Shropshire Star

School rocks its audience with first show since Covid

A Shropshire school has hailed as a "triumph" its return to the stage for the first time in three years following a production of We Will Rock You.

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The cast of We Will Rock You from Bridgnorth Endowed School

Bridgnorth Endowed’s production of the hit West End Musical during a three-night run at the school's leisure centre last week was the first live performance of the academy school since before the pandemic.

With Queen’s biggest hits at the heart of the show, the leading cast members delivered a number of the group's classics, including Radio Ga Ga, We Will Rock You and We Are the Champions to a packed audience.

The futuristic story, set in a post-apocalyptic world, followed young outsider Galileo, played by Harry Lewis, and sharp-witted rebel Scaramouche, played by Maisie James-Owen, as they try to restore rock 'n' roll to the "iPlanet”.

Two performers from Bridgnorth Endowed school during We Will Rock You

However, the pair run into trouble in the form of Killer Queen (Freya Cresswell) and her right-hand man, Khashoggi (Henry Rhodes), who bring pantomime evil in bucket loads.

During the three-day run from Wednesday, March 22 to Friday, March 24, audiences refused to be left out and joined in all the way through, singing and clapping along to the Queen hits while the enjoying the lighting effects and a huge 20-foot screen that beamed custom-designed graphics, created by former student Dan Bradley.

Director and drama teacher Georgia Taylor and her experienced production team put on a big show after a three-year break.

Mrs Taylor said: “I couldn’t be prouder of everyone who took part in our production of We Will Rock You, both on stage and behind the scenes.

"We all worked incredibly hard to bring the annual show back and are already looking forward to the next one.”