We Will Rock You is a musical written by the comedian and author Ben Elton, based around the songs of legendary rock band Queen. Queen members Brian May and Roger Taylor collaborated with Elton to produce the hit musical. We Will Rock You first opened in London in 2002 and has been showing at The Dominion Theatre ever since, making it the longest running show to ever play at this theatre.
We Will Rock You is set in the future where everyone looks the same, dresses the same and watches the same TV shows. Musical instruments have become a thing of the past and hits are predetermined and only created digitally. Resistance is slowly growing amongst the rebels, and it takes one man named Galileo to try and save everybody from what the world has become.
The We Will Rock You London Cast includes X Factor’s Brenda Edwards as Killer Queen, Kevin Kennedy as Pop, Alasdair Harvey as Khashoggi, Oliver Tompsett as Galileo, and Rachael Wooding as Scaramouche.
Show Length and Times
Evening performances for We Will Rock You begin at 7.30pm, Monday to Saturday. Matinees are on Saturdays at 2.30pm. The performance length is 2 hours and 40 minutes, including the interval. There are occasional Wednesday matinees at 2.30pm, and these usually take place on the last Wednesday of every month.
“A Queen song-fest – The songs will have even the most curmudgeonly punter tapping their feet and remind you just how fabulous Queen were”
Fiona Sturges at the Independent.
“What distinguishes We Will Rock You is that it’s about rock music. It doesn’t take itself seriously, but it ends up taking rock music just seriously enough to be moving. There’s a lot of soul, and it’s what makes the show…with scorching live guitars all round”
Alastair Macaulay at the Financial Times
“Queen’s musical is kind of magic. It is spectacular. Magnifico. There was wild applause at the climax of the show….and it only got louder”
Hugh Davies at the Daily Telegraph
Here are highlights from the show:
Here’s the cast in rehearsals: