Treading the boards in Matilda
Year 7 enjoys treading the boards in our Matilda production
Matilda the Musical was an outstanding opportunity to be part of and I was extremely honoured to be chosen for the lead role, alongside Polly C. It was a wonderful experience to be able to work with extremely talented girls, from various year groups, since this helped to vastly boost my confidence, not just for the show but in other areas of my life too. Rehearsals began almost immediately after auditions were over in the September 2022, which meant we had 7 – 8 months of consistent rehearsals. These took place each Monday and Wednesday until the nights of the shows – of which we had 2. The first night, Polly took the lead and on the second night I took my turn. Both nights turned out to be a success and our perseverance and commitment really did pay off and have had lots of positive comments since. That said, it did not come without nerves and stepping out into the spotlight was very daunting. However, with much reassurance from the teachers, staff, my family members and fellow cast, the show was a success and it certainly made me realise that performing is not just about putting on a dazzling show for audience members, but to also enjoy yourself along the way. With that in mind, I want to finish by saying that I thoroughly enjoyed performing on both nights, and I believe I speak on behalf of the rest of the cast, when I say that, with much hard work and determination, we produced a Musical that no one will ever forget!