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21 years after its premiere, the world’s best-loved rock musical returns to London! This time, its home will be the London Coliseum, the same iconic stage that held Freddie Mercury’s Royal Ballet gala show in 1979. Seen by over 20 million people in 28 countries, this musical spectacular will play to its largest audience yet and will surely go down in musical theatre history. Featuring Queen’s greatest hits 'Bohemian Rhapsody', 'Another One Bites the Dust', 'Don’t Stop Me Now', 'We Are The Champions' and many more - this musical rivals the spectacle and scale of the band’s legendary live shows and is guaranteed to blow your mind! We Will Rock You is set in the future, in a globalised world where musical instruments are banned. Bohemians, a handful of rock rebels, fight against an all-powerful company and its boss, the Killer Queen; they fight for individuality, freedom and the rebirth of the age of rock. Scaramouche and Galileo, a couple of young outsiders, cannot come to terms with the bleak conformist reality. They join the Bohemians and embark on the search to find the unlimited power of freedom, love and rock!
We Will Rock You, the world’s favourite rock musical, is making its much-anticipated return to the West End. It’s been 20 years since Ben Elton’s much acclaimed production made its debut in London, and now it’s time for the Queen musical to return home. The We Will Rock You musical is packed full of all your favourite Queen songs, from ‘Bohemian Rapsody’ to ‘We Are The Champions’ and of course ‘We Will Rock You’, set in Ben Elton’s futuristic, dystopian world.
We Will Rock You will return to London this June for an exciting twelve-week run at the London Coliseum. Don’t miss out on the musical theatre event of the summer – book your We Will Rock You musical tickets now.
We Will Rock You offers a glimpse 300 years into planet Earth’s future, in which globalisation has been achieved. The residents of the iPlanet are Ga Ga Kids, who all watch the same movies, listen to the same empty music, dress the same, think the same, and do the same. Musical instruments are banned, and rock music simply doesn’t exist. But student Galileo has been having strange dreams, and it seems that the songs of a certain band are beginning to resonate forward through time itself…
With the resistance growing and the residents of the iPlanet beginning to awaken, the people are going to need a hero to lead them. Can Galileo help them to break free from this control once and for all?
We Will Rock You was first performed in London in 2002. Since then, the Queen musical has become one of the West End’s longest running musicals and been adorned with Olivier Awards, WhatsOnStage awards, and countless other accolades. The We Will Rock You 2023 London production is a triumphant homecoming for the show, after it has travelled to 28 different countries and been seen by more than 20 million people.
We Will Rock You features the music of Queen, the iconic British rock band fronted by Freddie Mercury with Brian May, Roger Taylor and John Deacon. Queen are Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees and have one of the most beloved and celebrated discographies of any British rock band, selling approximately 300 million records.
The We Will Rock You musical features a book by Ben Elton, award-winning comedian, actor, author, playwright, lyricist and director. He has written on a number of West End musicals and had five plays performed in the West End, but is most commonly recognised for his work on the Blackadder series with Richard Curtis. Elton is also the writer of Upstart Crow, the popular sitcom parodying the life and work of William Shakespeare, now a hit West End production.
West End leading lady and Loose Women panellist Brenda Edwards will star as KillerQueen alongside musical theatre stalwart Lee Mead in the role of Khashoggi this summer. Ian McIntosh and Elena Skye will play Galileo and Scaramouche with further casting to be announced at a later date.
*Please note that Brenda Edwards will not perform on Wednesday evenings (except 23 August),
Thursday matinees and 24 August.
We Will Rock You 2023 at the London Coliseum is set to be an unmissable production, hosting this smash-hit British musical on the enormous stage it deserves. Don’t miss out on We Will Rock You musical tickets – secure yours today with Stagedoor.