Tuesday, 28 January 2014


An incredible 129 of us had a fantastic time at The Elephantom at the NT on 10th January. Next trip (for those who have booked in advance only) is Grandpa's Railway on 8th February at the Unicorn. Hope to see you there!

And more Theatre Club trips coming up....

Letters will go out tomorrow  in book bags to the school for our 2 next trips to The Unicorn in London Bridge:

Both on Saturday 29th March

1pm At the End of Everything Else - KS2 - age 8 upwards

When her best friend, a little yellow bird named Tito, goes missing, Icka puts her inventive mind to the test and sets off on a mission over land and sea to save him. But nothing can prepare her for what she finds – a problem that she is unable to fix alone. At the End of Everything Else is performed with puppetry, animation, music, sound and only the collective energy of the team on stage to generate all the power needed for the show. Join the Unicorn for a truly unique performance by Mark Arends, writer/director of award-winning Something Very Far Away, which captivated audiences and received rave reviews across the UK.

3pm The Velveteen Rabbit - KS1 - age 4 upwards

This Easter, join us for a heart-warming story about a very shy toy Rabbit who longs for nothing more than to become real. He spends his days waiting patiently on the nursery floor, watching the Boy play with the other toys and dreaming of being picked up and loved. And then, one day he is rediscovered and all his hopes start to come true...First published in 1922, this classic American tale loses nothing of its power, magic and charm in this contemporary adaptation for the Unicorn stage.

Tickets are £7.50 each. Please look out for these letters and get slips and payments in by the deadline Monday 3rd February! Cheques now to be made payable to Rosendale PTA. Excitingly you should also be able to book tickets for these shows online! Please have a go.


I have two trips that I won't send letters out to the whole school for (as too much admin) so are exclusives!

Thursday March 13th - 6.30pm - Phoenix High School, Shepherd's Bush

Phoenix High School
The Curve
Shepherds Bush
W12 ORQ.

1/ The new RSC children's production of The Taming of the Shrew - aimed at age 8 plus (Years 5 and 6)

This really is an exclusive as the RSC are not selling tickets to this - they just alerted me that the tour was in London for 2 days only. It is part of their first encounter project - introducing children to Shakespeare so should be really good!

Tickets are just £5 adults and £3 children. 

2/ Minotaur at the Polka Theatre on Friday 4th April at 7pm (the last day of term). Legend updated to heroic modern day boy story. Ages 8 plus - children under 7 will not get in as they have quite strict door policy for the main theatre. There is a great writing competition kids can enter too.

This is a saver show - so all tickets are just £9 each (usual price £9-13)

If you want tickets for either of these shows - I have reserved 30 for each on a first come first served basis - the deadline (bit extended) is Monday 3rd February. Please email me with your interest and leave envelope marked up with F/A LISA STATHAM - and name of the show. Cheques to be made payable to Rosendale PTA. Please include on the envelope:

Your name
Name of your children and class
Mobile number
Email address
Number of tickets required
Payment - please make cheques payable to Rosendale PTA

Many thanks.

Tuesday, 7 January 2014


Happy new year! 

Shakespeare Schools Festival 
A big thank you to everyone who came along to our second production of A Midsummer Night's Dream at Jags before Christmas. A special thank you too to those who came along to help out at such a busy time of year. It was a brilliant night. The children were incredibly excited about performing again in such a great space and they were all amazing - especially those children who took on roles at short notice. To date, we have now raised an incredible £700 for the PTA to put towards drama at Rosendale in 2014 which is fantastic.

It is brilliant we are going to have a regular after school drama club for KS2 at Rosendale in the New Year. Our teachers, Rosie Unwin and Sophie Lavender, are going to do an amazing job. Trained and experienced in drama, they have played a massive and vital role in the two SSF productions last term and are incredibly supportive of drama generally. If you were unsuccessful or missed the boat this time round, please do apply again to them at the end of next term.

Theatre Club
I hope everyone enjoyed our many Xmas shows - last half term 250 of us (not including the year group trips) had great fun atTwas the Night before Xmas, Cinderella, Puss in Boots and Emil and the Detectives!  We have an incredible 129 of us to date going to The Elephantom on Friday at 4.30 the NT - our biggest parent led trip so far! In 2013, in just six months of being set up, well over 1000 Rosendale parents and children have seen shows at local theatres with us which is amazing.

New trip - Dinosaur Zoo
And onto the next one! Following good reviews in the West End, we have 50 seats at £11 (usual price £17-20) for the regional tour of Dinosaur Zoo in the New Wimbledon Theatre at 4pm on Saturday 8th March. 

The show is suitable for age three plus. It consists of an educational talk on dinosaurs and live life size animatronic Dinosaur puppets. It lasts approximately 1 hour. See www.dinosaurzoolive.com. This is an exclusive offer to theatre club. If you want tickets please leave payments at the office in an envelope marked F/A LISA STATHAM - DINOSAUR ZOO with the following details (which are important so please don't forget):

- Your name
- Name of children and class
- Mobile phone
- No of tickets
- Email address
- Payment

Cash or cheque is fine. PLEASE NOTE As this is a group not school booking discount please make cheques payable to Rosendale PTA.