Matilda the Musical rehearsals underway
September 30, 2021

Rehearsals are officially underway for the upcoming Rydal Penrhos Dramatic Society production of Matilda the Musical in December.

Rydal Penrhos has thrilled audiences in recent years with some Dramatic Society plays and musicals that have enhanced the school’s incredible Performing Arts provision. These productions are always hugely anticipated dates on the calendar each academic year, with the likes of Cabaret and Les Miserables among the notable highlights.

This year’s Penrhos Dramatic Society (Years 7-13) production is sure to continue this exceptional trend, with pupils taking on the fantastic Matilda the Musical from 1-3 December.

Matilda is being held a little earlier than usual performances, with the change giving pupils more time to focus on examinations during the spring term and also allowing every year group an opportunity to participate.

Rehearsals for the production are now firmly underway, with the cast now formed by Head of Drama Rachel Jones and other staff following a fantastic showcase of acting prowess during auditions.

Prospective pupils and their families got the chance to see these rehearsals for themselves during the school’s recent Open Morning event on Saturday 25 September, with pupils taking to the Memorial Hall stage for the start of their preparations.

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 the Principal tortures her and her kind-hearted teacher, she uses her telekinetic powers to settle scores.

This is something everyone associated with Rydal Penrhos is looking forward to. An occasion that was sorely missed on the calendar last year due to COVID-19 restrictions.

We would like to wish the best of luck to the pupils and staff involved throughout their rehearsal process.


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