On Wednesday, the 25th of April, forty students, along with music teachers, Ms Ryan and Ms Duffy set off for the Bord Gáis Energy theatre in Dublin to see Roald Dahl’s much loved story ‘Matilda’ brought to life on stage. Forty very excited students from first year right up to sixth year left the school at half nine for what was set to be a fantastic day out. On the way to the Bord Gáis, we stopped at the Pavillion’s Shopping Centre in Swords for a bite to eat and a chance to do some shopping. On our way back to the bus, we got caught in a heavy shower of rain but that didn’t dampen our mood. When we reached the theatre, the sun was splitting the stones and we took a group photo in front of the iconic red poles outside the Bord Gáis. We took our seats around two o’clock for what was to be an enjoyable afternoon. The production of ‘Matilda’ did not disappoint whatsoever. Every little detail was timed to perfection and the dancing was absolutely incredible. Matilda herself was flawless and it was amazing to see so many young children perform in front of such crowds with ease and not falter in the slightest. I could not fault the production in any way and I did not hear anyone make a single complaint. The audience were engaged throughout clapping along to many of the songs and everyone left the theatre with a huge smile on their faces. We were back in Ardee at seven o’clock. Everyone was tired but happy after their brilliant day out at ‘Matilda the Musical’.