Key Stage 3 Drama Production – MATILDA

Key Stage 3 Drama Production – MATILDA

… and there was Magic!

“Never do anything by halves if you want to get away with it. Be outrageous.”

– Matilda by Roald Dahl

The much awaited Key Stage 3 Drama production of Matilda opened up yesterday to a full house! Readers and non-readers of all ages who love and adore the story of Matilda were presented with an adapted version of the original, which was thoroughly enjoyed by all. Three days of sold-out shows, that says something!

The cast, from Year 7 to Year 9, have been working very hard on the production, and for some of the Year 7 students, this is their first ever drama performance. Charlotte, 7W had this to say, “I think it is very interesting how every scene is done one by one but when it all comes together it looks great. I love that everyone gets a chance to speak, not only the main character.”

Directors of the production, Ms De Borja and Ms Sharon share a mutual love of stories and while adapting and writing the script they emphasised an ensemble performance rather than focusing on a single role. “Collaboration is at the heart of drama. For this production, we wanted to give everyone the opportunity to share in the fun of creating a performance as an ensemble rather than putting emphasis on one single role. When an ensemble works together to tell a story, it’s far more vivid and engaging. We challenged the cast to think outside the box on how to use physical theatre, movement and voice to bring moments of magic to life on stage. This captured the way Matilda herself sought refuge in the books she read. This meant that throughout the creative process, teachers and students co-created the performance together,” reflected Ms De Borja and Ms Sharon.

If you managed to snatch the tickets before they were sold out then ‘be ready to be transported into a new world.’

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