Head of Alumni Relations, Sophie Borrillo-McLellan, thoroughly enjoyed helping to usher at the School production of We Will Rock You (WWRY) last week. The production really showcased the incredible talent and commitment of our pupils and the superb support of staff and indeed the OV community.
Commenting on the production, Sophie said, “I was thrilled to see many OVs at the show as audience, supporting family, friends and their School. Everyone really enjoyed tapping their toes in delight to so many well-known Queen anthems as the cast took us on a mission to rediscover rock and roll with outstanding performances, exciting technical support and a fantastic set. It was also a joy to see those involved being able to perform to a live audience again after so long, although audience numbers were restricted. Singing along to Bohemian Rhapsody was a bit harder in a mask however!”
One OV present at the performances was Emma Fradgley (Ch 16-18). Emma was helping out backstage for the show having loved being involved at King’s in shows herself. Emma told us, “It was so much fun getting involved backstage at WWRY last week. I know from my own experiences at King’s that the performers involved will look back on their Sixth Form production with fond memories for years to come and it was really exciting to see that unfold.”
In the audience was OV Olly Singleton (Cr 13-18), who said of the show, “I thought the performance was excellent! I’ve never seen We Will Rock You before and I certainly wasn’t disappointed. The acting was brilliant all-around and the scenes in the café were particularly well done, especially with the presence of Britney Spears.”
Also in the audience was OV Michael Nice (W 12-19 & King’s Hawford), who added, “It was amazing! Mimi and Henry’s harmonising was incredible to hear. The way the show came together worked really well and I was happily joining in the singing!”
Shara Parry, Hon OV and Head of Drama at King’s, commented, “All the pupils involved, and the OV helping hands, worked incredibly hard and I am so proud of them all. It was fantastic to be able to put on a performance to a live audience! We love to plan events and performances for the pupils and will keep doing so, but each one has about five different production scenarios prepared to adapt to our ever-changing circumstances!”
A big thank you to every OV who came out in support, and of course to all at King’s involved in putting on such an amazing show.