Queen and Ben Elton‘s hit musical We Will Rock You will embark on an extensive world tour in 2020.
Olivier Award nominee Nick Winston (Annie, Loserville, Waiting for Godot) will choreograph and direct the new production which will open in Cape Town, South Africa on 29 August 2020.
We Will Rock You will feature set design by Tom Rogers, costume design by Hayley Grindle, lighting by Ben Cracknell and sound by Ben Harrison.
The show is produced by leading touring theatre company Selladoor Worldwide in conjunction with Lunchbox Theatrical Productions, Gavin Kalin Productions and Showtime Management SA.
David Hutchinson, CEO of Selladoor Worldwide said: “We are delighted to be producing an original production of We Will Rock You that will span across four continents, and bring together four really exciting producing partners to collaborate. It’s been a long term ambition for Selladoor to co-create work cross continentally – and this gives us the opportunity to produce a stunning new show across the world, and share the timeless music of Queen!”
We Will Rock You is an original story by Ben Elton about a group of bohemians in a dystopian future and features 24 of Queen’s greatest hits.
Current tour dates include Johannesburg, the Philippines, Singapore, Hong Kong, Israel.
Casting has yet to be announced.
We Will Rock You premiered at the Dominion Theatre in London’s West End in 2002 and completed its historic 12 year run in 2014 having played over 4600 performances.