Autumn @ The Venue - featuring Matilda
25 October 2018
Autumn at the Venue comprises of an evening of work produced by the students of Walton High from Dance, Drama and Music. This is a collection of pieces that have been worked on since the beginning of this academic year in keys stage three through to post-16. The evening also includes an abridged version of Matilda the musical. Walton High is one of few schools in Milton Keynes and indeed across the country to be working with the RSC in developing the Matilda Champion Schools Project.
Matilda is the story of an extraordinary little girl with extraordinary powers. The daughter of abusive parents, Matilda finds refuge in library books, which she reads quickly and creates her own stories. Things are no better at school, where Matilda also must face a tyrannical and cruel headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, who believes in Crunchem Hall’s motto: “Bambinatum est Magitum,” or “Children are Maggots.” She finds companionship in her teacher, Miss Honey, though well-intentioned, is shy and fragile. Brave little Matilda knows she has to stand up against the adults in her world, and in doing so, discovers her own remarkable powers.