School Production 26,27,28 January

As you may be aware, The Sir John Colfox Academy will proudly be presenting ‘Matilda Jr!’ as our school play this year. Based on Roald Dahl’s classic story. Rebellion is nigh, a gleefully witty ode to 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 grown-ups a lesson.

The pupils taking part range from 11 to 18 years old and all of them have been working hard to put on the best show we can. We would love to see as many parents, friends and family members coming along to support these dedicated students. The play is funny and vibrant and great for Matilda enthusiasts, theatre lovers and proud parents alike. It will be performed on Wednesday 26th, Thursday 27th and Friday 28th January at 7pm in the Main School Hall.

This year, we had so many amazing auditions and such talent that we didn’t want anyone to miss their time in the spotlight. We have therefore double cast the play, meaning that each night will have a different cast as the lead roles. When booking your tickets, if there is some specific that you want to watch, make sure that you get the right night! The students invovled will be able to tell you which night they are on.

Tickets are now on sale via WisePay, they are £5 for an Adult, £3 for a Child and £14 for a family (2 adults and 2 children). Once you have paid for your tickets online, your child can collect them from reception and select their seats. If you have any queries regarding Wisepay please email the school office on or alternatively phone 01308 422291.

As the theatre’s are still open, we are still planning to go ahead as planned. The notable changes will be that all audience members will need to wear a mask throughout. We ask that you complete a Lateral Flow Test on the day of the performance before attending to ensure that we keep the space as safe as possible. We will wipe down all seats between shows and heavily used areas. Being able to select your seats means that we can ensure track and trace and can try to allow space as necessary. If you have any concerns regarding our COVID performance protocol, please email me –

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