The Main Hall at the John Kyrle High School has played host
to many an outstanding production over the years, but none
more outstanding than Saturday's performance of the Ben
Elton / Queen musical comedy, 'We Will Rock You!'
a brilliant stage set, wonderful costumes, some fantastic
technological effects and amazing talent of the cast and
crew the show was a most enjoyable experience from 'curtain
up' to the closing bows.
played by Lucas Abbott, kept having strange 'texts' entering
his head. He didn't know why this was happening to him and
there were some hilarious lines which 'randomly' spouted
forth. He was befriended by Scaramouche, (Ali Raine) who
was different to all the other Killer Queen's Yuppies, who
mocked her. After being arrested by the Killer Queen's (Emily
Banks) right hand man, Khashoggi, brilliantly played by
Charlie Rogers-Davies and the Ga Ga Police, the couple managed
to escape. Whilst on the run, they met with Meatloaf, (Rhiannon
Kearns) and Britney (Alex Davies), members of the Bohemian
rebels, who worship ancient musical texts from a time they
call 'The Rhapsody.'
and Meat just manage to convince the Bohemians that Galileo
is 'The Dreamer,' when Khashoggi and the Ga Ga Cops track
down the hide out and arrest all the rebels, with the intention
of clearing their minds of the ancient texts. Brit fights
back to allow Galileo and Scaramouche time to escape to
the Seven Seas of Rhye, where they meet Pop, the librarian
(who's brain could not be totally wiped, as he knew too
much), who tells them of a mythical band named 'Queen. Suddenly
the lake is drained, revealing the statue of a man apparently
pointing towards the 'Place of Living Rock.'
by Ben Abbott, this wonderful production was extremely well
cast and audience participation was actively encouraged.
The music was brilliantly executed under the direction of
Debra Blake and Chris Toomer and the costumes were fantastic,
courtesy of Lesley Bagshaw and Iris Price. The stage design,
by Dave Chatwin was excellent, as was the sound and lighting,
stage management, the choreography, make up and, well, just
of the cast are fairly well seasoned performers as a few
are members of the brilliant local youth theatre group X-entricity,
which I am sure, along with the hard work and dedication
of everybody involved in this production went a long way
to helping with the tremendous success that it was. To say
I enjoyed the performance is an understatement. It was amazing.
You all have every reason to be proud of yourselves. The
standing ovation said it all.
more photos in this week's 'Week
in Moving Pictures'.