The trend for jukebox musicals has taken off in the last decade with shows such as the Spice Girls' Viva Forever and I Dreamed a Dream, based on the songs made famous by Susan Boyle, seeking to emulate the success of trailblazers like We Will Rock You.
Featuring the impressive back catalogue of Queen, We Will Rock You is, on one hand, typical of the genre, with a score hammered into a storyline to produce 'a musical'. The difference for 'WWRY' is in the source material. The dramatic high-camp motifs of much of Queen's finest work was made for theatreland and Freddie Mercury, one of rock's greatest frontmen, would surely approve of the flamboyant theatricality of Ben Elton's story. Proof, if it were needed, comes in the form of a decade of rave reviews and packed houses. To mark the anniversary, We Will Rock You is heading out on a 'world arena tour' while also continuing to play in the West End.
The worldwide arena tour includes Ireland dates in Dublin (4th to 6th May 2013), as well as UK runs in Sheffield, Newcastle and Belfast, with more set to be announced. We have tickets available now for Dublin (4th to 6th May) priced 49.65 to 65.45 and for Belfast (12th to 15th June 2013) priced £38.00 to £53.00. We'll have tickets for the UK dates (announced so far) when they go on sale on Friday 28th September at 9am.
The record-breaking run at London's Dominion Theatre continues. We have tickets available now, with prices beginning at just £15 - booking until March 2013.