South Cumbria Multi-Academy Trust

The show must go on!

Talented pupils from Chetwynde School will perform the musical We Will Rock You to a sell-out audience tonight – after a two-year delay.

The pupils, who range from Year 5 to Year 11, were due to perform the hit show in March 2020 when the country went into lockdown.

Head of Performing Arts Katherine Parkinson said they had now double cast the roles on different nights to ensure the show will go on and to give more pupils the opportunity to be involved.

“In September 2021 we were finally able to start rehearsing again but in the 18 months in between cast members had finished school and left, or had changed year groups so we had to recast many parts and re-rehearse the whole show,” she said.

“Students have rehearsed twice weekly since September and 3 or 4 times per week since Christmas with myself, Head of Performing arts and drama teacher Colynne Hicks and dance assistant Ellyse Rochford.”

The leading role of Gallileo played by Year 11 student Noel Mallon and Scaramouche is played by Year 10 student Phoebe Lever.

Senior students have taken the main roles with primary children performing as the chorus.

The school will also perform for other schools on the last day, including Vickerstown and Ormsgill who are due to join the SCMAT in September.


South Cumbria Multi-Academy Trust
South Cumbria Multi-Academy Trust
South Cumbria Multi-Academy Trust
c/o Chetwynde School Croslands
Rating Lane, Barrow-in-Furness
Cumbria LA13 0NY

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Tel: 01229 824 210
South Cumbria Multi-Academy Trust