We Will Rock You

22 June, 2011

“The best show Bowland has ever done.”

“As good as any amateur show I have ever seen”

“Even more exciting than the West End show”

These were some of the comments after the school show this year – We Will Rock You. This show has been a major hit in the West End, and in theatres around the country. It is a big challenge to put on in every respect – singing and staging, dancing and technical – and Bowland High rose magnificently to the challenge. From the confident intro by Mr Fletcher. “Bowland WILL Rock You” to the stunning Bohemian Rhapsody by torchlight, every song and scene held the audience spellbound.

The lead cast – some taking their first major role – told the story clearly, bringing out the personality of each of the characters. The chorus and dancers filled the stage with movement and song. The technical resources of The Grand made everything look and sound fantastic.

Foe everyone involved there was an immense amount of satisfaction in pulling off such a demanding show so well. After all the months of hard work in practice, rehearsal and preparation, the result was beyond our expectations. Probably the best show that Bowland has ever done.

Special thanks to all the lead cast: Lauren Hall, Henry Mills, James Walsh, Katie Fenton, Kane Taylor, Hannah Cunliffe-Lee, Olivia Armer. To the staff team, Mr Fletcher, Miss Kellow, Miss Yates and support from Mr Taylor. To the technical crew at The Grand: Jim for video and effects, Adam on sound, Mike on lights. And also to the many who helped with costumes, hair, props, transport and front of house.

Well done Bowland High – you really rocked!