'Matilda' plays to sold out audiences at Everyman Theatre



Posted on: 15 Feb 2023

'Matilda' plays to sold out audiences at Everyman Theatre


2 days, 4 performances, 450 young performers, 36 teachers, 2600 audience members, 14 songs, 150 lights, and a whole lot of fun was had in Everyman Theatre, Cork on Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th February, when our amazing Musical Theatre students performed 'Matilda: The Musical'.  Preparing since September 2022, the excitement in Mallow, Charleville and Kanturk was palpable as all Musical Theatre students from the age of 7 to 18 years old got involved, learning lines, lyrics and choreography.  Director Aideen McAuliffe, Choreographer Keith Hanley, Musical Director Louise Luddy and producer Kerry Nyhan pulled out all the stops to make this the most memorable musical of the year, and they did not disappoint.  Audiences were blown away by the talent of the students, the commitment and enthusiasm of the teachers as well as the entertainment value of the show.  Centre Stage School wants to thank every student who performed, every parent who brought them to extra rehearsals, every audience member, the staff of Everyman Theatre in Cork and the CSS staff involved in the show.  What an amazing experience!  

To see some snaps of the performers (taken by fantastic photographer Jim Rock) click here


Lucy has been attending Centre Stage since the age of 4.  I can’t thank the teachers and staff enough for all they instill in our kids; the talent, confidence & camaraderie inside those doors are so important, and it's a privilege for any child to be part of, and something which they’ll carry with them through life. 

Lisa Punch

My daughter Aoibhe Lilly has attended Centre Stage for the past 5 years. The overall experience has been phenomenal. She has always enjoyed the high standard of classes on offer. Centre Stage offers a caring, nurturing environment, where love of arts is encouraged, in a place where children can dance, act, sing, laugh and have fun, making lifelong friends and memories. In Aoibhes own words 'It's my happy place'!

Eilish O'Leary

My daughter has been attending Centre Stage School for 4 years. She started with Theatre Tots and moved on ward from there. The musical theatre classes have been instrumental in the development of her self-confidence, as well as her great love for music and dance. The teachers and staff include and encourage all children of all abilities, and each child has a chance to shine. I couldn’t recommend Centre Stage School highly enough. Thank you to everyone there for the amazing work you do!  

Caroline Hayes