We Will Rock You
We Will Rock You is in full swing! The crazy scaffolding has been constructed, set piece painted and costumes are looking terrific! The work that has gone into this production is astounding. Students have been working after school, lunchtimes, weekends and even into the night on one occasion (our now-annual ‘painting party’). Thank you to parents who are consistently picking up and dropping off students, they appreciate it and so do we.
If you haven’t bought tickets yet please don’t leave it too late. It’s highly likely there won’t be any available on the night. At the time of writing, our Saturday night has completely sold out, our Friday night has 1 solitary ticket left, Thursday session has less than 20, leaving only Saturday matinee with substantial seats left. So don’t act too late!
For those who haven’t been keeping up, We Will Rock You is set in a dystopian future, where the lives of earth’s citizens are dictated by the mega corporation ‘Globalsoft’, run by the evil Killer Queen. Her mission? To control the thoughts and minds of all people by taking away their ability to think for themselves. The first and most important step? Annihilate rock and roll. But an underground group of rebels known as ‘Bohemians’ will stop at nothing to defeat her, and together with social outcasts Galileo and Scaramouche they devise a plan to bring the power of rock back to the people.
The show is high energy and action packed from the opening sequence to the last note. Utilising the incredible and well-loved music of Queen, the show will appeal to all generations.
This year a feature of the show is the input of students showing their talents in a variety of areas. While direction and musical direction are still overseen by staff, the choreography, sound design and lighting design is entirely student produced and costume design by a former student. There is extensive use of lighting effects and pyrotechnics so please be aware if you are adverse to strobe lights, smoke or haze.
We look forward to seeing you at one of our shows, Thursday 23 to Saturday 25 August at 7pm, or Saturday 25 at 1:30 pm.
Tickets can be purchased through the link on the school website.
Jonathan Bleakley and Amy Cumming
School Production Team