Guaranteed to blow your mind.
Worldwide smash hit musical WE WILL ROCK YOU by Queen and Ben Elton is now playing at the Sydney Lyric Theatre.
Since 2002, WE WILL ROCK YOU has been seen by over 16 million theatregoers in 28 countries who have been thrilled by this awe-inspiring production featuring 24 of QUEEN’s greatest hits and based on a book by Ben Elton (The Young Ones, Blackadder, Popcorn).
This multi-million dollar show dazzles all the senses in breathtaking style and Elton has fashioned this hilarious futurist comedy 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.
A futurist adventure, set in the year 2350, a time when live music is banned on earth, but the kids are in rebellion, fighting against a diet of synthesized pop. WE WILL ROCK YOU reflects the scale and spectacle that marked Queen’s live performances and earned the band its pinnacle position in rock history. With Queen’s Brian May and Roger Taylor as music supervisors and “a band without parallel in the theatre” behind the cast, the audience can expect WE WILL ROCK YOU to rock as fiercely as the best of Queen’s concerts.
Director Ben Elton claims he has assembled a powerhouse cast of Australian talent. “Australian musical theatre is famous world-wide for the excellence of the artists it produces,” he said. Cast includes:
• Gareth Keegan as Galileo
• Erin Clare as Scaramouche
• Brian Mannix as Buddy
• Casey Donovan as Killer Queen
• Thern Reynolds as Brit
• Jaz Flowers as Oz
• Simon Russell as Khashoggi
Did you know?
• Crowned the UK’s favourite show at the Olivier Awards 2011
• Over 3600 performances in the UK
• Over 6 million tickets sold in the UK
• Over 16 million tickets worldwide
Where you can catch it
The Australian tour begins at Sydney’s Lyric Theatre on 28 April 2016, then travels to the Lyric Theatre, QPAC, Brisbane from 10 July; then on to Melbourne’s Regent Theatre from 30 August. Perth’s Crown Theatre follows from November, then the Festival Theatre, Adelaide from January, 2017.