On November 10 – 13, 2022, Our Lady of Mercy School for Young Women proudly presented the magical musical, MATILDA, with music/lyrics by Dennis Kelly and book by Tim Minchin.
Matilda is a little girl with astonishing wit, intelligence and psychokinetic powers. She’s unloved by her cruel parents but impresses her schoolteacher, the highly loveable Miss Honey. Over the course of her first term at school, Matilda and Miss Honey have a profound effect on each other’s lives, as Miss Honey begins not only to recognize but also appreciate Matilda’s extraordinary personality. Matilda’s school life isn’t completely smooth sailing, however – the school’s mean headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, hates children and just loves thinking up new punishments for those who don’t abide by her rules. But Matilda has courage and cleverness in equal amounts, and could be the school pupils’ saving grace!
Packed with high-energy dance numbers, catchy songs and an unforgettable star turn for a young actress, Matilda was a joyous girl power romp. Children and adults alike were thrilled and delighted by the story of the special little girl with an extraordinary imagination. The show stared Mercy’s finest young female performers in grades 8-12, along with a young male performer from Hilton High School.