Shropshire Star

Matilda takes to the stage as college prepares for performance

Bedstone College drama students are excited to return to the stage and perform the smash-hit “Matilda The Musical Jr” at the Bucknell-based school on March 28, 29 and 30.


Roald Dahl’s ‘Matilda the Musical Jr’ is based on the book by Dennis Kelly with Music and Lyrics by Tim Minchin.

Matilda is a young lady who has astonishing wit, intelligence and special powers. She's unloved by her cruel parents, but impresses her schoolteacher, the highly loveable Miss Honey. Matilda's school life isn't completely smooth sailing however – the school's mean headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, hates children and just loves thinking up new punishments for those who don't abide by her rules. But Matilda has courage and cleverness in equal amounts and could be the school pupils' saving grace.

A spokesperson for the school said: "Packed with high-energy dance numbers and catchy songs, children and adults alike will be thrilled and delighted by the story of the special little girl with an extraordinary imagination. Tickets are available to book by emailing or telephoning 01547 530961.

Performances begin at 7pm, with ticket prices of £12 for adults and just £7 for those aged 65 and over, or under 16. An interval drink is included in the ticket price. Car parking at the school is free.

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