News > Freddie Mercury's spirit alive in Queen musical set to debut in Canada next year

Added on 16-Dec-2006

TORONTO (CP) - A rock musical based on the anthemic hits of the British band Queen will feature Canuck references and an all-Canadian cast when it debuts in the city next year.Queen guitarist Brian May promised Wednesday that "We Will Rock You" will include mention of homegrown rock heroes to appeal to Canadian audiences, adding that the rock opera's story is tweaked slightly for every country it plays in.

"The story feeds off local culture, it's built on local culture," said May, who collaborated with drummer Roger Taylor and writer Ben Elton to put together the show.

"So whereas in England you'll get (mention of) Cliff Richard, here you'll get someone very different. I'm not going to give that away, but the story is about where you guys have come from.

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