After many months of rehearsal, the cast of Matilda Jr stepped onto the stage in the main hall on the 29th and 30th of March. Starting with a dress rehearsal performance to over 100 students from Medmerry and Seal primaries, the cast immediately put on their best show faces (and costumes) and wowed the crowd. After each segment of the acrobat story there were cries of "But what happens next!" and by the end of the show the young audience were clapping and singing along with a roof raising rendition of 'Revolting Children'.
The cast then prepared for two nights of performances to parents and peers. Nerves were running high but all our aspiring actors and actresses gave both shows their maximum enthusiasm and this was eagerly matched by the audience response.
After seeing his first Academy show, Mr Searley was blown away saying "I had no idea what a talented bunch we have!". Parents, carers and pupils were equally impressed by their friends and children, whether giggling at Henrick's Mr Wormwood peroxide misfortune, Liam's Bruce guzzling chocolate cake or being swept away by the songs of Ms. Honey played by Helen.
The production team are very proud of every member of the cast and thank them for all their time and effort in putting on this spectacular show! Special mention goes to our fantastic Matilda, played by Daisy, who came to every rehearsal with a smile and already knew her words and songs!
We hope you all remember the Smell of Rebellion, you Maggots!