At the Queen Elizabeth Theatre
We Will Rock You
While WE WILL ROCK YOU is a quirky, eccentric and heartfelt story of outsiders, it is also a creative cautionary tale for the cyber age. It reflects the scale and spectacle that marked Queen’s live performances and earned the band its pinnacle position in rock history. The audience can expect WE WILL ROCK YOU to rock as fiercely as the best of Queen’s concerts.
We Will Rock You (WWRY) is an original story musical written by Ben Elton set to the songs of Queen. Welcome to the iPlanet; a distant future earth where individualism is outlawed, and the youth (called the Yuppies) have all become mindless digital clones. The musical follows two revolutionaries, Galileo (Trevor Coll) and Scaramouche (Keri Kelly), on a quest to save Rock N’ Roll in this post-apocalyptic world where there are no musical instruments and rock has died. Filled with “more musical puns than all the dad jokes in the world” (Travis Meier – MusicInMinnesota.com), WWRY is chalk full of pop culture references from every era. Pair that with energetic personalities and wild costumes to match, the musical itself is a “nonstop ear and eye candy extravaganza” (Travis Meier).
Since 2002, over 16 million theatregoers in 19 countries have been thrilled by this awe-inspiring production which is based on the songs of Queen with a book by Ben Elton (“The Young Ones,” “Blackadder, “Popcorn”). The original West End production featured music supervision from Brian May and Roger Taylor, and Elton fashioned this futuristic story 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.”
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