We Will Rock You: the hit musical by Queen
The worldwide smash hit musical by Queen and Ben Elton, is coming to Australia from April 2016.
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With over 15 million theatregoers in 17 countries thrilled by this awe-inspiring production, We Will Rock You reflects the scale and spectacle that marked Queen’s live performances and earned the band its pinnacle position in rock history.
“There’s no escaping the irresistible pull of these songs, or the visual and aural assault on the senses that the show accompanies them with.” – Sunday Express, UK
Director Ben Elton claims he has assembled a powerhouse cast of Australian talent.
“Australian musical theatre is famous world-wide for the excellence of the artists it produces,” he said. “We Will Rock You has featured Australians in productions as far apart as Toronto, London and Berlin. Check a musical cast list on Broadway or in the West End and the chances are you’ll spot an Aussie. Brian, Roger and I know that the new all-Australian cast is second to none.”
Ben Elton fashioned this hilarious futurist comedy around more than 24 of Queen’s biggest hit songs including We Are The Champions, Radio Ga Ga, I Want To Break Free, Somebody To Love, Killer Queen, Don’t Stop Me Now, Under Pressure, Bohemian Rhapsody, Another One Bites The Dust and of course, We Will Rock You.
“A new breed of musical. It’s brilliant.” – BBC Newsnight
With Queen’s Brian May and Roger Taylor as music supervisors and “a band without parallel in the theatre” behind the cast, the audience can expect We Will Rock You to rock as fiercely as the best of Queen’s concerts.
The Australian tour of We Will Rock You begins at Sydney’s Lyric Theatre on 28 April 2016, then travels to the Lyric Theatre, QPAC, Brisbane from 10 July; then on to Melbourne’s Regent Theatre from 30 August. Perth’s Crown Theatre follows from November, then the Festival Theatre, Adelaide from January, 2017.
Guaranteed to dazzle all the senses in breathtaking style, this global theatrical masterpiece is not to be missed!
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