News > Queen musical to aid tsunami fund

Added on 06-Jan-2005

The profits from the 1000th show in London will be given to aid Tsunami victims.Profits from the 1000th performance of West-end musical We Will Rock You will be donated to the Unicef tsunami disaster fund.

The show will include a one-off appearance by co-creators and Queen members Roger Taylor and Brian May.



Plans for the landmark show were already in place but producers, alongside Taylor and May, decided to raise money after events in Asia.



The London production is one of many around the world to donate proceedings.



Benefit plans



The first specially staged version of We Will Rock You took place on New Year's Eve in Cologne and raised money as part of German ZDF TV's A Heart For Children appeal.



Special performances of the musical are currently being planned for Barcelona, Sydney and Las Vegas.



The London event, entitled We Will Rock You: A Benefit for the Unicef Tsunami Appeal, takes place on 12 January.



Film director Steven Spielberg has pledged $1.5m (£797,685) to tsunami victims, alongside actress Sandra Bullock who has already announced plans to donate $1m (£525,000).



A host of TV telethons are being organised around the world, as well as special benefit concerts, including plans for a Live Aid style gig at the Millennium Stadium in Wales.



Source: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/arts/4152541.stm

Submitted by: Richard Orchard

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