The Magical Journey of Matilda: Behind the Scenes of Nadeen School’s Spectacular Production

The Magical Journey of Matilda: Behind the Scenes of Nadeen School’s Spectacular Production by Miss Agnes and Mr Tom

In the heart of Nadeen School, a whirlwind of creativity, dedication, and passion recently took centre stage as students embarked on an enchanting journey to bring the beloved story of Matilda to life. Months of tireless preparation, unwavering support from families, and the collective efforts of dedicated staff culminated in a truly remarkable production that captivated audiences and left a lasting impression on all who experienced it.

For the students involved, the journey began months in advance, with auditions sparking excitement and anticipation for what was to come. From the moment they secured their roles, a whirlwind of rehearsals, both evening and weekend, consumed their days as they poured their hearts and souls into perfecting their performances. The dedication and commitment displayed by each student were truly commendable, as they worked tirelessly to master their lines, choreography, and musical numbers under the guidance of their talented musical director, Mr. Tom.


One thing I absolutely loved about the work for the production was the mutual friendship between the cast.Throughout the time, I was always met by adjustments, constructive criticism, and praise wherever I looked!

– by Laya, Y7  (Miss Trunchbull)



Behind the scenes, a symphony of support and collaboration unfolded as families rallied together to ensure the success of the production. Parents and guardians stepped in to assist with transportation, provide snacks and meals during long rehearsal days, and offer unwavering encouragement to their young performers. Their support was instrumental in helping the students navigate the demands of the production and find the confidence to shine on stage.

Within the school walls, a team of dedicated staff worked tirelessly to bring the world of Matilda to life. From creating intricate costumes and designing elaborate sets to perfecting lighting, sound, and stage direction, each member of the production team played a vital role in shaping the magic that unfolded on stage. Their attention to detail and creative vision transformed the school auditorium into a vibrant and enchanting world that transported audiences into the heart of the story.
As the production date drew near, the excitement reached a fever pitch, with flash mobs and ensemble performances surprising and delighting students during assemblies. The entire school community came together to support the cast and crew, culminating in a dress rehearsal that left everyone in awe of the talent and dedication on display.

Finally, the moment arrived for the eagerly anticipated performances, and over two scintillating nights, the students took to the stage and delivered unforgettable performances that left the audience spellbound. From the opening number to the final curtain call, the energy and passion of the students shone through, captivating all who were fortunate enough to witness their talent.



As the final notes faded away and the last bows were taken, a bittersweet feeling settled over the students, who were genuinely saddened that their magical journey had come to an end. Yet, as they bid farewell to Matilda, they eagerly look forward to the next production, already in the works behind the scenes.

In the end, the production of Matilda at Nadeen School was not just a performance—it was a testament to the power of dedication, teamwork, and creativity. It showcased the incredible talent and passion of the students, the unwavering support of their families, and the dedication of the staff who worked tirelessly to bring their vision to life. As the applause faded and the lights dimmed, one thing was clear: the magic of Matilda will live on in the hearts of all who were lucky enough to be a part of this unforgettable experience.


I have had the best time acting in Matilda, thanks to friends, teachers and the experience itself. The teachers have put in a lot of effort to help us shine on stage. Those who audition shouldn’t be afraid or nervous, you should enjoy yourself and let those theatrical juices flow. If acting or singing is your passion, then I say go for it! Though you have to attend weekend rehearsals, skip classes and break times, the final result is all worth it.

– by Sarah, Y7 (Miss Honey)