“We sit alone and watch your light
Our only friend, through teenage nights
And everything we want to get
We download from the internet”
Rehearsals are well underway for our annual amateur production – We Will Rock You – a rousing musical featuring many of Queen’s much-loved classic hits including Bohemian Rhapsody, Another One Bites the Dust, A Kind of Magic and, of course, We Will Rock You.
The unique production has been launched by Queen, Ben Elton and the producers of the worldwide hit musical We Will Rock You.
Alexi in year 11 plays lead character Scaramouche, and is loving every aspect of it. “My character is a ‘girl gone wrong’ – a rebel outcast. It’s exciting playing her,” says Alexi, who is currently studying for her drama GCSE. “I’ve been in every production so far at Bournside but this is the first time I’ve had a named part,” she says. “There’s a lot of responsibility in learning the songs. In ensemble and choral work there’s a lot less pressure, but when you have solos and duets there is a lot more pressure on you to get all the notes right.”
Another rebel outcast in the production is Galileo Figaro, played by year 12 student George. “I’ve been in all the productions at Bournside so far but this is the first time I have played a lead character. There is a lot of responsibility but it’s fun and you get a good rush when you’re doing the performance. I study maths and law so it’s good to have a creative release,” says George. “My character is a self-confessed nutter who is very shy and struggles to get his words out – I am still working on my character because I am outspoken and my character is not!” he says.
Evening performances – Thursday 17th January, Friday 18th January and Saturday 19th January at 7pm
Main Hall, Bournside
£6 for adults and £5 for students and concessions.