A school, West Sussex
The last couple of weeks have been taken up with my children’s school show. They weren’t in it but I got ambushed at a parent’s evening by one of the staff and asked if I could help out with some equipment. This turned out to be absolutely everything. Sound, video and lighting. The school had chosen to stage We Will Rock You, an ambitious show for a school and when I finally got to speak to the drama teacher it became clear that the “schools script” required lots of visuals and half decent sound reinforcement to prevent it being kids on a bare stage trying to compete with the live band. I’ll admit that when I found out what the show was, my heart sank a little. In addition to the corny script and story, Queen to me long ago became staples of Radio 2 Drivetime request shows, to the point that I have to be desperate to listen to Simon Mayo on a Friday in case Kevin and Debbie on the M6 with their kids, on their way to Cumbria for Gran’s 97th Birthday, phone in to ask for Bohemian Rhapsody. » Continue Reading.