NEARLY a hundred secondary school students are preparing to rock audiences with their upcoming musical production which pays tribute to a legendary rock band.

Students at Argoed High School in Mold will begin their ‘We Will Rock You’ show on Monday with a show taking place each evening until a final performance on Thursday.

The production, which is based on songs from the classic quartet of artists who together formed Queen, will feature a cast and backstage crew of over 70 pupils in every age group from Year 7 to Year 11.

Argoed High School’s head of expressive arts, Stephanie Pritchard, said: "It is an absolute delight to work with such a lovely and talented cast.

“We are blessed at Argoed to have such enthusiastic and hardworking pupils."

Student, Jack Marsh, who plays the lead role as Galileo said: "As a keen musical enthusiast, I always love performing, and the role of Galileo is definitely one of my dream roles. I can't wait until show week!"

The school’s head girl, Lois Wilkie, who is the show’s leading lady playing Scaramouche, added: "I have been brought up listening to Queen songs at home, so getting to perform in a musical filled with them for my last show in Argoed is so exciting."

In their original futuristic creation, live music has been banned by Killer Queen (played by Ruby Cameron and Laura Green) and all music is manufactured on computers.

But Galileo (Jack Marsh) and Scaramouche (Lois Wilkie) undergo a quest to try and bring back rock 'n' roll while also trying to defeat Killer Queen.

The production will feature numbers including 'Another One Bites the Dust', 'Radio GaGa', and ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ making it certain to be a night for everyone to enjoy.

Students have been working on the production since May 2019 and are currently carrying out their final rehearsals ahead of the opening show at 6.30pm on Monday (February 10).

Performances will be on throughout the week until the final show takes place on Thursday.

Anybody who wishes to buy tickets, which cost £8.50, can pick them up from the school’s reception or call the office on 01352 756414.