I love Queen. Who doesn’t?
The jukebox musical written by Ben Elton contains all the very best Queen songs. 24 of them, to be precise. Think 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.
It’s an incredibly successful musical, having toured the UK many times. Since 2002, over 15 million theatregoers have seen the production.
I’ve only seen it once and I wasn’t a huge fan of Ben Elton’s futuristic comedy writing, but it is an ambitious and extravagant musical. The production photography looks fantastic and I’m sure it will be a fantastic night out.
The show is set in a distant future where everyone must think and act the same. And musical instruments are forbidden. Can a group of Bohemians save the day?
Taking on the role of Galileo is Olivier Award nominee Ian McIntosh (Beautiful – The Carole King Musical, The Commitments), he will be joined by Elena Skye (Les Misérables, Kinky Boots) in the role of Scaramouche. Playing Killer Queen is Jenny O’Leary (Heathers The Musical, Rent), with Michael McKell (Macbeth, Blood Brothers) as Buddy, Adam Strong (Jesus Christ Superstar, Rock of Ages) as Khashoggi, David-Michael Johnson (We Will Rock You, Germany, Jesus Christ Superstar) as Brit and Amy Di Bartolomeo (Bat Out of Hell, Priscilla Queen of the Desert) as Oz.
Don’t miss We Will Rock You at Leeds Grand Theatre from Monday 11th to 23rd November 2019.