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April 10, 2014

Matthew Thornton students present musical

Students stage updated version of familiar fairy tale

LONDONDERRY — A classic Hans Christian Andersen tale gets an update as Matthew Thornton Elementary School’s Drama Club presents the musical “Once Upon A Mattress.”

Two shows will be presented April 23 and 24 at 6:30 p.m. at the school on Mammoth Road.

Students are already hard at work, bringing the musical to life. It’s based on the fairy tale “The Princess and the Pea.”

In the updated version, Princess Winnifred is still hoping to find true love with Prince Dauntless the Drab amid many adventures and story twists.

The elementary show is suitable for all audiences. The production includes a big cast.

Tickets for “Once Upon A Mattress” are $8 for adults, $5 for children and students in advance; $10 for adults, $5 for children and students at the door on show nights.

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