About the showWe Will Rock You is one of London's most successful musicals of recent years. After opening to mainly negative reviews, the show defied critics and has now been running for over 12 years at the Dominion Theatre, winning an Olivier Award for Most Popular long running musical, as voted for by the public. The musical is a jukebox based show which uses the songs of iconic pop/rock group Queen, which was headed by performer Freddie Mercury. Using over 25 of the band's biggest hits, the show literally rocks the stage of the vast Dominion Theatre, getting the audience on its feet throughout.
The musical features an original book by comedian Ben Elton. Set in a futuristic dystopia where all music has been band, two rebels fight against the conformist Ga Ga Kids and the oppressive Killer Queen to find the spirit of Rock and Roll. As they meet a band of rebels who are living underground, the group go in search of the infamous guitar that will bring them the spirit of Freddie and help them keep his music alive. Songs such as 'Radio Ga Ga', 'I Want to Break Free', 'Somebody to Love' and 'We Are the Champions' are woven together into this action packed story that is full of humour, satire and topical references that will have you on your feet and begging for more.
After 12 glorious years in the West End We Will Rock You has announced it will close on the 31st of May 2014.
Who Should See It?We Will Rock You is aimed at lovers of Queen and those who enjoy their musicals loud, brash and rocking. Children will love the story, adults will enjoy the jokes and everyone will sing along to some of the most popular songs of the past thirty years!
We Will Rock You contains some mild adult themes and is therefore suitable for ages 10 and over. Children under the age of 5 will not be admitted.
Galileo Figaro - The central character who 'Wants to Break Free' and is the reincarnation of Freddie Mercury. He is known as 'the dreamer' as he hears Queen lyrics in his head, along with other contemporary song lyrics.
Scaramouche - Galileo's love interest. A sarcastic, bad tempered girl who refuses to be one of the Ga Ga Girls. She is searching for 'Somebody to Love'.
Killer Queen - The tyrannical leader of the new world who bans all music except what everybody downloads. She fights to kill the rebels and display her supreme authority.
Brit - Short for Britney Spears. He is the leader of the rebel pack and helps Galileo in his quest, whilst rushing 'Headlong'.
Meat - Short for Meat Loaf. Brit's girlfriend and the main female Bohemian. She sings 'No One But You'.
Pop - The oldest Bohemian who sings 'These Are the Days of Our Lives'. He is trying to find the exact date that music died, and is continually captured by the secret police.
Commander Khashoggi - Killer Queen's evil sidekick who implements torture to get information out of all of the Bohemians.
2011 Laurence Olivier Award: Most Popular Musical.
268-269 Tottenham Court Road
26th Apr 2002
29th Jul 2021
31st May 2014
2 hours 45 minutes
Recommend for children 10+