Matilda Summer School

We are looking for enthusiastic individuals between the ages of 8 and 18 to star in our production of MATILDA JR. – one of the UK’s best-loved musicals.

Overseen by a professional production team, the 2-week Summer School will culminate in 6 fully-staged performances of MATILDA JR. on The Brunton stage.

Throughout an intensive rehearsal period, participants will also take part in drama games, workshops, improvisation, vocal technique classes, movement and much, much more. Not only will participants get to perform on The Brunton stage, they will also develop many invaluable life skills along the way.

Daily rehearsals will take place at The Brunton.

The cost for the 2-week Summer School is £175.00. Some assisted places are available.

To register your interest, or for more information, please email:

Preston Lodge Glee Club

Preston Lodge Glee Club – now under the new name of “PL Jazz Hands” – took part in auditions on Saturday 30th October for a CBBC programme in conjunction with Comic Relief, searching for the country’s best Glee Club.  As a group, we have only been together for a few weeks and had a total rehearsal time of only ten hours.  The group did an amazing job and we were all very proud of them and what they managed to achieve in such a short space of time.  This really impressed the judges too, who genuinely couldn’t believe it when I explained how short a rehearsal time we had had and that we had never even performed on a stage before!  The auditions are being held across Scotland, Ireland and England throughout the month and we will not find out until mid-December as to whether or not we have reached the top eighteen.  Whatever happens, this was a fantastic experience and all involved did Preston Lodge proud!

Mrs Thacker, Mr McBirnie and Miss Halliday