He will rock you! Sean takes to the West End after Queen musical

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TALENTED teenager Sean Ridley has seen his dreams come true after appearing in the West End musical We Will Rock You.

Sean won a national competition after he recorded a video of himself singing the song We Will Rock You.

SHOWTIME Sean Ridley won the chance to appear in the stage show We Will Rock You at the Dominion Theatre in London

SHOWTIME Sean Ridley won the chance to appear in the stage show We Will Rock You at the Dominion Theatre in London

Sean, 19, from Laburnam Road in Fareham, got the most votes online and was crowned the winner of the competition.

He appeared on stage at the Dominion Theatre in London last weekend during the encore, when the cast performed Queen’s top hit Bohemian Rhapsody.

‘I couldn’t believe it,’ he said.

‘It was just incredible. I was buzzing for the rest of the day when I found out.

The cast of We Will Rock You on stage

The cast of We Will Rock You on stage

‘It was an incredible feeling to win something that means I could do what I love doing which is making short videos – but this was something I love doing even more which is going on stage.

‘It was just a dream come true. I was in the encore dressed up as one of the bohemians. I was stood in between two of the main characters.

‘It was really bizarre. I just thought how the hell did I get here? It was just really weird.’

Sean is a big fan of the Queen-inspired musical, having seen it in London four times already.

We Will Rock You premiered in London in 2002 and has since been performed in Ireland, Australia, Canada, Russia, Spain, and Hong Kong, amongst others.

It is also set to appear at The Mayflower in Southampton next month.

‘It was weird to be stood there on the stage,’ added Sean.

‘Usually I’m up there in the circle seats because it’s the only place I can afford to be.’

Sean studies film and TV production at South Downs College but is also involved in theatre in his spare time.

He dreams of one day appearing in a West End show.

‘I do a lot of productions in the area,’ he said.

‘That’s where I want to go. I want to go to drama school and see how far I can get.

‘It was really weird to get that experience of going on a West End stage.

‘It has spurred me on and I want to do it even more now.’