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Who plays the doctor in Matilda The Musical on Netflix?

December 30, 2022

Matilda The Musical is arguably a must-watch for fans of the one and only Roald Dahl. The British novelist has written some of the most beloved and iconic children’s stories of all time, including Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The BFG, Fantastic Mr. Fox, James And The Giant Peach and The Witches.

Published in 1988, Matilda remains one of his most cherished literary offerings and was previously adapted into a film in 1996.

On the other hand, the novel was adapted into a stage production in 2011 and Matilda The Musical is an adaptation of this project, which was created by Matthew Warchus, Dennis Kelly and Tim Minchin.

Released on Netflix on Sunday, December 25, 2022 in the United States, the film version was directed by Matthew and stars Alisha Weir as the titular young girl who discovers she has special abilities and skills.

You’re sure to recognize a handful of talents that help bring the show to life on stage on screen. Speaking of which, who plays the doctor in Matilda The Musical?

Matt Henry as a dancing doctor in a sparkling suit with backup dancers in Matilda The MusicalMatilda the musical cr. netflix

Who plays the doctor in Matilda The Musical on Netflix?

The Doctor is played by Matt Henry in the film adaptation of Matilda The Musical.

Although the British actor has starred in a few screen projects, he is actually best known as a singer.

You might remember him as a contestant on The Voice UK, as he took part in the singing show in 2013 and came in fourth place. He was mentored by Jessie J and and his performance of Ray LaMontagne’s song Trouble helped the original enter the UK Singles Chart.

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Fast forward and he was also in Kinky Boots The Musical (he played Lola) in 2019.

His first solo album – Red Flare – was released in 2015 and you can find his music on Spotify; it currently has 82,000 monthly listeners.

Reviewing his theater credits, he has appeared in productions of established titles such as The Lion King (Simba), Miss Saigon (John Thomas), Saturday Night Fever (Cesar), The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe ( Mr. Beaver) and One Night in Miami (Sam Cooke).

Follow Matilda The Musical’s Matt Henry on Instagram

You can find Matt on Instagram at mrmatthenry.

It has 15,000 subscribers and there are a range of posts to browse, including some related to Matilda The Musical.

“We had the best time…during a tough time but we created something beautiful that I hope can put a smile on your face,” he wrote of his experience directing the film.


Mathilde the musical cast

Matt is joined by a sensational cast and you can check out the cast of Matilda The Musical and their roles below:

  • Alisha Weir as Matilda Wormwood
  • Lashana Lynch as Miss Jennifer Honey
  • Emma Thompson as Miss Agatha Trunchbull
  • Stephen Graham as Mr. Harry Wormwood
  • Andrea Riseborough as Mrs. Wormwood
  • Sindhu Vee as Mrs. Phelps
  • Lauren Alexandra as Acrobat
  • Carl Spencer as Magnus the Escapologist
  • Katherine Kingsley as the acrobat/young Agatha Trunchbull’s half-sister
  • Charlie Hodson-Prior as Bruce Bogtrotter
  • Rei Yamauchi Fulker as Lavender
  • Meesha Garbett as Hydrangea
  • Winter Jarrett-Glasspool as Amanda Thripp

Matilda The Musical is now streaming on Netflix.

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