THE very best of talent at St Mary’s Menston was on show when students brought the musical We Will Rock You to the school stage.

This year’s production was declared a huge success, with sell-out performances over three nights.

The cast ranged from Year 7 to Year 13 students, who have rehearsed for months under the guidance of a talented production team.

Musical director, Brad Dobson, and director, Emma Exworthy, both made their debuts.

Set in the year 2050, We Will Rock You is based on the songs of Queen.

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 does the same. Musical instruments and composers are forbidden and rock music is all but unknown.

Year 11 student, Jacob Hargreaves, played Galileo, with Mary Morris and Caragh Casserly both outstanding as Scaramouche, on alternate performances.

Other notable performances were from Alex Fairfield as Killer Queen and Sylvia Cullen as Khashoggi.

Backed up by a chorus of singers, a team of dancers, and a band made up of staff and students, the production made outstanding viewing.

Emma Exworthy said: “The cast range from Year 7 up to Year 13 for this production yet it is difficult to believe that they are still at school. Their talent and professionalism is really astounding.”

St Mary’s headteacher, Darren Beardsley, said: “I would like to thank all staff and students who worked tirelessly to make the production such a huge success.”