Lower School pupils at Rydal Penrhos got the chance to experience a big stage performance as part of an ongoing learning initiative.
The Year 7 contingent travelled to the Palace Theatre in Manchester on Wednesday, September 19, which is one of many such excursions organised throughout the academic year by passionate English, Music and Drama staff at the school.
Winner of 85 international awards, including 16 for Best Musical, the Royal Shakespeare Company's touring production of Matilda the Musical has been described as “a superb depiction” of the iconic Roald Dahl novel.
Adapted by Dennis Kelly, original songs by Tim Minchin and direction by Matthew Warchus, Matilda The Musical is the story of an extraordinary little girl who, armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, dares to take a stand and change her own destiny.
The show premiered at the RSC’s The Courtyard Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon in November 2010, before transferring to London’s West End in October 2011, where it opened to rave reviews.
Deputy Head Tim Cashell, said: “This was another very worthwhile experience for our young pupils, who all got an enormous amount out of the trip and were thoroughly impressed with what they saw.
“Most of them were part of the fantastic Year 6 performance of Aladdin at our Prep School prior to the summer, break, and visits like this are great in terms of their overall development and their ambitions for the future.”