Hutton Grammar School does rock

The walls of Hutton Grammar School were resounding to the throng of heavy metal when pupils staged a musical extravaganza with a difference.

By Sonja Astbury
Thursday, 4th April 2019, 12:09 pm
Updated Thursday, 4th April 2019, 1:14 pm
Hutton Grammar does rock
Hutton Grammar does rock

Pupils from Years 11 to 13 spent months rehearsing and perfecting their version of We Will Rock You.

Based on the worldwide hit show, the school’s version is intended to give young people a chance to develop and stage their own take on the show.

And that they most certainly did.

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Hutton Grammar School students rocked their latest musical production

The Hutton production was hailed a show stopping success, encompassing musical and acting talent from across the spectrum.

The teaching staff played key roles with the artistic directors being Katy Collinson and Leanne Bache, the musical director was Jack Pemberton and the stage manager was Kath Townsend.

Besides taking over the stage and front of house pupils took on back stage roles and provided musical accompaniment.

Jack Cross starred as the iconic Freddie Mecury, while Galileo Figaro was played by Connor Banks, and Holly Weston took on the guise of Scaramouche.

Jack Cross as the legend that is Freddie Mercury

Marco Blackledge was transforemd into Britney Spears. Meat Loaf was portrayed by Abi Cooper, Marin Forsythe was Pop, with Fiona Caudrelier and Jack Burrow in the guise of Commander Khashoggi.

Hutton Grammar School production of We Will Rock You Holly Weston as Scaramouche