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Posted: 22 Aug 08, 19:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Like the band itself, which begins a massive European tour mid-September, the smash Queen & Ben Elton’s hit musical, “We Will Rock You” is set to rock the UK with a 43-week regional tour next year.Having proved its enormous rapport with the public by achieving the distinction of becoming the longest running musical ever staged at the West End’s Dominion theatre where it is currently playing its seventh year, the musical will rock across the UK from March 2009 while continuing to play in London. The Dominion production is presently booking until October 2009.The tour is a Phil McIntyre Entertainment presentation with Queen Theatrical Productions.Announcing the tour, Queen’s Brian May said: “We are excited to be able, finally, to send a brand new top class WWRY company out on tour around the UK. We are completely hands on, and will be visiting! The Mother Ship, in the Dominion Theatre, London, will be rockin’ on all the while, keeping the home fires burning, until further notice!”The touring production reaches local UK theatres carrying with it an impressive legacy: when it first became news that one of Britain’s most phenomenally successful comedy writers Ben Elton was teaming up with legends of rock, Queen, for a musical there was much speculation on what such a unique collaboration would turn out. Especially when screen icon Robert de Niro became so impressed after attending the original workshop that his company Tribeca came on board as American partner.Says producer Phil McIntyre: “We are bursting with excitement; at last provincial audiences will get a true rock extravaganza. We can’t wait to see the first night reactions throughout the country. We Will Rock You will rock the UK; it is the biggest and best rock theatrical!”The show brings together a production and design team behind some of the biggest international theatre productions and rock tours.Production designers Mark Fisher and Willie Williams have created set designs for Pink Floyd, The Rolling Stones, Janet Jackson, and the acclaimed multi-media shows for U2. Costume Designer Tim Goodchild has already achieved three Olivier Awards for his work in the West End. Choreographer Arlene Phillips has shown her distinctive style in some of the biggest stage musicals of the past two decades, including Starlight Express, Grease and Saturday Night Fever. Bobby Aitken (Grease and Mamma Mia!) is Sound Designer.Says Brian May: “The amazing bonus is that Ben’s script subtly works as a metaphor too. People definitely come out of the theatre feeling that in a strange way they now know us, Queen, and our struggle, our journey.” And Roger Taylor: “Creating the show with Ben was very much a three way thing. Which was great, because Ben has such a great active mind and has been a great pleasure to work with. He has a great fertile mind that never ever stops churning out ideas. He’s written a fantastic idea for the sequel. I counted 23 more hits he can put in it. Let’s see if people like this one first!”Public sale of tickets begins from September 15 – September 22 depending on theatre.We Will Rock You – not just a show, but a promise!WE WILL ROCK YOU. A Phil McIntyre Entertainment/Queen Theatrical Productions/ Tribeca production. www.queenonline.com

Source: http://www.queenonline.com/news/1117/

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Posted: 23 Aug 08, 05:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I second that!


Thank you, God bless you, sweet dreams you lot of tarts, Good-bye!
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Posted: 23 Aug 08, 17:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Couldn't be bothered to read all that but COULD be bothered to type this reply.


How strange.