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Ralph Thoresby High School:
We Have Rocked YOU!

April 11th, 2013 · No Comments · Ralph Thoresby

by Kirsty Maw
This year, Ralph Thoresby students took to the stage to showcase their version of the Broadway spectacular ‘We Will Rock You’. The show ran for four nights from the 6th March plus a Saturday matinee and a special VIP performance on the Saturday night. As the audience entered the theatre down the red carpet clutching their free bags of popcorn on VIP night, the tension backstage was mounting. However, as soon as the young people set foot on stage, the energy that filled the auditorium was incredible.

Ralph Thoresby High School perfoming we will rock you on stage

Image courtesy of Brian Wilson

Throughout the show, our fantastic chorus sang and danced to rapturous applause, with the ‘bohemian’ style set of tube lighting and graffiti art a perfect backdrop to the story of the fight for live music. Special mention must go to Edna Sulejmanovic and Liam Myers who gave outstanding performances in the roles of Scaramouche and Galileo. ‘I Want to Break Free’ had the audience dancing in the aisles whilst Edna’s incredible vocals on ‘Somebody to Love’ left us speechless. Their excellent rapport became apparent in the argument song ‘Hammer to Fall’ and the beautifully performed ‘Who Wants to Live Forever?’

Equally outstanding performances came from all three Khashoggis, perfectly melodramatic as the villains of the piece, and Amie Northfield as Killer Queen, whose debut performance as the cruel leader of Globalsoft was excellent. The group of Bohemians performed brilliantly, keeping the audience rocking with ‘I Want it All’ and ‘Crazy Little Thing Called Love’, as well as a particularly poignant performance of ‘Only the Good Die Young’. By the end of the night the crowd were dancing in the aisles and the standing ovation that followed was well deserved.

 Ralph Thoresby High School  students performingWe Have Rocked You on stage

Image courtesy of Brian Wilson

Will Carr, Head Teacher said

‘There has been much to celebrate in school recently… not least our phenomenal school production, ‘We Will Rock You’. The show ran for five performances (all either sold out or very nearly) and was an incredibly professional production which showcased the extraordinary talent we have here at Ralph Thoresby. In 20 years of attending school shows, I can honestly say that this is the best I’ve ever seen. Congratulations to all involved.’

What are we Ralph Thoresby doing next year?! Watch this space…

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