Date Posted... Jun 28th 2023

Year 6 Play: Matilda the Musical

Two sold out nights and a standing ovation could only mean one thing; the Year 6 Play.

This year, our phenomenal Prep pupils took on Matilda the Musical JNR. The cast, split over two nights, were simply exceptional and the performances were perfection.

The staging, set changes, singing and acting left the audience wowed, with super songs and complicated dance routines including ‘Naughty’, ‘Miracle’ and ‘The Hammer’.

As Matilda struggles to live with her unforgiving family who fail to recognise that she is an exceptional child (and a girl), she is sent to an even worse fate; school under the terrifying Miss Trunchbull.

But, buoyed by the kindness of Miss Honey and propelled by a sense of what is right, our heroine rallies her friends to a happy ending.

With stand out performances across both nights from Matilda, Miss Trunchbull and Bruce to name but a few, it was often hard to remember that this was a school performance. The acting from every cast and ensemble member was excellent throughout and it was an utter delight to watch.

A huge well done to our amazing Year 6 and to all of the staff and parent helpers who made this possible. With special thanks to Mrs Gregory and to West End Musical Director and Old Truronian, Mark Smith who ran a Matilda workshop for our pupils.