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It has been over 20 years since the premiere and the world’s favourite rock musical is returning home to London! The global smash-hit comes to the London Coliseum for an incredible 12-week run in summer 2023.
We Will Rock You returns to London!
2012 marked the tenth anniversary of the Queen musical, We Will Rock You at the Dominion Theatre, now 21 years later the show is back home for a limited 12 week run at the stunning London Coliseum. We Will Rock You was created by English-Australian comedian, author, playwright and director Ben Elton and the legendary band Queen and opened at the Dominion Theatre in May 2002. Having rightfully earned its place on the top ten list of London's longest musicals, it won the 2011 Olivier Audience Award for best musical, the only award voted for entirely by the public. It was the second public vote award received by the show after winning the WhatsOnStage best new musical award in 2003.
A number of international productions of the show have followed, and We Will Rock You has now been seen by more than 20 million people in 28 different countries including Ireland, Germany, Australia, Canada, Russia, Spain, Japan, South Africa, Switzerland, Austria, New Zealand, South Korea, Singapore, Thailand and Hong Kong. This musical spectacular is all set to play its biggest audience yet at the Coliseum, taking to the same iconic stage that hosted Freddie Mercury’s 1979 Royal Ballet performance, this run is sure to go down in musical theatre history.
What is We Will Rock You the Queen Musical about?
Will Rock You is set in the future, on a place once called Earth. Globalisation is complete; everyone watches the same movies, wears the same clothes, and thinks the same thoughts. It’s a safe, happy Ga Ga world! The Company Computers generate the music, the kids download it and all musical instruments are banned. But resistance is growing and a hero is needed. Is the one who calls himself Galileo that man? And can he help them break free?
Packed full of Queen’s greatest hits the We Will Rock You songs include’ Radio Ga Ga’, ‘I Want to Break Free’,’ Somebody to Love’, ‘Killer Queen’, ‘Under Pressure’, ‘A Kind of Magic’, ‘Only the Good Die Young’, ‘Crazy Little Thing Called Love’, ‘Who Wants to Live Forever’, ‘Don't Stop Me Now’, and ‘Another One Bites the Dust’, as well as ‘We Will Rock You’, ‘We Are the Champions’ and, of course, ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’.
We Will Rock You London cast and creatives
The musical's writer and director Ben Elton will be the Rebel Leader (the role formerly known as Pop). X-Factor winner and Loose Women panellist Brenda Edwards (Chicago, Sister Act) returns to the show as Killer Queen. The two will be joined by West End favourite Lee Mead (Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Wicked, Cinderella) as Khashoggi. Ian McIntosh and** Elena Skye** reprise their roles from the UK tour as Galileo and Scaramouche. Christine Allado (Hamilton, In the Heights, The Prince of Egypt) will play Meat alongside Adrian Hansel (Carmen, Carousel, Porgy and Bess) as Brit and Danny Nattrass as ensemble/alternate Galileo.
Karen Walker and Isaac Edwards are swings and Dance Captain and Assistant Dance Captain, respectively. Further swings are Ellis Linford-Pill and Esme Bacalla-Hayes. Jenny O'Leary is a member of the ensemble and the Alternate Killer Queen. The cast is completed by ensemble members Glenn Adamson, Laura Ava-Scott, Liam Buckland, David Burilin, Victoria Collins, Leanne Garretty, Lucy Glover, Ryesha Higgs, Shak Mancel James, David McIntosh, Danny Nattrass, Jarryd Nurden, Sam Robinson, Madison Swan, and Rebecca Wickes.
Tickets for We Will Rock You London are on sale now!
If you're a fan of Freddie Mercury or Queen then you will love this show so don't miss out, book your We Will Rock You tickets today whilst they are still available. Book early to secure the best seats at the best prices!
Age restrictionThis production is suitable for ages 14+. Strictly no children under the age of five are allowed.
Running time2 hours 20 minutes (including interval)
Performance dates2 June 2023 - 27 August 2023
ContentThis production uses strobe lighting and contains loud noise.
The performance of any particular artist cannout be guaranteed. Brenda Edwards will not perform on Wednesday evenings (except 23 August), Thursday matinees and 24 August. Brenda will do 7th, press night, and have both performances off on 8th June. Ian McIntosh is scheduled to appear in all performances with the exception of Monday evenings.
News / Features / Interviews
Interview with We Will Rock You’s Lee Mead
West End royalty Lee Mead is taking off his technicolour dream coat in favour of a more subdued look in the role of Khashoggi in We Will Rock You. After more than two decades of playing the likable leading man (from Legally Blonde’s kind-hearted and encouraging Emmett, to Wicked’s loveable and naïve Fiyero), Mead is swapping his angelic curls for a bad-boy buzzcut.
“It’s nice for me to be playing something a bit different and interesting. I’ve always played the nice guy characters and roles the last 20 years [in theatre and] on TV as well.” Mead said.
In contrary to what others may think, he doesn’t smash guitars or punch walls to get amped up before stepping into this new, darker role, but rather can be seen relaxing with a mug of hot water and honey. We chatted to Mead to discuss his pre and post-show rituals, and his favourite song to perform in a musical that boasts 24 smash-hits...here's what he had to say!
5 Jul, 2023 | By Sian McBride
Features / Celebrities
5 reasons to see We Will Rock You
Unlike Brian May, we’re no good at riffs. We much prefer writing detailed lists and obsessively researching facts about our much-loved musicals, which is precisely what we’ve done here!
After a nine-year absence, We Will Rock You has finally reclaimed its throne in London’s West End. The electrifying musical showcases all of the iconic hits that made Queen one of the most beloved bands in history. The feel-good show is guaranteed to have you singing, dancing, and air-guitaring all the way home (apologies in advance to your fellow train passengers...). If that hasn’t convinced you, here are five reasons why you should make a royal appointment to see this rocking musical.
30 Jun, 2023 | By Sian McBride
News / Features
Top 5 theatre shows for Teenagers
Nothing beats the sweet sound of the final school bell! It’s time to wave goodbye to those pesky exams and say hello to summer adventures. Whether you’ve finished signing shirts on your last day of secondary school or you’ve just compiled a list of trusty uni essentials, there’s a rock n’ roll rebel and hopeless romantic in all of us waiting to be explored.
Stuck on what to see? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered - check out these top 5 theatre shows for teenagers!
30 Jun, 2023 | By Kevin Thomas
News / New Shows + Transfers
What's opening in London theatres this month? (June 2023)
Can you believe that we’re almost halfway through 2023? It seems like only yesterday that Big Ben was chiming across the capital! June flying around so quickly may seem daunting, but fear not - it's one of the most interesting months of the year!
Fact time: June has the most daylight hours of any month, 34 babies were named June in the UK last year, June is named after Juno, the Roman goddess of marriage (not the movie, unfortunately), oh, and a whole new host of West End shows are opening in June, including...
31 May, 2023 | By Sian McBride
News / Features / Celebrities / Casting
Ben Elton will lead London cast of We Will Rock You
Gather round, champions! The 27-strong full cast of We Will Rock You has finally been announced. For the first time, writer and director of the smash hit musical Ben Elton will be starring in the show as The Rebel Leader (the role formerly known as Pop). We Will Rock You opens this June at the London Coliseum, so book your tickets today.
12 Apr, 2023 | By Sarah Gengenbach
News / Interviews / Q & A
Interview with We Will Rock You’s Elena Skye
In a world where creativity and individuality are prohibited, a powerful corporation reigns supreme, enforcing conformity and banning all forms of music. But there is a rebellion stirring, led by two young rebels determined to restore free thought and self-expression to the people. Inspired by the legendary music of Queen, We Will Rock You The Musical is a powerful celebration of rock 'n' roll, rebellion, and the enduring human spirit.
With electrifying performances, iconic hits, and a captivating storyline, this jukebox musical brings to life the power of music to unite people and inspire change, reminding us that even in the darkest of times, hope and heroism can shine through.
We sat down with We Will Rock You’s Elena Sky, who plays Scaramouche, to delve deeper into what happens behind the scenes!
23 Mar, 2023 | By Kevin Thomas
News / Interviews / Q & A
Q&A with We Will Rock You’s Ian McIntosh
Crank up the volume, all we hear is We Will Rock You! The high-voltage musical pays homage to the legendary music of rock legends Queen and is nothing short of electrifying. This journey throws you from the futuristic iPlanet to the grungy streets of the Bohemians, where the rock spirit is alive and kicking!
Ahead of the return of We Will Rock You, we sat down with Ian McIntosh to get the backstage scoop on what it's like being a guitar-shredding superstar. Ian takes on the character Galileo, a gifted singer and musician, who is on a quest to rediscover the lost art of rock and roll! Here’s what he had to say about this crowd-pleaser of a musical!
3 Mar, 2023 | By Kevin Thomas
News / Casting
Brenda Edwards and Lee Mead to star in We Will Rock You
Enter a world of pure rock 'n' roll magic and let Queen and Ben Elton's musical extravaganza, We Will Rock You, take you on an unforgettable journey. With over 20 million fans already spellbound across 28 countries, this powerhouse production is set to light up the stage at the iconic London Coliseum - the very same venue where Freddie Mercury once left audiences breathless.
As the lights go down, the stage comes to life with a frenzied energy that will have you tapping your feet and clapping your hands. The electrifying Queen hits you know and love burst forth, amplified by the legendary voices of West End stars Brenda Edwards and Lee Mead. What are you waiting for? Book your tickets for We Will Rock You today!
1 Mar, 2023 | By Kevin Thomas
News / Features / Interviews / Q & A
Interview with Ben Elton about the return of We Will Rock You
We Will Rock You is set to return to the London stage in 2023. The smash-hit musical featuring songs from the legendary rock group Queen will return for a 12-week season next summer at the London Coliseum. Written by Queen and Ben Elton, the show, which is set in a dystopian future, has been seen by over 20 million people across 28 countries. We caught up with Ben Elton, who enthused: “We need to be back in London and we’re going to be back in London!”.
We Will Rock You originally opened at the Dominion Theatre in 2002 and ran until 2014, becoming one of the longest-running musicals in West End history. “It will be 21 years. We opened on the 14th of May in 2002. I know that very well because it’s my wedding anniversary day and for twelve years my wife had to accept that the most important thing was We Will Rock You. We’ll be opening in early June, so almost on our 21st birthday.” Ben told us.
7 Dec, 2022 | By Nicky Sweetland
Goodbye To Beverley Knight And We Will Rock You, Plus More This Week #WestEndWeek
This Saturday (31st May 2014) marks the end of an era at the Dominion Theatre as We Will Rock You’s twelve year run comes to an end. Brian May and Roger Taylor will both make a special appearance during the finales of the two final shows. Tickets for the final week have been like gold dust, it seems everybody wants to see We Will Rock You one last time.
28 May, 2014 | By Andrew Tomlins