We Will Rock You
Students from Testbourne Community School staged a three-night run of the smash-hit musical “We Will Rock You” and impressed audiences made up of friends, family and members of the public. The show ran from Tuesday 17th to Thursday 19th December and took place in the Theatre Hall which was full to capacity.
This was the first time that we had worked with M3 productions in order to design a professional set, sound and lighting for the show. The director, Mr Carrington, said: “This partnership helped to elevate the production to a new level and alongside the professionalism of the student cast, it made for a spectacular show.”
We will Rock You follows two young rebels as they try to restore rock ‘n’ roll to “the iPlanet” in a post-apocalyptic world. Straight away the performance came in with Queen’s hit “Radio Ga Ga” and as the show carried on the audience got to experience many more of Queen’s hits including: “Another One Bites The Dust”, “Crazy Little Thing Called Love”, “Killer Queen”, “Bohemian Rhapsody”, “We Will Rock You” and many more. With the revival of interest in Queen’s music due to the blockbuster film ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ – staging this musical was relevant and allowed a new generation to appreciate these anthems.
The performance followed many weeks of hard work, commitment and dedication from the student cast from years 8-11 with hours and hours of rehearsals accumulated after school as well as school holidays and weekends. There was a range of talent on show from dancing, singing, acting and technicians who all enjoyed and benefitted from working with M3 productions to produce such an energetic and fun show.
Ffion Timmins, who played the character 'Meat' said, “It was amazing. I met and made friends from across the school and it helped everyone to develop their skills in theatre. Also, for some of us who want to perform on stage as a career, it helped us understand what it is like to perform”. Another student, Izzy Zolotuhin who played main character 'Scaramouche' said “Not only did I get to act and sing side by side with people I will now call my closest friends. Sure, it was tough with a never-ending amount of lines and songs to learn but at the end of the day those shows were so worth it. I miss being Scaramouche everyday”. A parent also wrote in to say: “Just want to say the show is great! The cast and crew have worked hard and showed their dedication. Thank you for the opportunity TCS gave to our children to let them shine on the stage and showcase their talents. Well done to everyone who’s involved.”