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Everywhere on the planet, people watch the same movies, listen to computer-generated music, wear the same clothes and hold the same thoughts and opinions. Musical instruments and composers are forbidden, and rock music is all but unknown.
Representative government has been eliminated. All are controlled by the Worldwide mega-corporation Globalsoft, which is headed by the Killer Queen and the commander of her secret police, the evil Khashoggi. Those who dare to stand against Globalsoft’s enforced conformity are kidnapped and brain stormed into submission.
However, a small group of Bohemians struggles to restore the free exchange of thought, fashion, and (most of all) live music.
John Lyon’s 2019 show is the hit musical by Queen and Ben Elton, We Will Rock You.
Produced by the School’s Drama Department the show stars John Lyon boys and girls from 10 different schools.
We Will Rock You is Ben Elton’s iconic jukebox musical: an extravaganza featuring the hit music of Queen, complete with amazing costumes, choreography and orchestra.
Tickets cost just £5 (£3 concession).
The show can be seen by children of all ages. It is most suitable for children aged 10+. The minimum advised age is 4.
Rehearsals are in full flow, with the large cast coming together most days.
Galileo: Will Davey
Scaramouche: Ishani Mehta
Killer Queen: Kiarah Roberta Williams
Khashoggi: Adam Zoromba / Simran Kohli
Britney Spears: Shyam Borkhatria
Meatloaf: Katie La-Plain
Pop: Patrick Miles / Sebastian Clifford Varley
Teacher: Safiya Shire
Teen Queen 1: Marie Helene D’Souza
Teen Queen 2: Samanta Schwartz
Teen Queen 3: Saphyne Hussain
Teen Queen 4: Larissa Partridge
Teen Queen 5: Stella Page
Gaga Kids / Yuppies / Bohemians: Harriet Gilbert, Maya Bensalem, Grace Kehoe, Elin Auld, Valerie Wietsztal, Sara Eljacifi, Umisha Varsani, Serena Shah, Megan Strydom, Annika Nandi, Asha Davison, Karun Kapoor, Jay Samani, Oliver Castell, Matthew Evens, Alex Rothwell, Oscar Beynan, Otto Verden, Inesh Hanumandla, Jamie O’Connell, Miles Nagle, Joshua Beresford Smart
Big Macca: Jack Salter
Alanis: Sarah Marsh
Christina: Maryam Moghal
Madonna: Allegra Marchant
Puff: Joshua Levin
Cliff Richard: Sammy Smith
Charlotte Church: Rumindha Gurung
Bob the Builder: Marie Helen D’Souza
Bowie: Nameer Al-Tuhafi
First Cop: Joel Cuttica
Second Cop: Shaan Sokhal
Director: Sam Jones
Musical Director: Huw Jones
Choreographer: Aimee Finnerty
This year’s John Lyon musical production follows 2018’s hugely successful Anything Goes.
Photos: Rachel Marchant