ReAct Academy are extremely excited and delighted to be staging 'Matilda The Musical JR' here at The Grand this summer.
‘Matilda The Musical JR', based on the much-loved Roald Dahl book, tells the story of a little girl, who at only five years old finds herself having to stand up to her unloving and cruel parents - the Wormwoods, and a horribly wicked headmistress, the notorious Miss Trunchbull. Thankfully, Matilda is no ordinary five year old, but is instead a genius with powers of a truly magical kind.
'Matilda The Musical’ has been running in the West End of London, as well as in theatres across the world since its premiere in 2011. Our production, which is a specially adapted version of the same show made accessible for young performers, has been a real delight to stage and we hope it is as much fun for you all to watch.
ReAct Academy of Theatre Arts established in 2010 at The Civic Theatre and Arts Centre, Oswaldtwistle. We began with just one evening of weekly classes in Drama and Musical Theatre, along with Sunday afternoon rehearsals for our first musical, 'Alice In Wonderland', which we staged in December 2010. Since then, our school has staged a further eighteen full size musicals, several of which won prestigious NODA awards, including our 2016 production of 'Les Miserables' which won the highly coveted Best Overall Production for the entire district.
As well as staging shows and running weekly classes, (which we now hold at our purpose built studios in Rishton as well as in Whalley Village Hall) ReAct students have opportunities to earn valuable qualifications and awards through a variety of exam boards, including LAMDA, ABRSM, RSL and PAA.