Next showing : Wed 14th Dec
Regent Street Cinema is excited to present an exclusive in-person Q&A screening with Matilda's Tony® & Olivier® nominated choreographer, Ellen Kane. Film critic, presenter and broadcaster Rhianna Dhillon (BAFTA®, BFI & the BBC) will host a post-screening Q&A with Ellen Kane, who choreographed the jaw-dropping dance sequences in both the stage musical and the smash hit feature film adaption – “Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical”. The film: Matilda Wormwood (Alisha Weir) is a little girl with big curiosity, a sharp mind and a vivid imagination — and the worst parents in the world. While her parents (Stephen Graham and Andrea Riseborough) content themselves with trashy TV and dodgy money-making schemes, she loves to lose herself in the pages of her beloved books. Where they are loud, selfish and unkind she is a quiet observer, thinking up small and cheeky acts of rebellion and revenge. On meeting her inspirational teacher, Miss Honey (Lashana Lynch), Matilda is encouraged and begins conjuring her own fantastical tales. Excited to attend Crunchem Hall, Matilda is surprised to find the school is an ominous and oppressive place led by the towering and villainous Miss Trunchbull (Emma Thompson). 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. Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical is an inspirational musical tale of an extraordinary girl who discovers her superpower and summons the remarkable courage, against all odds, to help others change their stories, whilst also taking charge of her own destiny. Standing up for what’s right, she’s met with miraculous results. Directed by Tony® Award-winning director Matthew Warchus (Matilda The Musical), the film is produced by Eric Fellner and Tim Bevan for Working Title, Jon Finn (Billy Elliot), and Luke Kelly of The Roald Dahl Story Company. Screenwriter Dennis Kelly adapts the Royal Shakespeare Company’s production for the big screen, with original music and lyrics by Tim Minchin. About Ellen Kane London based Tony® & Olivier® nominated choreographer, Ellen Kane is currently working on good grief a Dan Levy film , recently also on Legally Blonde for Regent's Park Open Air Theatre (dir. Lucy Moss) and has been working as the Choreographer for Matilda (feature film dir. Matthew Warchus for Netflix) and A Chorus Line (dir. Nikolai Foster) for the Curve in Leicester. Other credits include: Choreographer West Side Story (dir. Nikolai Foster) for the Curve in Leicester and Dance & Movement Supervisor on Cats (dir. Tom Hooper), Co-Choreographer of Groundhog Day The Musical (dir. Matthew Warchus), Old Vic Theatre London and the August Wilson Theatre Broadway (Tony and Olivier nominations); Worldwide Associate Choreographer on the RSC’s Matilda The Musical Stratford, London, Broadway, US Tour, Australia, New Zealand, UK & International tour, also directed by Matthew Warchus; Choreographer for Pieces of String at Mercury Theatre in Colchester; Choreographer for Perfect Pitch, Children In Need’s Musical in a Week; Choreographer for Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (dir.Bartlett Sher) at Playhouse Theatre, London; Choreographer for Elton John’s Electricity Video in association with Working Title; International Choreographic Supervisor and Associate on Billy Elliot The Musical (dir. Stephen Daldry) for London, Broadway, Chicago, National US tour, Australia, Holland and UK tour; Associate Choreographer for the Original London Production of Charlie and the Chocolate Factor (dir. Sam Mendes) at Theatre Royal, Drury Lane; Associate Choreographer for Sister Act at London Palladium; Associate Choreographer The Lord of the Rings (dir. Matthew Warchus and choreographer Peter Darling) at Theatre Royal, Drury Lane. For Workshops, Ellen has acted as Associate Choreographer on Bridget Jones’ Diary (dir. Stephen Daldry) for Working Title, The Light Princess (dir. Marianne Elliott) for National Theatre and various workshops for the RSC.