Announcing the Scotch College production
Since 2002 over 16 million theatregoers in 28 countries have been thrilled by this awe-inspiring production which is based on the songs of Queen with a book by Ben Elton (The Young Ones, Blackadder, Popcorn).
Elton fashioned this hilarious futurist comedy around more than 24 of Queen’s biggest hit songs including We Are The Champions, Radio Ga Ga, I Want To Break Free, Somebody To Love, Killer Queen, Don’t Stop Me Now, Under Pressure, Bohemian Rhapsody, Another One Bites The Dust and of course, We Will Rock You.
The musical takes place in a future age on a planet once called Earth that is now controlled by a mighty corporation…rock music is unheard and all musical instruments are banned. The hope of breaking free rests with an unlikely resistance-an alliance of rebel Bohemians.
The Australian said “It’s deliriously, majestically, mad entertainment” while the Daily Telegraph described the production as “funny, cheeky, great entertainment … WE WILL ROCK YOU delivers everything it promises.” Arts Hub said it is “laugh-out-loud funny”, Australian Stage said it is “A hell of a fun night out” and Stage Whispers said, “This production will rock your socks off!”. The Sydney Morning Herald declared, “WE WILL ROCK YOU hits all the right notes …. You will be rocked.”
Update from the Head of Performing Arts – as at Friday 1st May 2020
Dear Cast and Parents,
In line with the AHPPC guidelines to reduce after school or inter-school activities and cancel sport, large gatherings and assemblies, co-curricular drama, music and pipe band ensembles, activities and rehearsals will remain suspended at this time.
This includes rehearsals for We Will Rock You.
Our position will be reviewed during week three of Autumn term, with a view to a further update being published to the Scotch community on 18th May.
We will maintain up-to-date information on the Performing Arts website and encourage both students and parents to visit the site to keep abreast of changes.
Thank you for your understanding.
Mr. Scott Loveday