Matilda Junior – tickets are on sale now!

Wednesday 09 March 2022 | By Megan Connor

You are warmly invited to attend our first school musical production since pre-pandemic times – Matilda Junior on Tuesday 29 March and Wednesday 30 March at 6.30pm.

We are very excited to present this production, with a talented cast and not one, but two Matilda characters! Bethea WaMoyo will be our Tuesday night Matilda and Holly Newman will take the role for the Wednesday performance. Both girls are bringing their own special personalities to the role and we cannot wait to share the entire production with you, as it promises a showcase of talent from students across the school: wonderful singing, fabulous acting, great choreography and super set design!

Students have worked extremely hard in their Enrichment sessions and in rehearsals after school to bring this wonderful story to life. Tickets will be on sale from today, Tuesday 8 March, via our usual Ticketsource link, which you will find below. The show will start at 6.30pm, with doors open each evening from 6.00pm. There will be an interval during the performance where refreshments will be available.

On both nights, we will be holding a retiring collection in aid of the British Red Cross to assist their Ukraine in Crisis appeal, which we hope you will be able to support. The recent devastating atrocities have been shocking to read and hear about on the news. It is a tense, dangerous, and distressing time where ongoing violence is causing people to flee their homes and become separated from their families. In many areas, things we take for granted, such as water, electricity, and phone connectivity have all been affected. Many people are taking cover from the shelling in basements and bomb shelters, but are going without the most basic supplies, like food and water. At the time of writing this letter, over one million people have fled Ukraine to escape the war.

At times like these, it can be difficult to know how to help, and in addition to our THS appeal for supplies, we can support charities like the British Red Cross by donating to their fundraising efforts. Every donation made will be hugely valuable to support the people affected by this conflict, such as:

£10 could provide a hygiene kit to a family of five, giving them supplies to stay healthy for a month
£20 could provide five blankets to families taking shelter
£33 could provide 40 chlorine tablets to ensure that families have access to clean, safe water.

As rehearsals continue each week, I must end by saying how much we have all enjoyed working on this production and we really look forward to sharing the final performance with you at the end of the month.

See you there!

Mrs Shevels and Mr Coates