Ben Elton’s Queen musical We Will Rock You looks set to head out on a UK tour.
Theatres across the country have started posting dates for the tour beginning in 2019 and running into 2020, including:
Ipswich’s Regent and Corn Exchange Theatre – 23 to 28 September 2019
The Millenium Forum – 21 to 26 October 2019
Royal Concert Hall Nottingham – 25 to 30 November 2019
Hull New Theatre – 13 to 18 January 2020
Mayflower Theatre Southampton – 20 to 25 January 2020
More dates and details of the tour are yet to be announced and tickets for some of the shows linked above have already gone on sale.
About We Will Rock You
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 acts 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.
The tenth longest-running musical in West End history, the London production closed on 31 May 2014 after a final performance in which Brian May and Roger Taylor both performed. A number of international productions have since followed the original, and We Will Rock You has been seen in six of the world’s continents. Many productions are still active globally.