Queen's We Will Rock You musical logo, bright orange type on black

We Will Rock You School Edition

Full-length
School Edition
3F, 3M, 1GN, Ensemble
High Schools

Overview

WE WILL ROCK YOU School Edition has been adapted from the original Broadway Production. The School Edition has been carefully edited, with additional director’s notes throughout, to make the show more producible for high school groups. In some cases problematic language has been changed, while in others an alternate choice is offered at the discretion of the director.

Featuring more than 20 hit Queen songs including “Another One Bites the Dust,” “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “Killer Queen,” “We Will Rock You,” “Somebody To Love,” “We Are the Champions,” and many more, WE WILL ROCK YOU follows two young rebels as they try to restore rock ‘n’ roll to “the iPlanet” in a post-apocalyptic world. WE WILL ROCK YOU is a musical for our time: a fist-pumping, foot-stomping anthem to individuality!

Casting & Production

Casting

3 female, 3 male and 1 gender flexible featured roles

Large ensemble with featured solos and lines

GALILEO (Male) A misfit who keeps hearing strange voices and songs in his head which deliver messages he can’t understand. Galileo won’t dress like a Ga Ga kid and has been caught trying to make music. He is confused and unaware that he is the one the Bohemians have been waiting for, who will lead them to the place where the last remaining live instruments have lain hidden for hundreds of years.

SCARAMOUCHE (Female) Another misfit who also gets into trouble with the Secret Police, Scaramouche meets Galileo in hospital and they run away together. Her sharp wit keeps Galileo on his toes and gradually they fall for each other.

KILLER QUEEN (Female) Killer Queen is a ruthless businesswoman and is in charge of Global Soft, the worldwide corporation which is responsible for the suppression of all live music. She’s power crazy and tough, as well as beautiful.

KHASHOGGI (Male) He works for Killer Queen, getting rid of any original or creative musical thoughts and going after the Bohemians. His victims are sent to the Seven Seas of Rhye.

SECRET POLICE (Male and/or Female) These semi-automated characters carry out the bidding of the Killer Queen and Khashoggi.

GA GA KIDS/TEEN QUEENS (Male and Female) Living in a world of consumerism and downloadable music, the Ga Ga kids don’t notice their own soulless-ness.

BUDDY (Male) Buddy is an old librarian and a hippy who has studied the sacred musical texts to the extent that even the Seven Seas of Rhye cannot entirely erase them from his mind. He’s a comic character who acts as a foil to Galileo and Scaramouche towards the end of the play.

THE BOHEMIANS (Male and Female) A group of rebels, determined to fight against Global Soft and its downloadable music. Their base is Tottenham Court Road Tube station, and they have taken the names of musical heroes from the past, such as Paul McCartney, Cliff Richard, and Britney.

BRIT (Male) and OZ (Female) Two of the Bohemians who are intent on discovering the secrets of live music, and who believe that someone will come who will show the Bohemians the way. When they find Scaramouche and Galileo they are unsure at first, but are eventually persuaded that Galileo really does have strange musical lyrics in his head over which he has no control. When the Secret Police attack the Bohemian hide out, Brit is killed and Oz is captured along with the other Bohemians.

SUPER YUPPIES (Male and Female)

TEACHER (Female)

DOCTORS (Male and Female)

Orchestral Information

8 Musicians

Piano-Conductor

Keyboard 2

Keyboard 3

Bass

Guitar 1

Guitar 2

Drums

Percussion

* Accompaniment CD included also, which may be used for rehearsal and/or performance.

Credits

WE WILL ROCK YOU
School Edition
Music and Lyrics by Queen

Story and Script by Ben Elton

Upcoming Productions

Apr 05Jun 26, 2024
Lasswade High School
Midlothian, Scotland, UK
Apr 22Jul 09, 2024
Balshaw's High School
Leyland, Lancashire, UK
Apr 30Jul 17, 2024
Co-op Academy Failsworth
Failsworth, Manchester, UK

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