Matilda JR – Feb 2024 show

Matilda 2024 key facts

When? Saturday 10th Feb and Sunday 11th Feb 2024

Where? Flixton Girl’s school

How long will my child be there? All day on both days (2 shows and 2 tech rehearsals) Sat approx: 13:00 to 20:30 and Sun approx: 9:00 to 16:30 

Food? Kids will need a packed lunch / dinner for their days at the theatre

Please don’t pack any juices or jam or chocolate as they will stain the costumes – Water ONLY

What to wear? arrive wearing their Stage and screen tshirt, black plain leggings and black shoes (please have anything that goes under their costumes in a bag with their packed lunch)  – Ballet kids MUST have their tights and ballet shoes

Do parents stay? No

Ticketted event? yes, on a first come first serve basis


Show Fee


!! The show costume fee is a deposit for your commitment to signing up to doing the show. It is therefore non refundable.

Please DO NOT sign up to doing the show if you do not intend on doing the show or do not want to pay for the show costume. 

It is there to insure we have committed cast members

Cast List

Please note the cast list can change at any time, and entirely at the director’s discretion of what would be best for the show and the kids.

We cannot give your child a role if the show fee has not been paid.

Rehearsal Schedule

Act 1 -

  • Miracle
  • Naughty
  • Acrobat Story (Part 1)
  • School Song
  • The Hammer
  • Naughty – Superglue
  • The Chokey Chant
  • This Little Girl


Act 2 -

  • Bruce
  • When I Grow Up
  • The Smell of Rebellion
  • Quiet
  • Revolting Children

FAQs - 29 of your questions answered below

2, one in the afternoon on both days

This depends on what classes your child is signed up to 
There’s lots of different costumes in this show
No, we will deal with costumes
No, unfortunately it will depend on what they are doing in the show. If they are for example placed with all the zebras in the dance, then their costume will be zebra.
This is why we have 2 casts, so that if someone is ill or gets too nervous, then there is someone to take over. Please let us know as soon as possible so we can reblock the dance. Unfortunately kids pulling out of a show is very disruptive for the other kids, so please be SURE that there is no other way. You will not however get a refund on the show fee since it was a deposit.
Yes they can, but make sure you tell us they are not doing the show. They will also get a lot less out of the class if they do not do the show, so we recommend doing it
Here is what will happen on the day for the kids: Kids will arrive, find their respective chaperones, get into costumes, put their things down and then do a tech rehearsal with cast A as leads. They will then return to the changing rooms with their chaperones to change into their first costumes / toilet break / make sure their mic is working and do the first show. 
Second day:
Drop off day 2. They will then do a second tech rehearsal but with cast B as leads this time, so many kids will need change costumes. Then once again, they will return to their changing rooms, get into their first costumes and mics in time to do their second show. After the show they will return to the changing rooms and change into their stage and screen things. The chaperones will then return the kids to their parents. 
Legally, kids can be at a show venue for up to 8 hours, so we take this into account on both days
No, they just have to pay for their show fee
That’s completely up you and how many of your friends and family want to come and see it
No, but we can try and move you to another performance if there is space or you can sell the tickets to someone else.
Please don’t be late! This will hold up all the other kids and we cannot guarantee your child will still get to do their role
We will need you to go back home and bring it ASAP – We will not have spare costumes.
No, the chaperones will look after your child as long as you signed them up before the deadline
You get 2 free tickets to come see the show if you chaperone for us. You will need to get a chaperone license for this, at no cost to yourself

All dances have been filmed. You can find them below

If your child has a lead role, check which cast they are in. If they are in Cast A, go see the first show (on the saturday) and if they are in cast B, go see the second show (on the sunday). If your child has not got a lead role, it doesn’t matter which performance you pick to watch.

We would advise that you go home since your child will be at the venue for 8 hours and audience members are there just for 1.
We will record the show and a copy of the show will be available to purchase for £15
No, the deadline to sign up to the show is april since they need time to learn the numbers
No, you need to buy them through the links and days before at the latest
No, anyone can purchase tickets to watch
No, the kids stay with us all day. Please ensure they have a packed lunch, snacks and drinks.

You still book the tickets like everyone else and upon receipt of a picture of your chaperone license, we will refund you 2 tickets

No, it’s at flixton girl’s school 

Act 1 is the first half of the show and Act 2 is the second half

No requirements

Show fee

There will be a NON refundable show fee to cover the cost of the costume (which might be rentals), but also to cover any other costs of putting on a show (chaperone licenses, mics, lights, scripts, props, venue hire…) but it  is also considered to be a deposit for participation of the show, so it is non refundable. Once the show fee is paid, we will put your child’s name down for the show, and teach them the routines. Only those who’ve paid a costume will be able to accept a soloist part.