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We Will Rock You
Member Name: kayers
We Will Rock You
Advantages: Brilliant Music
Last Monday my family and I finally managed to see We Will Rock You by Ben Elton and Queen with choregraphy by Arlene Phillips. We all love Queen's music and were really looking forward to seeing the musical.
The show is on at the Dominion Theatre on Tottenham Court Road. This is really easy to get to by Tube as the station is just opposite the theatre.
We had booked the £60 seats in the orchestra stalls in the 9th row back from the stage. We were lucky enough to get the seats 2 for 1 through the Daily Telegraph website and were in a great position to see everything really well without being too close to the stage.
The show starts with very loud music and lots of lighting effects and at first I thought it was all going to be a bit too noisy. However, after the introduction the music was not quite so loud and the story began to emerge. The story is woven around the Queen songs in a similar way to Mama Mia. The show is set in the future in a time where all spontaneous music and musical instruments have been banned and the only music allowed is that approved by the "Killer Queen" and her government. However, there are rebels and the story follows their fight to get free musical expression reinstated.
The show has been running for 8 years but is obviously kept up to date as references were made to events that had recently happened, such as Michasel Jackson's death. Ben Elton has made a little dig at Simon Cowel producing pop "stars" to order who mostly sing and perform in a similar way, which just made me think that maybe in the distant future this story could come true on some level.
There are lots of light hearted moments and also poignant times such as when mention is made of great pop and rock stars of the past.
The whole cast was brilliant - the dancing, singing and sheer enthusiasm took the audience with it. The two main characters, in particular, had fantastic voices and were more than able to do justice to the Freddie Mercury songs.
The audience gave the cast a standing ovation at the end and they came back on stage to give a great rendition of Bohemian Rhapsody while the audience joined in for a good sing song.
This was a fantastic show if you like Queen and you want to have a fun evening out enjoying great music and acting.
Summary: A great show for Queen lovers
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