Rebellion is in the air …
BSPA are delighted and excited to announce that we have been granted the honour of staging the Irish Premiere of Roald Dahl’s much loved story “Matilda Jr”
Matilda JR., a gleefully funny story showing the anarchy of childhood and the power of imagination!
This story of a girl who dreams of a better life and the children she inspires will have audiences rooting for the “revolting children” who are out to teach the school’s mean headmistress, Miss Trunchbull a lesson.
Packed with high-energy dance numbers and catchy songs, Matilda JR. is a joyous girl power romp. Children and adults alike will be thrilled and delighted by the story of the special little girl with an extraordinary imagination.
We are delighted that our Artistic Director Peter Corry, who directed the Matilda videos at Easter for the MTI Europe Junior Theatre Festival Online, will also be adding his well known artistic touch to our production.
Peter is excited to be Directing this iconic musical and will be endeavouring to ensure that our youngest and oldest pupils will all get their moment to shine and have a lot of fun while doing so.
He says ” To get the opportunity to direct this incredible show is fantastic and to do it after the year we have all been through is something very special indeed. For BSPA to be staging this in an outdoor venue in front of a live audience is an experience those who take part will never forget.”
The rehearsals will be held at Breda Academy and will then move to Crawfordsburn Scout Centre where we will be performing at least 4 outdoor shows which will adhere to Covid regulations at the time of performance.
Please note that times of rehearsals will be given at a later date when we know more re Covid regulations on numbers etc.
Don’t grow up…
BSPA had the honour of being asked to produce both videos at the request of Musical Theatre International – Europe which premiered at their Junior Theatre Festival Online on 8th May 2021
Matilda Production Team
With over 20yrs experience in musical theatre both on stage and behind the scenes, he is the perfect person to bring our show to life.
As a performer, he has appeared throughout the world and as a director, he has staged shows which have toured the UK, USA and Europe.
Peter also runs his own company, Peter Corry Productions which is one of the leading theatre producers in NI.
Peter and his team can’t wait to get started on Matilda Jr.
Ashley has worked in Musical Theatre and singing for over 20 years as an award-winning vocal coach, musical director, performer and producer.
He is the most successful vocal coach in Northern Ireland. To date, he has had 80 students go onto study at Drama School. This record is unprecedented and the highest number of students to go onto professional training by any individual teacher in the UK.
Ashley is the director of BSPA Voices and was musical director for 3 of BSPAs former summer productions
Emily trained in Musical theatre and dance, she is now a dancer/choreographer based in Belfast, Northern Ireland as well as a circus artist and cabaret performer.
Emily has been a rolling member of Yuck Circus, an all-female multi-award winning circus company since its birth in 2018 and is the founder and co-director of POKE Theatre, an up and coming interdisciplinary physical theatre company
Please note that as usual our BSPA Summer Youth Project is open to everyone (not just BSPA) and auditions for principal parts will be held in June – date tbc.