We Will Rock You

The very best of St. Mary’s talent was on show February 4–6 2015,  when the musical “We Will Rock You” was brought to the school stage.  This year’s production has been a huge success with sell out performances over three nights.

We Will Rock You (2015)

We Will Rock You (Schools) photo gallery (500 photos)

The cast ranged from Year 7 to Year 13 students who have rehearsed for months to make the performances a resounding success, under the guidance of a hugely talented production team. Mr Brad Dobson, Musical Director and Miss Emma Exworthy, Director, both made their debuts and should be incredibly proud of their hard work.

Set in the year 2050, ‘We Will Rock You’ is based on the songs of Queen.  The musical tells the story of a group of Bohemians who struggle to restore the free exchange of thought, fashion and live music in a distant future, where everyone dresses, thinks and does the same.  Musical instruments and composers are forbidden and rock music is all but unknown.

Talented Year 11 student Jacob Hargreaves played Galileo with Mary Morris and Caragh Casserly both outstanding as Scaramouche, on alternate performances.  Other notable performances were from Alex Fairfield as Killer Queen and Sylvia Cullen as Khashoggi.  Backed up by a chorus of singers, a team of dancers, and a band made up of staff and students, the production made outstanding viewing.  

“The cast range from Year 7 up to Year 13 for this production yet it is difficult to believe that they are still at school! Their talent and professionalism is astounding.”
— Miss E Exworthy, Director

“I would like to thank all staff and students who worked tirelessly to make the production such a huge success. The quality of the performance was outstanding and we are incredibly proud of all involved.”
— Mr Darren Beardsley, Headteacher

Students rock out to Queen in musical [WHARFEDALE OBSERVER]


St. Mary's Menston's amateur production of We Will Rock You (Schools) www.schoolswillrockyou.co.uk