June 15, 2023

Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical

There’s never been a better time to be involved in the Performing Arts at St Peter’s Girls’ School.

Matilda the Musical opened last Wednesday night to rave reviews from audiences across three evenings. It was a joy to witness this girl-power showcase of song and dance featuring a brilliant cast, band and crew of over 100 students. Audiences were left thoroughly entertained and impressed by the professionalism and calibre of the young talent before them.

The talented main cast, led by senior students Zara Blight (Miss Honey), Emma Pool (Trunchbull), Samantha Keough (Mrs Wormwood) and Charlotte Norman (Mr Wormwood), put on show-stopping performances with expressive characterisation and technical vocals. Madeleine Schroeter’s performance as Matilda showed maturity beyond her years as she seemingly jumped straight out of Roald Dahl’s book and onto the stage with mesmerising vocals and polished dialogue.

‘Planning, teaching and refining the choreography in this brilliant production was both a fun yet enormous undertaking. I could not be prouder of each student on stage. Working with a core group of Principal Dancers with exceptional technique and artistry has been my pleasure. However, witnessing the less experienced dancers practise and perfect challenging choreography has been extremely rewarding. To watch this huge ensemble collaborate, grow in confidence and fall in love with performing is what the Arts is all about.’ – Kate Burnett, Head of the Arts and Matilda the Musical Choreographer

‘I am truly overwhelmed by the talented, skilled and dedicated students we have at Saints Girls. For our music students to play the professional score, note for note, is an amazing feat.’ – Sally Rounsevell, Director of Music

‘Matilda is a huge technical challenge and our tech crew showed amazing skill in problem solving, troubleshooting, and true professionalism. We’ve created magic, moved set pieces in record time and executed over 400 cues show after show.’– Scott Lorien, Technical Director

With such talent on the rise, and as the Performing Arts continue to go from strength to strength, there is no doubt we will see a future generation of extraordinary dancers, musicians and actors hail from St Peter’s Girls’ School. 



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Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical
Book by Dennis Kelly
Music and Lyrics by Tim Minchin
Licensed exclusively by Music Theatre International (Australasia).
All performance materials supplied by Hal Leonard Australia.
Orchestrations and Additional Music – Chris Nightingale.

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