School production of Matilda The Musical JR

School production of Matilda The Musical JR

We are absolutely delighted that after 4 years we have had our very talented young people back on the stage for their production of Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical JR.

To prepare for an audition, rehearse and perform takes great courage and resilience. This cast and backstage team have come together and shown great support and encouragement for one another.

We are delighted that we were able to welcome students from local primary schools to enjoy a dress rehearsal of the  show in additional to the two main performances.

Headteacher Helen Cullen said ‘It was lovely to see students come together from across a range of year groups with a common purpose of providing us an evening of entertainment. A true reflection of the family environment we foster and grow at Sexey’s School.’

‘As is often the case behind every great show is a great woman and we are truly blessed with Mrs Kiddell as our Head of Drama and the inspiration, support and encouragement she provides her students. I know that Mrs Kiddell would like to join me in thanking all the students, parents and staff who have helped and supported her in this performance’.

We would like to say a big thank you to everyone who came to see the production and to the Friends of Sexey’s School for serving refreshments.

To view photographs from the performance please visit our Flickr account. All photos will be available to view until Friday 14th July 2023.

Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical JR. is adapted from the full-length musical which was based on the book by Roald Dahl, and features a book by Dennis Kelly and music and lyrics by Tim Minchin. The show opened on the West End in 2011 and made its Broadway premiere in 2013. The musical earned seven Olivier Awards, including “Best New Musical,” and five Tony awards, including The Tony for “Best Book of a Musical.”

Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical JR. is presented through special arrangement with and all authorized materials are supplied by Music Theatre International 423 West 55th Street, New York, NY 10019, 212-541-4684,

Music Theatre International (MTI) is one of the world’s leading theatrical licensing agencies, granting theatres from around the world the rights to perform the greatest selection of musicals from Broadway and beyond. Founded in 1952 by composer Frank Loesser, and orchestrator Don Walker, MTI is a driving force in advancing musical theatre as a vibrant and engaging art form.