We Will Rock You to Close

Sad to See It Go!

We Will Rock You will Close After 12 Years in London

Having rocked over 6.5 million people in a record-breaking 12 years at the London’s Dominion Theatre, the smash hit Queen & Ben Elton musical We Will Rock You is due finally to close on 31 May 2014.

We Will Rock You is a musical based on the songs of Queen with a book by Ben Elton. The musical tells the story of a group of Bohemians who struggle to restore the free exchange of thought, fashion, and live music in a distant future where everyone dresses, thinks and does the same. Musical instruments and composers are forbidden, and rock music is all but unknown.

Directed by Christopher Renshaw and choreographed by Arlene Phillips, the original West End production opened at the Dominion Theatre on 14 May 2002, with Tony Vincent, Hannah Jane Fox, Sharon D. Clarke and Kerry Ellis in principal roles. Although the musical was at first panned by critics, it has become an audience favourite, becoming the longest-running musical at the Dominion Theatre, celebrating its tenth anniversary on 14 May 2012

A number of international productions have since followed the original, and We Will Rock You has been seen in five of the world’s continents. Many productions are still active globally.

Final Cast London

Kevin Kennedy – Pop
Alasdair Harvey – Khashoggi
Oliver Tompsett – Galileo
Rachel Wooding – Scaramouche
Brenda Edwards – Killer Queen
Rolan Bell – Brit
Amanda Coutts – Meat

Ensemble

Michael Anthony
Sophie Ayers
Louisa Barratt
Adam Bracegirdle
Harriet Bunton
Ashley Cooper
Matt Corner
Sarah Covey
Kristy Cullen
Martin Dickinson
Gavin Eden
Jennifer Hilton
Matt Holland
Waylon Jacobs
Matt McKenna
Emma O’Toole
Katie Paine
Olly Pike
Catriana Sandison
Patrick Smyth
Caitlin Ward

Swings

Amanda Ainsley
Lisa Darnell
Anton Fosh
Philip Comley
Gemma Marie
Peter Houston
Andrew Simeon

The Band

Stuart Morley
Andy Read
Spike Edney
Neil Drinkwater
Laurie Wisefield
Alan Darby
Neil Murray
Tony Bourke
Gareth Roberts

Creative

Ben Elton
Brian May
Roger Taylor
Jim Beach
Arlene Phillips
Mark Fisher
Willie Williams
Tim Goodchild
Bobby Aitken
Mike Dixon
Steve Sidwell
Tony Edge
Peter Gibbon/Hansen
Lucie Pankhurst
Giorgia Barberi
Pippa Ailion
Tribeca

Don’t Miss it Must End 31 May 2014

 

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