Students go back to school for end-of-year production


21 Jun 2023
Poster advertising performing arts' students production of Matilda the Musical
Poster advertising performing arts' students production of Matilda the Musical

Performing arts students at City of Wolverhampton College will be going back to school when they take to the stage for their end-of-year spectacular next week.  

Around 30 students, who are studying for University of the Arts London diplomas and extended diplomas in performing arts, will be appearing in Matilda the Musical at the college’s Paget Road campus from Wednesday June 28 until Friday June 30. 

The show centres on five-year-old Matilda Wormwood who loves reading and uses her gift of telekinesis to overcome obstacles caused by her family, challenge the  oppressive headteacher of Crunchem Hall, Miss Trunchbull, and improve the life of everyone’s favourite teacher, Miss Honey.  

Students have been rehearsing for the show since the start of the summer term and have developed dance routines, designed the set and sourced costumes as part of their final course project, and have worked with students studying for qualifications in music technology on technical aspects of the production.  

The show starts at 7.30pm and tickets – costing £8 or £6 for concessions – are available to purchase by contacting 

The college’s creative arts department, named Training Provider of the Year at the 2019 Creative and Cultural Skills Awards, is currently holding auditions for performing arts courses starting in September – get more information here or call 01902 836000