On Tuesday evening 15 pupils and staff went to support Year 9 pupil Ben in his inaugural performance as Tommy in the travelling west end show Matilda (The Royal Shakespeare Company) at the Alhambra Theatre in Bradford.
Ben has been rehearsing full time for the role since December and all of his hard work was evident on stage! This has been a gruelling journey for him, with living in a hotel in London for the majority of the time, having daily tutoring for his academic studies and not to mention a sugar free diet that is imposed upon all of the performers!
Ben had solo singing parts along with being part of the classroom chorus which was pitch perfect. There were lots of complicated pieces of choreography including swings, slides and scooters! All of which were performed sharply and to perfection.
Ben appeared so natural and comfortable on stage proving he was born to perform. Such a wonderful achievement Ben, well done from all at Oakhill, we are very proud of you and so pleased that we got to watch you shine in your first performance. Good luck in Edinburgh and for the rest of the tour, we look forward to hearing your tales of you following your dream!