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Oldbury school stages its first big musical since the pandemic

A secondary school in Oldbury has staged its first big musical production since the end of the pandemic – and threw open its doors to invite hundreds of local primary pupils to enjoy it.

Talented students at Perryfields Academy took to the stage to put on Roald Dahl’s magical classic Matilda
Talented students at Perryfields Academy took to the stage to put on Roald Dahl’s magical classic Matilda

Talented students at Perryfields Academy took to the stage to put on Roald Dahl’s magical classic Matilda.

They performed six shows over four days, not only to their parents but to 600 excited youngsters from local primary schools.

Based on the much-loved children’s story, Matilda tells the story of a precocious five-year-old girl with the gift of telekinesis.

Students Tegan Jeanes and Jaya Thompson-Davis played Matilda.

School head Clare Harris said: “Perryfields is a school that is at the heart of the communities it serves, and each year we welcome new students from 50 primary schools across the Black Country.

“So, it was fantastic to be able to open our doors and invite hundreds of their pupils in to see our talented cast perform Matilda, as well as their family and friends.

“The students have worked so hard to put this show together and it was wonderful to have a proper audience come into school and enjoy the results of their hard work.”

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