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We Will Rock You
Member Name: fredderfy
We Will Rock You
Date: 25/04/11, updated on 25/04/11 (23 review reads)
Advantages: Excellent show with songs everyone will know
Disadvantages: Confectionary stand can be expensive
I saw this musical last year and it was the first ever musical I had ever seen. I was absolutely amazed by how good it was.
It's performed in the Dominion Theatre in London. Whilst tickets are quite expensive at around £60 for the best seats (which in my opinion are in the middle towards the front) they are more than worth it. The gift shop wasn't too expensive, although there was a sweet stand which sold things like cotton candy and popcorn, and obviously sweets, which was slightly overpriced, but they usually are in these sort of places. The bar was very nice, and allowed you to book drinks for the interval so that you didn't have to queue, which we made full use of.
The plot is quite easy to follow. Set in the future, there is a rebelion as expression through music is banned by a company called Globalsoft. The two main characters, Galileo and Scaramouche set off to discover lost texts which describe the music of the past. Eventually they discover this music (falling in love in the process) and send the power of rock around the world to free the masses, which sends Globalsoft into the ground as people are able to be musically expressive once again!
The cast include Kevin Kennedy as Pop, Alex Bourne as Khashoggi, Ricardo Afonso as Galileo, Sarah French as Scaramouche, Brenda Edwards as the Killer Queen, Ian Carlyle as Brit, and Rachel John as Meat
The musical itself was amazing. As soon as the male lead role opened his mouth and began singing, I was mesmorised. I had never heard a sound come from someones voice which was so amazing (although I might add that I haven't been to that many concerts so this could be a contributing factor). The staging was good, as was the lighting. There has obviously been a lot of money and effort into making the set look incredible. All of the actors/actresses were very involved in what they were doing and it was a thoroughly enjoyable night. The storyline of the musical was well put together, as well as incorporating the songs by Queen such as radio gaga, I want to break free, somebody to love, under pressure, I want it all, who wants to live forever, don't stop me now, another one bites the dust, we will rock you, we are the champions and bohemian rhapsody. I have to add that the band were incredible.
The only part I wasn't too keen on was when a part of the stage came out over the audience, as we were sat below it and had to strain our necks to see the Killer Queen on top of it. Other than that, it was fabulous!
After seeing the show it was quite nice to go round the back and wait at the stage door where it wasn't too busy, to meet the actors/actresses! We even met Kevin Kennedy! They were all lovely and very happy to have pictures taken with us.
Summary: Excellent day out! Well worth the money
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