Time to Spread Your Wings We Will Rock You
The show has been ‘A Kind of Magic’ and as shows go it’s not just ‘Another One Bites The Dust’, and it is ‘ A Hard Life. And, ‘Who Wants to Live Forever’? ‘Was It All Worth It?
Around the world ‘The Show Must Go On’, it isn’t a ‘Scandal’, ‘Play The Game’ with ‘One Vision’, maybe even a ‘Seaside Rendezvous’ and a ‘Brighton Rock’? ‘Don’t Try So Hard’ to hide your ‘Body language’ as it is time for the ‘Hammer To Fall’.
‘Ride The Wild Wind’, listen to ‘Radio Ga Ga’ and always believe ‘We Will Rock You’.
Having played to more than 6.5 million people in a record-breaking 12 years at the London’s Dominion Theatre, the Queen and Ben Elton musical We Will Rock You closes on 31 May 2014. We Will Rock You is the longest running show ever at the Dominion by quite some distance – nine years. The show takes its rightful place in West End history, within the Top 10 longest running musicals of all time.
We Will Rock You has been performed in 28 countries around the world, and been seen by a more than 16 million people.
With its opening night at the Dominion on 14th May 2002, We Will Rock You became the overwhelming people’s choice of musical in the UK and overseas. During its second year at the Dominion the show won top honours in five categories in the Theatregoers Choice awards presented by whatsonstage.com, including Best New Musical. In 2011, the show won the prestigious Olivier Audience Award, the only category voted for by the public. We Will Rock You has gone on to win a number of international awards for productions around the globe.
Closing on 31st May 2014, We Will Rock You will have been performed at the Dominion 4600 times. Co-creators Brian May, Roger Taylor and Ben Elton had this to say: “We want to thank every one of the many hundreds of incredible musical theatre artists, musicians and crew with whom we’ve had the privilege of working at the Dominion since 2002. And of course the incredible audiences who have rewarded them with over four and a half thousand standing ovations!”
General Manager of the Dominion Theatre, David Pearson, commented: “It has been a privilege to have hosted We Will Rock You for the past 12 years. To have the show rocking the Dominion and seeing a standing ovation night after night has been quite amazing. We wish the show every success for the future, as we now prepare to accelerate our restoration and refurbishment programme ready to welcome an exciting new production in 2015.”
London’s West End will suddenly be a lot quieter, come the 1st of June.
Thank you cast, crew, creatives and all involved in WE WILL ROCK YOU!
Saturday 31st May 2014