Matilda shows at Priory next month
23 November 2021
Priory pupils can’t wait to get into character at December’s performance of ‘Matilda.’
The cast has been chosen, rehearsals are well underway and it’s all systems go as the pupils take to the stage again.
Drama teacher Miss Howell admits she can’t wait to see the pupils back performing after Covid-19 restricted theatrical shows.
“The performance rights on Matilda have just been released so we decided to do this as it’s something new and fresh,” said Miss Howell.
“It is well-known, it’s a favourite, everyone absolutely loves it and it is so much fun.
“We have such a diverse range of talent at Priory and, since our last production, other pupils have come forward to give it a go and it’s not just about acting, it’s about getting involved behind-the-scenes as well with props and design.
“We have been rehearsing three times a week and the pupils have shown a lot of dedication.
“The children love productions, it allows them to mix from Year 7 to Year 11s after 18 months of not mixing and it’s like a little family.”
Year 9 Favour has the lead role of Matilda. She said: “I didn’t expect to get the lead role at all. I was squealing I was so excited when it was announced!
“I have started learning my lines and I know most of them. I am looking forward to it but am slightly nervous about performing in front of a big audience.”
Year 10 Holly is Mrs Wormwood and she said: “I took part in ‘We Will Rock You’ and I couldn’t wait for the next production.
“I am happy to be Mrs Wormwood as she is over the top and confident, totally different to me! It’s great to have that role.”
Year 11 Kyle is Mr Wormwood. “I like to be mean so it’s a great part for me!”
Year 11 Dominic is Trunchball. “Trunchball is the head teacher who is loud and old-fashioned and I love playing that role! I have watched the film Matilda and I take some inspiration from that but also put my own adaptation on it.”
The performances are on Tues, 7 and Weds, 8 December - more details to follow.
Pupils: We need help to make the props!
If being in the spotlight isn't for you, then you can still get involved behind the scenes - by making them!
Mrs Hopes needs more recruits to help make the set and props. If you want to get painting and building, pop along to the art room (TE6) at break or lunch - any day. Many hands make light work!
Tickets will be available to buy soon - Purchases via SCOPay or the school office.