The YPS Autumn event, a visit to the Palace Theatre, Manchester to see a performance of Matilda, proved very popular with the Young People. The YPS Committee had booked tickets for the afternoon performance on Saturday 27thOctober.

Matilda the Musical is the multi-award winning musical from the Royal Shakespeare Company, inspired by the 1988 book by the incomparable Roald Dahl.

The musical is a poignant yet funny tale of a young child, unwanted at home and made to attend a school overseen by a tyrant, Miss Trunchbull. Matilda is endowed with magical powers,telekinesiswhich she uses to defeat the head and establish a new regime and helps her teacher to reclaim her life.

The performance is fast paced, skilfully choreographed and held the audience’s attention throughout. Everybody enjoyed the performance.

Nineteen Young People accompanied by sixteen Parents / Guardians attended the event.

Prior to the performance the Young People, Parents / Guardians and the YPS Committee members attending met in TOPS Oriental Buffet on Portland Street for lunch.  The range of dishes on offer and quality of the food made for a enjoyable lunch.

Thanks to the YPS Committee members who attended and those who provided transport.

For some of us a nostalgic trip back to how school used to be!