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We Will Rock You
Member Name: wendz86
We Will Rock You
Advantages: Fun story, funny and good performance
Disadvantages: Expensive theatre
Well Sunday evening I had a text from my friend asking me if I would like to go and see We Will Rock You at the theatre as her friend had dropped out. The ticket was free so I couldn't really refuse. I work very near the theatre and so see it everyday on my way to work. I did not know much about the show though apart from the fact it contained Queen songs.
The theatre is located at Tottenham Court Road station, which is as central London as you can get and is called the Dominion Theatre. It is very easy to get to by tube and is on the Central Line and Northern Line. You could also get there by bus. The theatre is really nice inside, very grand and kept in good condition. It is quite a large size but not so large that you would have problems seeing. It has the usual theatre facilities including toilets, bar and shops. I would say that the prices are quite high in there so I might suggest if you want a drink to have one somewhere else before. I purchased a glass of wine, or a plastic cup even for £4.90. A bag of minstrels were £4 so very steep.
Our seats were in the Stalls, not many rows back so we had a very good view although I think you would be able to see well from anywhere.
The show begins with people being arrested by a very smartly dressed cop because they have information or know too much. They live in a world where everyone listens to the same music, does the same things and has to think the same way. The world is ruled by an evil Queen. This includes two gangs at the school, the Gaga girls and the Boyzone. One boy and girl don't feel like they fit into these groups. This is Galileo and Scaramouche , who meet when they are arrested and taken away. They manage to escape and meet up with a group of rebels led by a man called Robbie Williams. These rebels make their own instruments and are trying to find the dreamer, which turns out to be Galileo. There is a prophecy that there are instruments left on the Earth but will they be able to find them before it is too late?
Ben Elton created the story and although is not very deep or meaningful, it is very entertaining and humorous. There were some funny jokes in there including some topical ones, which they must add in as they go along.
The actors and dancers were very good and kept the entertainment up throughout and seemed to put their full effort in.
The stage was used well and included some good pieces of scenery, which made the songs even more exciting to watch.
The music of course was very good. All the Queen songs fitted in well to the story and were performed well. Sometimes they were adapted slightly which also added to the story. A band performed the music in the wings. They played very well and were even incorporated in to the story.
The audience got quite in to the performance and you couldn't help but join in especially at the end when they were getting all the audience to participate.
My tickets were free so I obviously thought it was very good value for money. You can buy tickets for between 25 and 60 pounds. I would definitely pay to see it now that I know how good it is.
If you are a fan of musicals, a Queen fan or just want a bit of fun they go and see this show!
Summary: Very fun and entertaining show