Millais and Forest Rock audiences in Queen performance

A STAGE performance of ‘We Will Rock You’ by pupils from Millais and Forest school ‘wowed’ audiences in three sell-out performances. More than 60 pupils took part in the Forest School production, including girls from Millais and the school staff choir.

Ms Denning, Headteacher, said the show was ‘fantastic’ and the audience was ‘wowed’ by the talent of the performers.

She said: “It was truly a great production and thanks must go to Mrs Batchelor, Mrs Bowen-Melfi, Mr Scott and Mr Viney, as well as the cast and the band, for working so tirelessly to bring this production to the stage.”

The main cast were Ed Goacher, 15, as Galileo, Hana Beckwith, 15, as Scaramouch, Harriet Trickett, 15, as Killer Queen, Will Sanderson, 13, as Kashoggi, Jamie Kirby, 15, as Britney, Aleksandra Rychlik, 13, as Meat, Owen Maskell, 14, as Big Macca and Conor Paterson, 16, as Pop,

Lead role understudies were Alice Bisset, 12, as Scaramouch, Lucy Tee, 12, as Killer Queen, Luke Sparling, 15, as Kashoggi and Will Hillman, 15, as Pop.

They performed to sell-out audiences over three nights from Wednesday March 14 to Friday 16 and put on a Primary School matinee for more than 160 pupils from Heron Way, Holy Trinity, Greenway, Colegate and the Queen Elizabeth II School.

Laura Ward, community and enrichment programme manager, said: “The pupils who attended thought it was fabulous, clapping and stamping their feet to the wonderful ‘We Will Rock You’ finale.”

The show was produced by Mrs Julia Batchelor, subject team leader for drama and music at Forest, the musical director was Jane Bowen-Melfi, music teacher at Forest.