Date Posted... Jun 15th 2023

Year 6 Matilda Workshop

Year 6 are busy preparing for their end-of-year show, “Matilda Jr”, which will be performed in the Burrell Theatre on June 26th and 27th. In preparation, they were given the opportunity to work with Mark Smith. Mark, Old Truronian C03, has been a professional musical director, musician and conductor in London for over 10 years. He’s worked on some of London’s biggest West End musicals, including “Matilda”, “Jersey Boys” and “Mamma Mia!”. Year 6 loved the opportunity to work with the very person who trains the children performing in “Matilda” in the West End.

Mark spent the first part of the afternoon working with Georgia and Winnie, our two Matildas, and gave them great insight and encouragement for their two big numbers, “Naughty” and “Quiet”. He then spent time with the ensemble and brought out the best in them in big numbers, such as “Bruce”, “When I Grow Up”, and “Revolting Children”. It was amazing to see his work’s impact even in a short time; it’s shaping up to be a great show!

Tickets are now available on the Truro School Festival website for Year 6 parents and will be available for general acquisition next week. They are likely to go quickly, so get them while you can!