We Will Rock You at Mangotsfield School
Published on: 20 Dec 2017
STUDENTS set Mangotsfield School ablaze when they performed the hit musical We Will Rock You.
Turning their backs on traditional festive offerings, students performed the popular musical which is based around the songs of rock band Queen.
The story is set in the distant future where everyone wears the same clothes, thinks the same thoughts and goes around in a haze.
Musical instruments and composers are forbidden but a group of bohemians set about changing that and restoring free thought, fashion and live music.
Performed at the school from November 21-23, the show was directed by Rebecca Slade, with Julie Borowski as musical director and Georgina Vincent as choreographer.
The main cast featured Luke Ashley (Year 10) as Galileo; Lily Dyte (Year 11) as Scaramouche; Amy Streeting (Year 8) as Killer Queen; Oscar Neville (Year 9) as Khashoggi; Harry Morgan Osbourn (Year 10) as Britney and Isla Moody (Year 11) as Meat.
The show also included a chorus and cast of more than 45 students, ranging from Year 7 to Year 11.
Ms Slade said: "We also had a fantastic backstage team led by Year 10 student Joe Beese and a fabulous front of house team led by Mrs Katie Hawkins.
"It was a brilliant show, everyone worked really hard and it was a sell-out on the last night."
• Turn to page 57 to find out how students took their show into the community.