If you happen to walk past the MHT on a Sunday, you will notice the excited sounds of students as the rehearsals for the M2 production of “Matilda the Musical” are well underway! For the past few weeks students from OLMC and Marcellin have been rehearsing on Tuesday afternoons and Sundays, bringing the “revolting children” that inhabit the world of Roald Dahl’s magical children’s story to life.

“Matilda the Musical” is a captivating tale that explores the anarchy of childhood, showcases the power of a positive mindset and tells the inspiring story of a little girl who dreams of a better life. “Matilda the Musical” has won 47 international awards and regularly sells out to audiences of all ages around the world.

The start of this year’s production season was a little delayed, but the cast are taking this in their stride, learning the choreography and vocals in quick time. This year, we have also chosen to ‘double cast’ the show, which means that two performers have been cast for each lead role. The benefits of doing this include more students being given the opportunity to showcase their talents, a more collaborative approach at rehearsals, and the ability to adapt and be flexible with our cast during these challenging and unpredictable times.

The performers are supported by a wonderful group of staff; the show is expertly led by Ms Taine and Ms Gamble-Curran, choreographed by Ms Butterworth and Ms Boemo, musically directed by Mrs Broadbent and Ms Mileto and Ms Russo are leading the vocal rehearsals. There are also many other wonderful OLMC staff involved.

The performance dates are 20, 21, 26, 27, 28 May.

Tickets will be on sale shortly, and the links will be posted via SIMON and PAM.

Ms Madalena Broadbent
Performing Arts Learning Leader