Schools Will Rock You (Feb 2017)
'Schools Will Rock You' (February 2017) followed a long range of school performances. Based on 'We Will Rock You', this version for schools launched by Queen, Ben Elton and the producers of the hit musical enabled a wide range of students to take part, with acting, singing and dancing opportunities, as well as playing in the live band.
The story is set in a world where live music is banned and everyone must watch the same movies and listen to computer generated music. Everything is run by Globalsoft, with Killer Queen at the head and Khashoggi, commander of the secret police, at her side. Those who oppose them are 'brain stormed' into conformity.
A small group of Bohemians are trying to restore free thought and live music. They are joined by two revolutionaries, Galileo and Scaramouche, who meet Pop, an older hippie who plays them a snippet of a Queen track.
Rock music is saved when they find a guitar hidden amongst the ruins of an old stadium.
Our students performed lots of Queen's favourite songs such as 'Another One Bites the Dust', 'Radio Ga Ga' and 'Killer Queen' as well as a rousing 'We Will Rock You' and finale of 'Bohemian Rhapsody'.
There was also a collection for the AIDS awareness charity set up in the name of Freddie Mercury - the Mercury Phoenix Trust.