Matilda School Resources

BOOKING INFORMATION FOR SCHOOLS AND STUDENTS

Matilda The Musical is the perfect treat for students of all ages and is a fantastic introduction to theatre. It is particularly suitable for students of English, Drama & Theatre Studies and has strong curriculum links to Literacy, PSHE and SEAL.

Discounts and group rates are available for schools and students at all venues on selected performances.

Terms and conditions apply. Please contact individual venue Box Offices for details.

 

EDUCATION PROGRAMME

Change My Story is a new RSC education programme devised in collaboration with our regional theatre partners across the country to support the UK Tour of Matilda The Musical. Theatre partners include Leicester Curve, Dublin Board Gais Energy Theatre, Sunderland Empire , Milton Keynes Theatre, Birmingham Hippodrome, Manchester Palace, Cardiff Millennium Centre. Each theatre will create a bespoke programme in collaboration with RSC consisting of some or all of the following:

Become a Change My Story Champion School:

Change My Story has been devised on a region-by-region basis and includes a national search for up to 50 Change My Story Champion Schools who will work with the RSC and their regional theatre to stage a special 45-minute edit of Matilda The Musical as their school play. Any state-maintained school in the touring regions will be able to apply for one of the 50 places which involves committing to a two-year programme of creative work, including professional development and training opportunities for teachers and working with five other local schools to share skills and knowledge from the programme.

Take part in our specially devised INSET programme:

Primary teachers will be able to book onto a new professional development programme using approaches direct from our rehearsal rooms. These specialist courses will explore how you can bring Matilda The Musical into your classroom and use it as a springboard for creative writing. Our approaches have a proven impact on reluctant and lower ability writers, developing their imagination and use of descriptive language, inspiring them to write with confidence and enjoyment.

Book one of our specially devised workshops:

Mrs Phelps’ Library – Workshop Programme

Schools can book a two hour or full day workshop in their school. Working with the character of Mrs Phelps, the musical’s librarian, students will use different storytelling techniques to develop new outcomes for one of the characters. Workshops are developed in response to the needs of your students and can incorporate musical as well as written or performance outcomes

Discovery Sessions

In these pre-show events we will look at the creative choices made in staging and performing the production.

Resources

Coming Soon. New Education Resources will be relaunched in early October, so watch this space.

How to be involved

Each venue will have a bespoke programme, involving all or some of the above work. To register interest please email education@rsc.org.uk

Reviews

five-star

‘An evening of unadulterated bliss’

The Guardian

five-star

‘Utterly exhilarating’

The Independent

five-star

‘The quest for a great new musical is over’

The Evening Standard

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