages her pupil to conjure her own fantastical tales. 

Upcoming: A brand new take on the Tony and Olivier award-winning musical, Roald Dahl¿s Matilda The Musical tells the story of an extraordinary girl with a vivid imagination, who dares to take a stand to change her story with miraculous results (pictured Alisha Weir as Matilda)

Upcoming: A brand new take on the Tony and Olivier award-winning musical, Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical tells the story of an extraordinary girl with a vivid imagination, who dares to take a stand to change her story with miraculous results (pictured Alisha Weir as Matilda)

Emma, is that you?! The big screen adaptation of the West End phenomenon sees an unrecognisable side to Emma, 63, who is pictured wearing the villainous headmistress' khaki trench coat and the fierce, scraped-back hairdo the character is associated with

Emma, is that you?! The big screen adaptation of the West End phenomenon sees an unrecognisable side to Emma, 63, who is pictured wearing the villainous headmistress’ khaki trench coat and the fierce, scraped-back hairdo the character is associated with

Children's classic: Stepping into the shoes of one of fiction's most beloved characters is Alisha Weir (left) while Stephen Graham (right) and Andrea Riseborough play her parents

Scream! Her parents loud and selfish behaviour trigger the quiet observer in Matilda to think up cheeky acts of rebellion and revenge

Children’s classic: Stepping into the shoes of one of fiction’s most beloved characters is Alisha Weir (left) while Stephen Graham (right) and Andrea Riseborough play her parents

Bookworm Matilda is excited to attend Crunchem Hall but is surprised to find out the school is an ominous and oppressive place led by the wicked Miss Trunchbull. 

As well as kind Miss Honey, the bright lights among the meanness are story-loving librarian Mrs. Phelps (Sindhu Vee) and Matilda’s newfound school friends. 

Filled with an overwhelming sense of justice, Matilda dares to take a stand for what is right and teach Trunchbull a lesson she won’t forget. 

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