1st November 2016
Dear Parents and Carers of Year 3,
We have been able to secure a group booking for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory at a group discount rate of £25 per person. We are inviting children from Year 3 to come and enjoy the matinee performance at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane on
Wednesday 23rd November 2016.
Last year our Year 3 pupils had a wonderful time watching this exceptional production. Here is what the website says:
ROALD DAHL’s deliciously dark tale of young Charlie Bucket and the mysterious confectioner Willy Wonka comes to life in a brand new West End musical directed by Academy Award® winner Sam Mendes.
When Charlie wins a golden ticket to the weird and wonderful Wonka Chocolate Factory, it’s the chance of a lifetime to feast on the sweets he’s always dreamed of. But beyond the gates astonishment awaits, as down the sugary corridors and amongst the incredible edible delights, the five lucky winners discover not everything is as sweet as it seems.
Featuring ingenious stagecraft, the wonder of the original story that has captivated the world for almost 50 years is brought to life with music by Marc Shaiman, and lyrics by Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman (Grammy® winners for Hairspray; Smash), a book by award-winning playwright and adaptor David Greig (The Bacchae; Tintin In Tibet), set and costume designs by Mark Thompson (Mamma Mia!; One Man, Two Guvnors) and choreography by Peter Darling (Billy Elliot The Musical; Matilda The Musical).
A chocolate garden, an army of squirrels and the curiously peculiar Oompa-Loompas must be believed to be seen in this gigantic new musical that is choc-full of fantastical treats to dazzle your senses.
The children will be accompanied by members of school staff and will be travelling to and from the theatre by tube. As the performance is a matinee performance (2:30pm) we will leave after the children have had their lunch in school as usual. The show lasts for 2 ½ hours including the interval. The school will be providing the children with healthy ‘treats’ during the interval, so no extra spending money will be required. All children attending are also advised to bring a bottle of water with them.
We aim to be back at St Joseph’s School by 6.00pm. Children may be collected from the Upper Junior Playground gate at 6.00pm.Please note: No child will be permitted to go home unaccompanied at this time of the evening.
We ask that you return the attached permission slip direct to the class teacher. The payment of £25 is requested to cover the costs and can be made via Parent Pay or in cash at local stores where you see the PayPoint logo. Those parents wishing to pay cash should request a letter with the bar code from the school office and take this to their local PayPoint store to make payment. Please do not hesitate to contact the school office if you need assistance. We thank you for your support in using ParentPay as it helps the school enormously. If the contribution proves to be too difficult for you financially, please make an appointment to speak to a member of the Senior Leadership Team in confidence to arrange a payment plan. Please note the theatre trip will have to be cancelled if not enough money is collected.
Many thanks for your co-operation.
Mrs A Noronha
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane
Wednesday 23rd November 2016.
I give permission for my child to attend the performance at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, and have paid £25 via parentpay. Yes /No.
I will collect my child from the Upper Junior Gate at 6.00pm. Yes /No.
I give permission for my child to be collected by the following
who is the parent of _________________________________ in Class_____
I consent to my child travelling by any form of public/private transport, including walking. I consent in the event of an accident or illness to my child, to any necessary medical treatment being given. I authorise a member of staff to sign the necessary consent forms for such treatment on my behalf.
If your child is travelling by coach, the whole school party will return to school and pupils will be dismissed from there.
I will not hold the head teacher or any adult member of the party responsible for any loss during such visit of any personal effects, money or injury incurred by my child where reasonable steps have been taken to safeguard them.