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Posted: 12 Mar 11, 03:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I saw the musical in Herning here in Denmark yesterday. I must admit that it was a brilliant performance! Really excellent! Everyone with an interrest in Queen should treat them selves with this musical.


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Posted: 12 Mar 11, 09:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'm sure you had a great night there. And you may have experienced what goes for many musicals.
They look horrible on tv when the cast performs a song, it's a nightmare to listen to the soundtrack. 
But when you are actually there in the building it's absolutely fascinating. And in case of WWRY I always like the sound of the live band doing all those studio things, that Queen themselves could never do on stage.

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Posted: 12 Mar 11, 09:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Seen it twice, London and Manchester last year (with Brian & Roger making an appearance on stage!).

Great show which I agree can only be appreciated in the theatre.

I've seen a couple of special 'made for video' theatre productions like CATS, River Dance and Joseph and they just don't cut it on TV, which  is why you rarely see them broadcast.

But hey, I wouldn't put it past QP to try and make some money out of a TV/film production of WWRY.  They've stooped much lower before!

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Posted: 13 Mar 11, 00:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hey Queenies, About the We Will rock musical on tour (Herning)  what is it with KillerQueen..... Her singing  friday afternoon was really no good???
Does anybody new why ? or is she just not better ??


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Posted: 13 Mar 11, 22:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I thought the one performance I saw several years ago was a good larff and perfectly entertaining. It ain't Shakespeare, folks. Just an excuse to sing and play some music.


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Posted: 14 Mar 11, 18:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

i told you its amazing! makes me feel normal when people say i suck for not listening to their bieber and instead feeding on rock 'n' roll

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Posted: 19 Jul 11, 11:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

This show has been in London for a long time Ive seen it last year and Liked it even tho Im really but really not a fan of Musicals...but you really feel the queen spirit and the Sci-Fi story line is pretty good...I Went to see it with my boyfriend and I paid about 30 pounds, We were seating almost Center a bit to the left and could see perfectly;) It was really worthy...After We Will Rock You http://www.theatreticketscheap.com/we-will-rock-you/, Ive been dragged to see blood brothers which is completely different type of stories...it wasn't bad but didn't enjoy it as much as I did with We Will Rock You, Haven't been in a theatre since is there any new good show?! xxx

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Posted: 19 Jul 11, 21:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yeah, it's a great show - seen it twice in London and once in Glasgow....and perhaps seeing it again in Edinburgh this year!


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Posted: 20 Jul 11, 06:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'm sure I read somewhere they were already planning a film version of WWRY but will not be releasing it until after the Freddie biopic is out.

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Posted: 20 Oct 11, 06:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Saw it again at the Dominion Theatre last week! I do actually love it, even if the storyline isn't so good! Just...the music <3

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Posted: 09 Jul 12, 12:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I loved the show, it was truly amazing. Did you know that Freddie Mercury was featured in Fritz Lang's sci-fi cult classic Metropolis? Once I heard that, I HAD to see it...and let me tell you, it was fantastic! Luckily for the UK, its finally being released for the first time ever in only 1 week. Go to metropolismovie.co.uk to stream the movie on demand when it drops, if you like Freddie or Queen, you will love this movie.

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Posted: 09 Jul 12, 12:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

"Everyone with an interrest in Queen should treat them selves with this musical."

I have an interest in Queen so I havent and wont see it.

Or any musical to be honest.

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Posted: 10 Jul 12, 00:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Saw the London production with its original cast a few weeks after it opened (June-July '02) and then saw the German version in Köln in 2006.
Like someone before more said, it's a great experience if you're there (because of the great live music) but it is very badly captured both in audio and video. The 'ambience' and overall audience involvement are a big part of the experience.
I got 3 T-shirts, one from London, one from Köln and a third one from Las Vegas (a friend got it for me).

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Posted: 10 Jul 12, 10:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

saulgoodman wrote:
I loved the show, it was truly amazing. Did you know that Freddie Mercury was featured in Fritz Lang's sci-fi cult classic Metropolis? Once I heard that, I HAD to see it...and let me tell you, it was fantastic! Luckily for the UK, its finally being released for the first time ever in only 1 week. Go to metropolismovie.co.uk to stream the movie on demand when it drops, if you like Freddie or Queen, you will love this movie.


I also enjoyed Metropolis (not to mention most of Lang's films). But, strangely enough, I enjoyed them without even picking up on Freddie's presence! If I didn't know better, I'd say he hadn't even been born yet!

But really, this is pretty irrelevant. And as a self proclaimed 20th century film buff, it does annoy me a bit that you fail to distinguish Moroder's version from the original... Why am I replying to a bot in the first place. Gah

More on topic, I haven't seen the musical, as I don't live in the UK or any of it's immediate surroundings, though I've listened to the soundtrack. I wasn't overwhelmed, to be honest. Not bad, but not great. I agree though that as a musical, I'm sure the soundtrack would stand much better in a theatre setting.