Added on 08-Sep-2001
Information has surfaced about the long awaited Queen musical on Playbill.com.We Will Rock You — With UK Queen Musical Info
Actor Sam Kane has revealed details of the hotly anticipated Queen musical, following his audition for the show.
In a recent interview with Teletext, the news and information service, actor Sam Kane revealed details of We Will Rock You, expected at the West End's Dominion Theatre next year.
Sam Kane auditioned for a part in the new show and revealed, "It's all the music from Queen and set in the future: good versus evil. It sounds like it's going to be sensational. The only analogy I can draw is Mamma Mia!. They've got their storyline but used the songs from ABBA, not a story about ABBA. This is similar, very dramatic."
Apparently the character he auditioned for is sidekick to a wicked queen. Kane says, "They've got an evil queen who hates rock music. And the queen's sidekick has got to go around and do the queen's work by banishing rock music and anyone who listens to it or plays it, but he secretly loves it himself and has quite a nasty streak in him and is setting the whole thing up, so he can take over and rule the world himself. He's a devilish, bad, nasty character, so it's great."
Sam Kane is probably most recognizable from his role as 'Peter Phelan,' the philandering hairdresser in Brookside, in which he featured over two years. Most recently he made a return to musicals, heading the cast of Carousel alongside Darren Day in the National tour.
Kane further revealed that rehearsals for We Will Rock You are scheduled for February 2002, with an expected opening date in May. The musical has been written by Ben Elton and will be directed by Christopher Renshaw, who most recently directed The King and I, with choreography by Arlene Phillips.
— by Theatrenow