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School musical into the last few days of rehearsals

10 November 2017

This year’s school musical, Norwich School Presents: We Will Rock You, is now into its last few rehearsals, with the first performance just days away. After 8 weeks of hard work the cast are making their final preparations for a five show run at the Norwich Playhouse, from Wednesday to Saturday next week.

Don’t miss your chance to get tickets for this musical spectacular. Tickets are almost sold out for the shows on Friday and Saturday evenings as the cast prepare to entertain over 1000 audience members over the four days. Tickets are available from the Norwich School online box office https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/norwich-school.

We Will Rock You is a musical based on the songs of British rock band Queen with a book by Ben Elton. The musical tells the story of a group of Bohemians who struggle to restore the free exchange of thought, fashion, and live music in a distant future where everyone dresses, thinks and acts the same. Musical instruments and composers are forbidden, and rock music is all but unknown.

Directed by Christopher Renshaw and choreographed by Arlene Phillips, the original West End production opened at the Dominion Theatre on 14 May 2002, with Tony Vincent, Hannah Jane Fox, Sharon D. Clarke and Kerry Ellis in principal roles. Although the musical was at first panned by critics, it became an audience favourite, becoming the longest-running musical at the Dominion Theatre, celebrating its tenth anniversary on 14 May 2012.

The tenth longest-running musical in West End history, the London production closed on 31 May 2014 after a final performance in which Brian May and Roger Taylor both performed. A number of international productions have since followed the original, and We Will Rock You has been seen in six of the world’s continents.