Matilda the Musical Workshops

Matilda the Musical Workshops

Wow! What a half term!

Last week, we explored the magical world of Matilda with three Matilda themed workshops. We had an amazing time singing, dancing, acting and crafting with the 238 children that attended our Southampton, Hedge End and Fareham workshops. Let’s have a look at what we got up.

‘We sing revolting songs’ ????️

No Sound Pop Academy workshop would be complete without some singing. We’re on a mission to get more young people singing, after all!

Once we’d got everyone settled and into their teams for the day, we learnt one of our favourite songs from the film – ‘Naughty’. We love this song because it’s all about having the power to challenge unfairness even when you’re young or small. And it was pretty popular with the children that attended our workshops too!


‘My mummy says I’m a precious ballerina’ ????????

Next up, we learnt some iconic Matilda choreography to ‘Revolting Children’. Mia, one of our workshop leaders, taught a jam-packed routine to one of the most well-loved songs in the film.

We loved watching our attendees feeling a little bit naughty as they practiced their epic moves to lyrics like ‘take out your hockey stick, and use it as sword’ and perfected their Matilda power poses.


‘A picture tells a thousand words’ ????

The fun didn’t stop there. We also set the challenge of recreating some famous scenes from the Matilda the Musical film and theatre show.

Check out these photos of children practising their scary Miss Trunchbull faces. We think they did a fantastic job!

’N-E-W-T. Newt’ ????

And finally, it was time to stand up to Miss Trunchbull! Each of our revolting children made their very own newt to take home. We were so impressed with everyone’s creativity and particularly loved hearing the names of their newt friends – we even met one called ‘Sir Isaac Newton’!

We had a brilliant time singing and dancing our way around Crunchem Hall with all the children who attended our Matilda themed workshops. A huge thank you to all the children that attended!


Know a young person that loves to sing, dance or perform? You can book a free trial for Little Sound Pop Academy or Sound Pop Academy on our website at any time.

Public Workshops

We run incredible public workshops throughout the year for young people aged 5-17! Tickets for our public workshops tend to go quickly, so be sure to keep checking back for new events if we’re sold out.