2 December 2021

“I can’t wait to perform in front of an audience.” 

That was from Head Girl, Darcy, who will play class teacher Miss Honey in next week’s performance of Matilda. 

It has been a while since Priory have been able to put on one of our fantastic shows and a lot of hard work and dedication has gone into making Matilda a success.  45 pupils are taking part – either on stage or backstage – with Miss Howell, praising the talented bunch. 

“It’s all coming together now as we ramped up rehearsals to four days a week recently,” said Lead Teacher for Drama Miss Howell. “I am proud of them, they are very talented pupils and have worked incredibly hard.” 

Darcy said: “I have enjoyed learning my lines and I can’t wait now. It’s like one big family.”  

Lewis plays dance teacher Rudolpho and said: “I am a little nervous as I haven’t been in a school production before but I am a dancer so I am enjoying this role. I do ballroom and Latin dancing and, on stage, I do the Cha Cha with Mrs Wormwood.” 

Mrs Wormwood, Matilda’s mother, is played by Holly. “I love playing Mrs Wormwood, she is over the top and confident which I am not so it’s great to have that character.” 

Favour is Matilda and she said: “I am enjoying it but it is stressful. My parents are coming to watch me so I am a bit nervous but I am sure it will all fall into place.” 

Kyle gets to wear a colourful suit as Matilda’s dad Mr Wormwood. “I love wearing it, it’s very out there. I am nervous but excited.” 

The performances are on December 7 and 8 with tickets available via SCOPay or parents/public can pay cash at reception during school hours. 

For further information on ticket sales go to >> https://www.priory.lancs.sch.uk/news/2021-11-25-matilda-tickets-now-available

Tags: Drama Extra Curricular