Dramatic Society reveal 2021 production details
June 15, 2021

The Rydal Penrhos Dramatic Society have announced details of their 2021 production in December.

Rydal Penrhos has wowed audiences over the years with some Dramatic Society plays and musicals that will live long in the memory. The school’s talented performing artists take the stage for an annual production that is always one of the most eagerly anticipated events on the calendar, producing high-calibre shows that include:

  • Cabaret
  • A Servant to Two Masters
  • Oliver, the Musical
  • Little Shop of Horrors
  • To Kill a Mockingbird
  • Annie, the Musical
  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream

And the latest of these was the most ambitious to date.

Les Miserables was an incredible spectacle, a complete sell-out over the three nights it ran, in our very own Memorial Hall theatre and drew widespread praise from anybody that was fortunate enough to witness it first-hand.

Although concerts, performances and sporting fixtures have been put on the back-burner over the last 15 months due to COVID-19, the school has been putting plans in place for big events further down the line whilst keeping a close eye on restrictions to preserve the safety of our pupils across the school.

There is already plenty of excitement in the school today (Tuesday 15 June) as it is Sports Day, and to top it the Rydal Penrhos Dramatic Society (Years 7-13) have revealed details of their 2021 production that will take place from 1-3 December.

This is a little earlier than usual performances, with the change giving pupils more time to focus on examinations during the spring term and enabling every year group to participate should they wish.

The production this year is…….


Head of Drama Rachel Jones is inviting any pupils interested in taking part to express their interest by Thursday 24 June on sign-up sheets located at the Rick Maple Drama Studio and the Music department.

There’s a mix of leading roles – both singing and non-singing – as well as lots of supporting roles.

Once names have been collected, staff will then release details of auditions and rehearsals in the lead-up to the production.

Matilda was originally a book created by legendary children’s author Roald Dahl in 1988 before becoming a feature film in 1996 and transformed into a stage musical in 2010.

The story itself centres on Matilda, who shares a home with her parents and brother, who do not appreciate her. When her Principal tortures her and a kind-hearted teacher, she uses her telekinetic powers to settle scores.

Any new pupils joining us in September who are interested in taking part can email RVJones@rydalpenrhos.com or PWilliams@rydalpenrhos.com to find out more.

This promises to be another incredible showcase that everyone at Rydal Penrhos is very much looking forward to later this year.


Anyone wishing to enquire about Rydal Penrhos School can do so by calling 01492 530155, email admissions@rydalpenrhos.com or register your interest online here: https://rydalpenrhos.com/admissions/apply-now.

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