West End smash hit musical We Will Rock You has announced the on sale date of tickets for its upcoming special tenth anniversary celebration show which will take place at the Dominion Theatre, London, on Monday, May 14.
Created by Ben Elton and Queen, the highly anticipated musical opened at the Dominion on May 14, 2002, and has since earned itself a place in the top ten of the West End’s longest running musicals in a list which includes Phantom of the Opera, Les Misérables and The Lion King.
Tickets for the tenth anniversary special show, which for this night will have an earlier start time of 7.00pm, are on sale from 10.00am Thursday, March 22, and include a limited number of special priority seats. Ticket application details follow below.
We Will Rock You’s continuing popular appeal was most recently highlighted when nine years after it opened, it won the 2011 Olivier Audience Award for Best Musical, the only award voted entirely by the public. This is the second award received by public vote, following on from the WhatsonStage.com Best New Musical award the show received in 2003.
In its ten-year run We Will Rock You has built a fiercely loyal following across all ages with some fans having visited the show more than 400 times, couples have met and married through the show, and when Queen’s Brian May himself popped up in the Box Office to personally hand over the 1 millionth ticket purchased (September 22, 2003), it was a 61-year-old grandmother who was buying the ticket to treat her 4-year-old great grandson to see the show. And what other show could boast Beyoncé, Britney Spears and Pink in the house on the same night, or other celebrity fans such as Demi Moore, Priscilla Presley, and Liza Minnelli, as well as a certain famous British actress who has slipped in to see the show 17 times.
The show has now been seen by over 6 million people at the Dominion and 13 million around the world.
While no one is yet issuing a list of what special guests might be expected in the audience or possibly even on stage come the night of May 14, with the credentials of creators Queen and Ben Elton and its producers, which include Robert de Niro, there’s reason to believe in finding signs of scorched earth around the site of the Dominion Theatre the day after.
Tickets for the tenth anniversary show are on sale from Thursday, March 22, and include a limited number of special priority seats. Details of prices and availability at www.wewillrockyou.co.uk
or telephone ticket line: 0844 847 1775.
Note: for this one night the performance of We Will Rock You will have the earlier start time of 7.00pm.
WE WILL ROCK YOU is a Queen Theatrical Productions/Phil McIntyre Entertainment/Tribeca production. Book and direction Ben Elton. Music and Lyrics Queen. Music Supervisors Brian May and Roger Taylor. Dominion Theatre, Tottenham Court Road, London, W1. (Tottenham Court Road tube station). Box Office: 0844 847 1775 (24hrs)