King Matt is the latest crowning glory at Blue Coat.
Stephen Greenhorn's 'King Matt' was performed by the school's youngest pupils from years 7 and 8. e play follows the story of Matt, an 11 yearold boy who inherits the throne. Frustrated that he is not trusted to rule his country, Matt heads out to ght in a war and gains the respect of his people by defending the nation.
From there he works hard to build up his country and give more power to the children. His eorts are thwarted by a scheming journalist, played by Year 8 pupil Bridget Moyo, who whips up chaos and brings the country to a stand-still.
ere were three performances over the week-formances week end and audiences were clearly delighted with the blend of acting, dance, comedy and visual imagery of the colourful set.
Cast member Caleb Griggs-Taylor, from Year 7, said: "is is fun! is is my rst acting role."
" Year 8 pupil Vanessa Nkemayang added: "It's good to build up and create new memories."e role of King Matt was divided between three young actors, Year 7 pupils Christopher Adams and Nikita Flanagan. Year 8 pupil Max Edwards took on the crown for the nal part of the play, seeing the demise of the King's reign.
e show was directed by trainee drama teacher Andy Rae.