Musical day out
The sun was shining on April 22nd as 26 over-excited Music GCSE and A-Level students (plus the equally excited Mrs Sargent, Miss Holland and Mrs Williams) gathered at Manchester Piccadilly before getting on the train to London to go to see Matilda the Musical and see the sights. We arrived at London Euston at about 11am, and began our jam-packed day.
A short tube ride and a good half-hour of inevitable ABBA-related musical humour later, we were at Waterloo, ready to embark on a 45-minute Thames River Cruise.
This gave us the chance to see some of the key sights along the river, providing some great photo opportunities as well as an interesting guide to the historical side of the city.
Another tube ride and a semi-walk, semi-jog later, we arrived at Pizza Express, where we all devoured a pizza and ice cream. By now, we were all very excited about the highlight of the day- seeing Matilda the Musical at the Cambridge Theatre.
The show certainly lived up to its great reviews as well as our expectations; the familiar storyline was combined with fantastic songs and dancing to make it a great experience. Some particular favourite songs included Naughty, The School Song and Revolting Children.
On arriving back at Euston, we all purchased all the food we needed (and more) for the journey home, and then set off back to Manchester on a journey that included sleeping, food and treating the carriage to a rendition of We’ll Meet Again.
We all had a really great day, and the trip was a lot of fun! Huge thanks to Miss Holland, Mrs Sargent and Mrs Williams for all their hard work to make the day such a success.
By Emily and Sophie, Upper Fifth