We Will Rock You Tickets

London Coliseum, London
2 June 2023 - 27 August 2023

London’s longest-running rock musical, We Will Rock You is the smash-hit show featuring the songs of legendary band Queen.

With standing ovations every night, the phenomenal musical We Will Rock You returns to London in Summer 2023 to the London Coliseum for a strictly limited 12 week season, starring Brenda Edwards as Killer Queen, and Lee Mead as Khashoggi.

Legendary band Queen, fronted by the dynamic Freddie Mercury before his death in 1991, have been making music together since the 70’s and have joined forces with writer Ben Elton to bring their unique sound to the West End in this incredible show.

This mega-musical, seen by over 20 million people worldwide, includes 24 of Queen’s classic hits, includingThe show includes a riotous selection of Queen’s greatest huts 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 “We Will Rock You”.

We Will Rock You is playing the London Coliseum from 2 June 2023 to 27 August 2023.

What's the story of We Will Rock You?

Set in the future, on a place once called Earth, globalisation is complete: everyone watches the same movies, wears the same clothes, and thinks the same thoughts. A safe, happy Ga Ga world.

The Company Computers generate the music and the kids download it. All musical instruments are banned. But resistance is growing.

A hero is needed.

Is the one who calls himself Galileo that man, and can he help them Break Free…?

Who is in the cast of We Will Rock You?

Brenda Edwards stars as Killer Queen in the show, a role she has already successfully played in London and on tour

Lee Mead (Holby City), the winner of Any Dream Will Do, plays Khashoggi

Ian McIntosh (The Commitments) plays Galileo Figaro

Elena Skye (Kinky Boots, Les Miserables) plays Scaramouche

Further casting is to be announced.

Who are the creative team of We Will Rock You?


Director & Book

Set Designers

Supervising Musical Director & Orchestrator

Costume and Wig Designer

Lighting Designer

Video Producers

Sound Designer


Casting Director

Additional Choreography & Original Adaption

Reviews of We Will Rock You

“The sheer power of the best Queen numbers strikes hard” Financial Times
“Spectacular” Daily Express
“There was wild applause at the climax of the show…and it only got louder” Daily Telegraph
“One of the best shows I’ve seen in yonks. 
An evening of sheer entertainment and enjoyment” Daily Mirror
“Magnifico!” The Sun

Show Information

Performance dates
2 June 2023 - 27 August 2023
Age restrictions
All ages
Running time
2 hours 20 minutes (including interval)
Performance days
Evenings: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Matinees: Thursday, Saturday, Sunday

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Please note: Strobe lighting is used in the performance. 

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Venue Information

London Coliseum, St. Martin's Lane, London, WC2N 4ES
Nearest Tube or Train: Leicester Square (Northern line, Piccadilly line), Charing Cross (Northern line, Bakerloo line), Embankment (Northern line, Bakerloo line, District line, Circle line)
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Lee Mead, Brenda Edwards, Ian McIntosh, Elena Skye cast in We Will Rock You at the London Coliseum
Queen musical We Will Rock You has announced principle casting ahead of its summer 2023 run in the West End. Brenda Edwards is set to star as Killer Queen in the show, a role she has already successfully played in London and on tour; and Any Dream Will Do winner Lee Mead (Holby City) will play Khashoggi. Joining them will be Ian McIntosh (The Commitments) as Galileo Figaro, and Elena Skye (Kinky Boots, Les Miserables) as Scaramouche. This brand new production of We Will Rock You, which has a book by Ben Elton and features the music of Queen, will play the London Coliseum this summer, from 2 June to 27 August 2023. Brenda Edwards and Lee Mead, behind-the-scenes at the We Will Rock You photoshoot The show first premiered 20 years ago at the Dominion Theatre in May 2002 and was an immediate hit, running for over 12 years until May 2014. We Will Rock You features over 24 of Queen's greatest hits 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 "We Will Rock You". Director and writer of the show Ben Elton said in a press statement: "I'm thrilled that the wildly talented Brenda Edwards and Lee Mead are starring in We Will Rock You. They're guaranteed to blow your mind and after that they'll blow the roof off!" Brenda Edwards said: "I'm delighted to be stepping back into the shoes of the legendary Killer Queen and this time at the iconic London Coliseum! I can't wait to work with Ben again, the hugely talented Lee Mead and the rest of the amazing company." Lee Mead said: "I'm so excited to be joining the cast of We Will Rock and can't wait to bring Queen's legendary songs back to the London stage. We start rehearsing in April – bring it on!" Further casting and creatives to be announced. Book We Will Rock You tickets at the London Coliseum
Kerry Ellis to release new album Kings & Queens
West End and Broadway star Kerry Ellis has recorded a new album Kings & Queens which will be released on 12 May 2023. Kings & Queens, her fourth studio album, is comprised of 12 tracks, including mainly original songs, along with a handful of hand-picked covers, Kings & Queens sees Ellis fuse her signature musical theatre style with a contemporary country rock theme. Recorded in LA and London, and produced by the award-winning Mike Stevens (Annie Lennox, ELO, James Morrison, Take That), the album sees Kerry collaborate with some of music’s biggest names, including esteemed singer-songwriters Newton Faulkner and Jamie Lawson, as well as legendary Queen guitarist and personal friend Sir Brian May. Opening the album is title track "Kings & Queens", a rousing anthemic rock track, combining Kerry’s powerful vocals with a striking melody. Both a tribute to the impending coronation of Charles III and her friendship with Sir Brian May, the song highlights Kerry’s impressive range and formidable vocal ability, cementing her status as a genre-bending and innovative entertainer. Written by renowned songwriter Charlie Turner especially for Kerry, "Battlefield" is a heart-rending ballad, evoking a poignant message about the world we live in today. Featuring Sir Brian May on guitar, the song is the latest in a long string of collaborations between Kerry and Brian, with May producing her debut album Anthems in 2010. "Mean The World" To Me was written by Kerry along with icon of British pop Ben Adams, and was inspired by the musical A Star Is Born. A duet with global hitmaker Newton Faulkner, his vocals blend with Kerry’s in perfect harmony, providing the track with elements of Americana while retaining the contemporary theme of the record. Further original songs include "I Will Find You", written by Jamie Lawson; lively country-americana numbers "Big Wide World" and "Lemonade"; as well as emotion-charged tracks "The Only One", "My All" and "Home Again". Kings & Queens also includes a selection of stunning cover tracks, including "Fire & Rain" by James Taylor, and seldom re-recorded Tina Turner track "Be Tender With Me Baby", both of which Kerry has reinvented in her own distinct style. Continuing the American Country theme of the album, the record also features reimagined version of Carrie Underwood’s "Love Wins", adding a flare of positivity and light to the album. Kerry said, "I have loved every second of creating this new album. Working with Mike Stevens was a dream, he edged me into a new direction which I’ve thoroughly enjoyed. Each song has its own special identity and quality. The Westway team have been brilliant and so supportive and I can’t wait to perform these songs live and for everyone to hear this album – I am incredibly proud of it!” Director of A&R at Westway Music, Rhydian Roberts, commented “Working with Kerry on this album has been nothing but a complete an utter privilege and a joy. Her talent and professionalism has made the process seamless. It’s been thoroughly enjoyable finding songs for her during the making of the album and, we’ve had the pleasure of working with the industry's best songwriters, producers and musicians in the process. Having a rock legend in Brian May contribute the album speaks volumes of the calibre of Kerry as an artist and the quality and calibre of the new material included on this album. In Kings & Queens, I really think we’ve found Kerry’s true voice and created a stand out original album which will also take her live show to new heights. I really hope she gets the international recognition that she so justly deserves on release of this album”. Kerry will perform the tracks from her new album at the Salford The Lowry (14 May), Birmingham Town Hall (15 May) and the stunning London Adelphi(16 May 2023). Hailed as the West End’s favourite leading lady, Kerry was catapulted to fame in 2002 when she landed the role of Meat in the original London cast of We Will Rock You. She has gone onto star in a range of acclaimed productions on both Westend and Broadway, including Les Misérables, Wicked, Oliver! and Cats. Most recently, Kerry starred as Reno Sweeney in the UK and Ireland tour and Barbican Theatre residency of hit musical Anything Goes alongside Denis Lawson. Kings & Queens is out on 12 May 2023, and available to pre-order. TRACK LISTING Kings & QueensBe Tender With Me BabyBattlefieldI Will Find YouMean The World To MeBig Wide WorldThe Only OneFire & RainLemonadeMy AllLove WinsHome Again
Video: We Will Rock You new world tour trailer
Queen musical We Will Rock You has dropped a new trailer for the launch of its world tour, which is about to open in Singapore. This is a brand new production of the show, which is one of the West End's longest running musicals ever, with a book by Ben Elton and musical by Queen. We Will Rock You features over 24 of Queen's greatest hits 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 "We Will Rock You". The cast includes Nicolette Fernandes (Scaramouche), Stuart Brown (Galileo), Londiwe Dhlomo (Killer Queen), Craig Urbani (Khashoggi), Tiaan Rautenbach (Buddy), Richard Gau (Brit), and Danelle Cronje (Oz), joined by ensemble members Kenneth Meyer, Allen Chambers, Siya Makakane, Nadine Grobbelaar, Ashleigh Butcher, Robyn Ivey, Tannah Levick, Tania Mteto, Adrienne Theron, Claire Boswell, Nathan Muller, Zolani Treasure Star Shangase, Tshepo Ncokoane, Michael Fullard, Thami Njoko, Sibusiso Mxosana, Kent Jeycocke, Dirk Joubert, Alexandra Girad, and Hannah Marshall. The creative team is comprised of: Director & Choreographer Nick Winston, Set Designer Tom Rogers, Costume Designer Sarah Mercade, Lighting Designer Ben Cracknell, Sound Designer Ben Harrison, Video Designer Douglas O Connell, Musical Supervisor Mark Crossland, Musical Director Kevin Kraak, Associate Director & Choreographer Ryan Lee Seager, Assistant choreographer Libby Watts, Resident Director Darren Greeff and Costume Supervisor Megan Rarit. We Will Rock You will also return to London's West End this year in a different production produced by Phil McIntyre Live Ltd, Queen Theatrical Productions and Tribeca Theatrical Productions, playing the London Coliseum from 2 June to 27 August 2023. Casting and creative team for the London show is to be announced. Book We Will Rock You tickets at the London Coliseum Video: We Will Rock You trailer
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We Will Rock You to play the London Coliseum in Summer 2023
Queen musical We Will Rock You, one of the West End's longest running musicals ever, is coming back to town! We Will Rock You will play the London Coliseum this summer, from 2 June to 27 August 2023. The brand new production, which toured the UK until September 2022, has a book by Ben Elton and features the music of Queen. The show first premiered 20 years ago at the Dominion Theatre in May 2002 and was an immediate hit, running for over 12 years until May 2014. We Will Rock You features over 24 of Queen's greatest hits 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 "We Will Rock You". Brian May said in a press statement: “I’m thrilled we finally have this opportunity to put We Will Rock You back on stage in London, where it was born. The show’s original message of the fight to re-establish individuality in a dystopian corporate world is even more relevant now than when we began.  It will be a completely new production that will burst on to the prestigious London Coliseum stage – but the story, the humour, and of course the Queen music, will hit you harder than ever.  We WILL Rock You – again!!”  Ben Elton said: “I hope somebody's squared this with English Heritage because the fabulous London Coliseum is a Grade II listed theatre and We Will Rock You is gonna blow the roof off.” Casting and creative team for the show is to be announced. Book We Will Rock You tickets at the London Coliseum
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We Will Rock You gets new production and UK tour, directed by Ben Elton
One of the West End's longest-running musicals, We Will Rock You, will get a brand new production next year, directed by Ben Elton. Featuring the music of Queen and written by Ben Elton, their smash hit musical will embark on a major UK tour to celebrate its 20th anniversary. The tour will start in Portsmouth at the Kings Theatre on 7 February 2022 before playing 27 venues around the UK and culminating with a residency at Manchester's Palace Theatre on 5 September. The show first premiered 20 years ago at the Dominion Theatre in May 2002 and was an immediate hit, running for over 12 years until May 2014. Ben Elton said in a press statement that: "I can hardly believe it's been 20 years since We Will Rock You premiered in London. Or that much of what we thought was science fiction in the script back then has turned into science fact! I guess Queen were always ahead of the game! I've directed this show all over the world and I can't wait to bring it home to the UK with a brand new production and a fabulous cast of young Bohemians, most of whom were rocking in their cradles when this adventure first began." We Will Rock You features over 24 of Queen's greatest hits, which has been watched by over 16 million people in 19 countries, will once again rock theatres across the UK from February next year. After opening in Portsmouth, the tour will play York, Cornwall, Bournemouth, Stoke-On-Trent, Liverpool, Northampton, Milton Keynes, Cardiff, Bristol, Reading, Aylesbury, Ipswich, Torquay, Wolverhampton, Wimbledon, Stockton, Peterborough, Norwich, Bromley, Birmingham, Southend, Canterbury, Southampton, Newcastle, Sheffield and Manchester. The cast features Ian McIntosh play Galileo, Elena Skye as Scaramouche, Jenny O'Leary as Killer Queen and Adam Strong as Khashoggi. Together with Michael McKell as Buddy, Martina Ciabatti Mennell as Oz, David Michael Johnson as Brit, and an Ensemble including Laura Bird, Kate Leiper, Joanne Harper, Anna Davey, Edward Leigh, Spin, Karen Walker, David Muscat, Damien Walsh, Laura Ava-Scott, Victoria Collins, Joseph Connor, Louis Clarke-Clare and Jacob Fearey. The show includes a riotous selection of Queen's greatest huts 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 "We Will Rock You". Book We Will Rock You tickets at the London Coliseum We Will Rock You - UK Tour Dates 07/02/2022 - 12/02/2022 Portsmouth: Kings Theatre 14/02/2022 - 19/02/2022 York: Grand Opera House 21/02/2022 - 27/02/2022 Cornwall: Hall for Cornwall 28/02/2022 - 05/03/2022 Bournemouth: Pavilion Theatre 07/03/2022 - 12/03/2022 Stoke: Regent Theatre 14/03/2022 - 19/03/2022 Liverpool: Empire Theatre 21/03/2022 - 26/03/2022 Northampton: Royal & Derngate 28/03/2022 - 02/04/2022 Milton Keynes: Milton Keynes Theatre 04/04/2022 - 16/04/2022 Cardiff: Millennium Centre 18/04/2022 - 23/04/2022 Bristol: Hippodrome 25/04/2022 - 30/04/2022 Reading: Hexagon 02/05/2022 - 07/05/2022 Aylesbury: Waterside Theatre 09/05/2022 - 14/05/2022 Ipswich: Regent Theatre 16/05/2022 - 21/05/2022 Torquay: Princess Theatre 23/05/2022 - 28/05/2022 Wolverhampton: Grand Theatre 30/05/2022 - 04/06/2022 Wimbledon: New Wimbledon Theatre 06/06/2022 - 11/06/2022 Stockton: Globe Theatre 13/06/2022 - 18/06/2022 Peterborough: New Theatre 20/06/2022 - 25/06/2022 Norwich: Theatre Royal 27/06/2022 - 02/07/2022 Bromley: Churchill Theatre 04/07/2022 - 30/07/2022 Birmingham: Hippodrome 01/08/2022 - 06/08/2022 Southend: Cliffs Pavilion 08/08/2022 - 13/08/2022 Canterbury: Marlowe Theatre 15/08/2022 - 20/08/2022 Southampton: Mayflower Theatre 22/08/2022 - 27/08/2022 Newcastle: Theatre Royal 29/08/2022 - 03/09/2022 Sheffield: City Hall 05/09/2022 - 10/09/2022 Manchester: Palace Theatre 02/06/2023 - 27/08/2023 London Coliseum, London
We Will Rock You to close at Dominion Theatre
The Queen musical We Will Rock You is to end its run at the Dominion Theatre in London. [caption id="" align="alignright" width="240"] Brenda Edwards in We Will Rock You[/caption] Written by Ben Elton with songs by Queen, the show will end on 31 May 2014 after 4,600 performances at the Dominion Theatre. The rock musical has played for 12 years in the West End, and is the longest-running rock musical in London theatre history and the longest runner at the Dominion Theatre by nine years. The show opened 14 May 2002 and has become the 10th longest running West End musical ever. The co-creators of the show, Ben Elton, Brian May and Roger Taylor, issued a joint statement saying: "We want to thank every one of the many hundreds of incredible musical theatre artists, musicians and crew with whom we’ve had the privilege of working at the Dominion since 2002. And of course the incredible audiences who have rewarded them with over four and a half thousand standing ovations.” The show has rocked over 6 and a half million people in its 12 years in London and been performed in 28 countries worldwide to over 16 million people. General Manager of the Dominion Theatre, David Pearson, said: “It has been a privilege to have hosted We Will Rock You for the past 12 years. To have the show rocking the Dominion and seeing a standing ovation night after night has been quite amazing. We wish the show every success for the future, as we now prepare to accelerate our restoration and refurbishment programme ready to welcome an exciting new production in 2015.” The cast of We Will Rock You on opening night in 2002 BOOK SPECIAL OFFER: Book tickets to We Will Rock You at the Dominion Theatre DATA The West End's longest-running shows 1. Les Misérables 2. The Phantom of the Opera 3. Blood Brothers 4. Cats 5. Starlight Express 6. Chicago 7. Mamma Mia! 8. Disney’s The Lion King 9. Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story 10. We Will Rock You 11. Miss Saigon 12. Billy Elliot The Musical 13. Jesus Christ Superstar 14. Me and My Girl 15. Wicked 16. Evita 17. Oliver! 18. Grease! 19. The Sound Of Music 20. My Fair Lady Source: Society of London Theatre OPENING NIGHT OF WE WILL ROCK YOU LONDON We Will Rock you opened at the Dominion Theatre on 14 May 2002. It's fair to say that the critics were not kind to the show - with pretty much everyone but Dominic Mohan in the Sun damning it. Reviews round-up by The Telegraph (16 May 2002) "It's a pathetic, adolescent piece of work . . . What's startling here, beyond the cliche-ridden dialogue and the embarrassing, feebleness of Elton's jokes, is the sheer incompetence of the staging . . . the sheer laziness of Elton's script is downright insulting." Charles Spencer, The Daily Telegraph "PANTOMIME has arrived a little early in the West End in the shape of this shallow, stupid and totally vacuous new musical . . . As an excuse for a musical, this is a disastrous runner-up to Mamma Mia!" Michael Coveney, Daily Mail "FREDDIE would have bunked off halfway through to the Adelphi theatre, where the 40-year-old Chicago manages twice the balls and wit." Caitlin Moran, The Times "THE show is so awful, it's almost entertaining . . . Elton's unfunny dialogue and song cues rapidly mash you into a cow-like trance. Hardcore fans at the front rocked to it. The rest of you will need ear muffs and a good book." Robert Gore-Langton, the Daily Express "BEN Elton, the brains behind the book, claims to be a rock fan, but he has done Queen a disservice with such a trite and tacky storyline." Fiona Sturges, The Independent "THE much-trumpeted Queen musical has arrived, and it would be hard to imagine a less appropriate vehicle for the band's music . . . You will find nothing bohemian, and precious little that's rhapsodic here." Brian Logan, The Guardian "BEN Elton should be shot for his risible story. Best moment of the evening was the fabulous rendition of It's a Kind of Magic by Clarke and Hanson . . . But as for most of the rest: it was a kind of tragic." Kevin O'Sullivan, Mirror "Queen's musical is kind of magic . . . what an evening - magnifico." Dominic Mohan, the Sun Source: Telegraph Photos of the First Night http://storify.com/westendtheatre/we-will-rock-you-photos-opening-night-14-may-2002  
Alex Gaumond Joins We Will Rock You
OMG! Alex Gaumond to star in We Will Rock You. And Mazz Murray returns to say farewell to Killer Queen role. Nominated as Best Actor in a Musical in both the Oliver Awards and Whatsonstage.com Awards for his performance as Emmett in the original London cast of Legally Blonde, actor, singer Alex Gaumond is to take over the leading role of Galileo in the Queen & Ben Elton hit West End musical, We Will Rock You. The announcement was made today by show producers Phil McIntyre Entertainment, Tribeca and Queen Theatrical Productions. Gaumond begins rehearsals with the WWRY cast August 1st to take on the role of Galileo full time at London’s Dominion from August 8th. Playing Legally Blonde’s shy and charming fellow law student Emmett opposite first Sheridan Smith and then Susan McFadden in the role of Elle, Gaumond proved hugely popular with audiences as well as receiving his two Best Actor nominations. Gaumond ended his eighteen month stay with the production June 18th. Joining We Will Rock You, Gaumond takes over from WWRY’s current Galileo, Ricardo Afonso, who moves to join the cast of the stage version of Irving Berlin’s Top Hat, due to open in August. Trading those unflattering Harvard corduroys for jeans and t’s, Gaumond is set to enter the leather clad, guitar-thrashing futurist world of Queen and Ben Elton in which originality and individualism are outlawed and only one man, Galileo, can fulfil a prophecy that will bring about the overthrow of the mighty Killer Queen and enable the return of rock 'n roll. It is a return to familiar territory for Gaumond - the dystopian world of Ga Ga girls, Bohemian rebels and Marks & Spencer smoothies; the Canadian actor/singer/songwriter, resident and working in the UK since 2002, gained his first major leading role when he was cast as Galileo in the 2009 UK touring production of We Will Rock You. Gaumond triumphed in the show for seven months before joining Legally Blonde. Gaumond is presently contracted to play Galileo in the WWRY London Dominion production until end of January 2012. The show’s co-creator Brian May welcomed Gaumond saying: “Alex is a superb actor, and his interpretation of Galileo on tour in the UK was a huge hit with audiences. We look forward to a new triumph in the Dominion, in WWRY’s 10th year.” We Will Rock You’s producers today also announced that actress/singer Mazz Murray, the show’s longest serving Killer Queen until her departure on maternity leave last year, is to make a return to the show for a special two week farewell season. Mazz who played Killer Queen between May 2004 – June 2010, will return to say goodbye to her nemesis role August 8 -20, nicely coinciding with Alex Gaumond’s opening in the show. We Will Rock You’s current Killer Queen, Brenda Edwards, is on break during this period, returning to the show immediately after. We Will Rock You is into the start of its tenth year at the Dominion Theatre where it holds the record for longest-ever running show. The touring production continues to break box office records throughout the UK. September 5 will see a special performance of We Will Rock You at the Dominion to mark the 65th birthday of former Queen front man Freddie Mercury whose statue towers above the theatre entrance. Proceeds of this special performance will be directed through the Freddie For A Day campaign to The Mercury Phoenix Trust, the charity set up in Freddie’s name to fight HIV AIDS worldwide. See: www.freddieforaday.com We Will Rock You is presented by Phil McIntyre Entertainment, Queen Theatrical Productions and Tribeca Theatrical Productions. Book and direction by Ben Elton. Music supervisors Brian May and Roger Taylor. Release issued by PR Contact LINKS Book tickets to We Will Rock You at the Dominion Theatre in London
We Will Rock You Celebrates 9th Anniversary: Storms Towards A Decade In The West End
Special (Belated) Celebration Performance Tuesday May 31. Victorious at the recent Olivier Awards, taking the vote for the nation’s most popular musical - the BBC Radio2 Audience award – Queen and Ben Elton’s We Will Rock You this weekend reaches the ninth anniversary of its West End opening. The show opened at The Dominion on May 14, 2002, and has continued to pack houses since. Its triumph at the Oliviers saw the show beating a shortlist including Billy Elliot, Jersey Boys and Les Miserables in the only category decided entirely by members of the public. But celebrations marking the show’s move into its decade year are having to be delayed two weeks – while show co-creator Brian May completes his Anthems tour of the United Kingdom with singer Kerry Ellis. Ellis created a starring role in the original cast of We Will Rock You, nine years ago, and May has worked with her since then, producing and writing her debut Anthems album. Instead, May will roll into town Monday May 31 to join fellow Queen band member Roger Taylor on stage at the Dominion for a belated ninth anniversary celebration. Already warmed up from his tour, May is promising to tune up for a special guest appearance on stage that night. May and Taylor and co-creator Ben Elton have further reason to celebrate. Not only is the re-release of “Keep Yourself Alive” currently sitting at number one in the physical music charts, but the recent Theatreland records listing of the top ten longest running West End shows (published by officiallondontheatre.co.uk ) places We Will Rock You at No.9. In a list which is headed by The Mousetrap (58 years), Les Miserables (25 years) and Phantom of the Opera (24 years), We Will Rock You is the only show from the year in which it opened which continues to run in the West End – and in the same theatre that it was born. Entering its tenth year this weekend, May 14, We Will Rock You is presently booking through to October 22. The current Dominion cast of We Will Rock You includes former Coronation Street star Kevin Kennedy in the role of Pop, X Factor finalist Brenda Edwards as the Killer Queen and Ricardo Afonso and Sarah French in the roles of the rock rebels set to change the world, Galileo and Scaramouche. In addition to various productions on foreign soil, a further British production of the show is now in its second record-breaking year touring the UK. WWRY is a Phil McIntyre, Tribeca Theatrical Productions and Queen Theatrical Productions presentation. Book and direction by Ben Elton. Music by Queen. Music Supervision by Brian May and Roger Taylor. Dominion Theatre, Tottenham Court Road, London, W.1. Presently booking until October 22, 2011. Release issued by: Phil Symes PR LINKS More news on We Will Rock You

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