Glamour era on stage
Matamata Intermediate is set to be transported back to the glamorous 1920s era of flappers and gangsters in their upcoming production of Flapper.
The story follows young Polly Pepper, played by Madison Dearlove, who is about to turn 18 and inherit a priceless diamond necklace.
Close to 100 students are involved in the full-scale production – from acting, to lighting and back stage production.
They have been rehearsing every lunch time since the beginning of the year with director Avon Hansen and music teacher Blair Stanbridge.
Flynn Drysdale- Dunn will be playing pilot cowboy Buck Wayne and said he was looking forward to opening night.
‘‘I’m not really nervous I just want to see how the play will come together. I really like being on stage and getting to dress up in costumes.’’
The production will run in the school hall at 7.30pm from May 22 to 24. Tickets are available at the school office or Fraser’s Take Note.
They are $5 for a student and $10 for an adult.
Centre stage: Matamata Intermediate students rehearsing for their upcoming production. From left: Yaveshree Sharma, Mikaela Paradizo, Madison Dearlove, Courtney Hawkings, and Madison Tims. Front: Flynn Drysdale-dunn.