Talented students prepare to rock Steyning in vibrant summer show

Steyning Grammar School students prepare for their 'We Will Rock You' summer musical
Steyning Grammar School students prepare for their 'We Will Rock You' summer musical

Sixty Steyning Grammar school students have been working hard on Ben Elton’s musical ‘We Will Rock You’.

This is a vibrant and fast moving story which weaves in and out of an amazing collection of songs by Queen. The story of a group of rebel Bohemians struggling to find an individuality and freedom of expression resonates well with modern youngsters.

Former pupil and co-director Alex Packer says: “‘We Will Rock You’ is full of big characters and crazy concepts and the students have really embraced the show with enthusiasm and passion. I can’t wait until we get to share it with an audience at the start of July.

“As a former student at Steyning, I feel it’s extremely important to continue to nurture and encourage the vast amount of talented young artists Steyning Grammar School has. There are so many fantastic young actors, singers and dancers and the creative team’s aim is to allow their abilities to thrive in a massive musical like this one.

“I feel extremely proud to be part of a creative team - choreographer, designer, sound and lighting designers who are all former students and who return to the school every year to share their professional skills in order to encourage Steyning Grammar School’s gifted performers.

“We Will Rock You will be bursting with energy and roaring rock anthems performed by some very talented young people.”

The cast have had to work hard to conquer the lyrics and harmonies of Queen, but with consistent hard work and high expectations - they are creating an amazing sound and bringing a great vibrancy to the show.

Company member Maddie Faery says: “This will be my sixth musical and second time in ‘We Will Rock You’. Originally in 2011, I was part of the company, and this year I am playing the role of ‘Killer Queen’. It has been amazing to experience this show from a different point of view and, as always, I am excited and honoured to be part of such a professional production.

“Being part of the show this year, has given me the chance to become one of the most exciting but challenging characters I’ve had the opportunity to play - I can’t wait to perform with this company!”

Tickets for this exciting musical are now on sale - adults £10, students £6.

These are available from the school offices at both Shooting Field an Church Street or call to enquire on either 01903 814555 or 01903 814786. Tickets are also on sale at Steyning Bookshop.

Show dates: Friday July 8 at 7.30pm, Saturday July 9 at 2.30pm and 7.30pm and Sunday July 10 at 2.30pm and 7.30pm. Performed at Steyning Grammar School, Drama Hall, Shooting Field site.