Students at Benjamin Britten High School are ready to rock

Benjamin Britten High School production of We Will Rock You

Benjamin Britten High School production of We Will Rock You - Credit: Archant

A Lowestoft high school is preparing to bring a classic musical to life with performances this week.

More than 60 students will be taking to the stage at Benjamin Britten High School (BBHS) for three performances of its end-of-year show, We Will Rock You.

It is being billed as 'an all-singing, all-dancing performance of one of the most famous musicals of all time', which was originally written by Ben Elton and based on songs by the band Queen.

And with the curtain going up tomorrow night, the school is preparing for what it describes as 'one of the highlights of 2015'.

The cast includes 65 students from across all the year groups, who auditioned for their roles.

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The production also features a 15-piece band, as well as student choreographers, a technical and backstage crew, led by Lee Chapman, and students who are involved in costume and make-up design.

A school spokesman said: 'All members of the community are welcome to show their support for the hard work and energy shown by the students and staff.'

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Full dress rehearsals began recently, and performances at the school on Blyford Road take place tomorrow (Tuesday), Wednesday and Thursday evenings (July 14, 15 and 16).

Tickets are currently on sale from the school office, costing £6 each.

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Preparations and rehearsals have been taking place for the last 10 weeks.

Corinne Breen, the school's head of expressive arts, said staff and students have worked tirelessly to bring this rock classic to life.

Miss Breen said: 'The commitment shown by the staff and students has once again been amazing. We have such talented students here at Benjamin Britten High School and we feel privileged to work alongside them and showcase their talents to the community.'

'As in previous years, a professional set has also been hired for the occasion which includes flame throwers, glitter and smoke cannons. This performance promises to be truly spectacular.'

After the great success of previous productions at Benjamin Britten High School, such as Grease and The Pirates of Atlantis, Miss Breen said: 'These productions provide a cornerstone of the academic year and are highly regarded by staff and students alike. Students also have the opportunity to participate in the annual Christmas Extravaganza.'

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