Smash Hit Musical We Will Rock You Launches in Sydney
Sydney has come alive with WE WILL ROCK YOU, the worldwide smash hit musical by Queen and Ben Elton; guaranteed to blow your mind. We were invited along (James and Michelle) to the preview performance and were treated to an amazing night of extravaganza with stars and celebs posing for photos on the red carpet, then a show to remember.
Being Queen fans ourselves, this was a treat for the senses as we went into smash hit overdrive. This multi-million dollar show dazzles all the senses in breathtaking style and its now playing in Sydney before touring Australia.
The Sydney Lyric Theatre is the perfect venue for WE WILL ROCK YOU, with it being Sydney's premier live entertainment venue. WE WILL ROCK YOU is proud to launch in Sydney after being crowned the UK's favourite show at the Olivier Awards 2011, British Theatre's answer to the Oscars. Over 3,600 performances in the UK was matched by over 3,600 standing ovations! With over 6 million tickets sold in the UK and over 16 million sold worldwide, WE WILL ROCK YOU comes to Sydney as highly acclaimed. It's a show the whole family can enjoy, suitable from the age of 13 years and above.
Over 16 million theatregoers in 28 countries have been thrilled by this awe-inspiring production. WE WILL ROCK YOU features stunning costumes, sets and lighting and 24 of Queen’s legendary hits; We are the Champions, Radio Ga Ga, Crazy Little Thing Called Love, Somebody to Love, Killer Queen, Don’t Stop Me Now, Under Pressure, Bohemian Rhapsody, Another One Bites The Dust and of course We Will Rock You.
This show is not just a collection of Queen songs (as amazing as they are), but there is a clever and entertaining plot from Ben Elton that weaves through the show, giving this production extra dimension. There's a sense of playfulness and fun throughout, and you're bound to laugh.
The audience gets into the show, clapping, moving to the beat, and of course singing along! Who doesn't know the words to Queen's biggest hits?
WE WILL ROCK YOU is a futuristic adventure set in the year 2350, a time when live music is banned on earth, but the kids are in rebellion, fighting against a diet of synthesized pop.
We love the local star power in WE WILL ROCK YOU! The multi-talented cast includes Gareth Keegan (Jersey Boys, Hugh Jackman – Broadway to Oz concerts) as Galileo and Erin Clare (Heathers, Phantom of the Opera) as Scaramouche. Brian Mannix, the lead singer of 1980s band Uncanny X-Men, will return to the musical stage as Buddy, and Killer Queen will be played by the extraordinary Casey Donovan (The Sapphires, Rent). Thern Reynolds (Rock of Ages, South Pacific) as Britney, Jaz Flowers (Hairspray, Hot Shoe Shuffle, Fame) as Oz and Simon Russell (ABC TV’s Jack Irish, Neighbours) as Khashoggi.
Ben Elton the legend pictured above on the Red Carpet at the launch of We Will Rock You in Sydney.
Also in the cast are the talented Justin Anderson, Sheridan Anderson, Erinn Arnel, Michelle Barr, Hugh Barrington, Kyla Bartholomeusz, Sarah Clarke, Keane Fletcher, Scott McConnell, Suzie Melloy, Ruvarashe Ngwenya, Morgan Palmer, Joshua Russell, Ryan Sheppard, Leigh Sleightholme, Ashlee Smith, Thalia Smith, Mike Snell, Kate Thomas, Karla Tonkich and Paul Watson.
This is a big show! WE WILL ROCK YOU delivers a show that reflects the scale and spectacle that marked Queen’s live performances and earned the band its pinnacle position in rock history.
WE WILL ROCK YOU runs for approximately 2 hours & 30 minutes (including 20 minute interval).
This is a "must see" show that is the talk of Sydney already. You leave with a new, inspired appreciation for Queen the band and for us, one of the best shows we've ever been to.