We Will Rock You - Dominion Theatre

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Venue Information

Dominion Theatre
268-269 Tottenham Court Road
London
London
W1T 7AQ

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The theatre can be seen from the station, on the corner of the crossroads between Tottenham Court Road and Oxford Street.

Review Summary
Average Rating: 4.8 out of 5 stars based on 81 review(s)

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Latest Review: "Lucky me and my wife , who had a shance to see this beforeit end s . Superb show . As a me..."

Age Restriction: Suitable for ages 10 and over. Children aged 4 and under will not be admitted.

Important Info: There is some mild language. Please note: strobe lighting is used in the performance. Seats labeled 'Restricted View' are restricted view by a handrail. Customers must be 5'4 in order to see over the handrail clearly. Customers under 5'4 will have the handrail in their view.

Classic rock anthems, pulsating rhythms, bizarre costumes and anarchic humour!  That is the best way to sum up We Will Rock You, a quirky yet spectacular musical which showcases the very best of legendary rock band Queen.

This fantastic show was first premiered in the West End in 2002.  However, the idea for the show goes back to the 1990’s when Queen’s manager, Jim Beach approached comic Ben Elton with an idea for a ‘jukebox’ style musical.  Two members of Queen, Brian May and Roger Taylor then collaborated with Elton on this project.  However, when it comes to the rather unusual storyline then credit must go to Ben Elton who suggested putting together a frankly weird storyline to Queen’s music.

From its first beginnings, this show has grown to be one of the most popular musicals in the West End.  It features many of the greatest hits by Queen, in fact, more than 25 of their songs are used and these include such memorable hits as ‘Radio Ga Ga’, ‘I Want To Break Free’, ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ and of course, ‘We Will Rock You’.

A look at a dystopian future with echoes of Orwell’s ‘Big Brother’, this musical will have you singing along to the fantastic tunes as well as cheering on the rebels in their fight to win back live music!

The setting for the musical is 300 years in the future.  Planet Earth has been renamed ‘Planet Mall’ and is ruled by the repressive Globalsoft Corporation.  The head of this totalitarian regime is the Killer Queen.  The regime has stifled personal freedom and individualism.  Conformity is the norm.  This is a planet in which there is no personal expression: every citizen looks the same, dresses the same and even thinks the same! 

All forms of creative expression are banned which includes live music.  Only the official music, available as a download via the Corporation’s computers is allowed.  This is an age of manufactured music which is then played by boy/girl bands.  Innovation is banned.  Invention is banned.  Music is programmed and then played.

Any attempt to produce original material is suppressed.  All acts of subversion are punished by Corporation brainwashing.

However, not everyone falls into line and a group of ‘freedom fighters’ have sworn to oppose the totalitarian regime and win back live music, free thought and personal freedom in general.

Named ‘The Bohemians’, this motley crew which includes two heroes, Scaramouche and Galileo, set out on a journey to bring back the good times, a golden age of music and creativity which they named ‘Rhapsody’.  A time when people wrote their own songs and formed their own bands.  A time of live music!

They are aided in their quest by a character called ‘Pop’, a former Bohemian, and together they search for the ‘Mighty Axe of The Hairy One’ which is a guitar hidden in a wall of the now derelict Wembley Stadium.  This guitar belonged to a great guitar god and if found will restore that golden age.

Who is that powerful god?  Is it one of the Bohemians?  Is it Galileo? 

Whoever it is, our intrepid explorers are pursued by the official ‘Ga Ga’ Cops who are determined to arrest Galileo before parading him in front of the notorious Killer Queen.  Her judgement will be a harsh one: condemned to oblivion across the Seven Seas of Rye. 

A fate worse than death! Do are heroes find the mighty axe?  Do they manage to thwart the evil Killer Queen and bring back live music and freedom to the citizens of Planet Mall?

This not to be missed musical will provide those answers and many more!

Show Information
Booking From: Thursday, 29th May 2014
Booking Until: Saturday, 31st May 2014
Running Time: 2 hours 45 minutes
Age Restriction: Suitable for ages 10 and over. Children aged 4 and under will not be admitted.
Important Info: There is some mild language. Please note: strobe lighting is used in the performance. Seats labeled 'Restricted View' are restricted view by a handrail. Customers must be 5'4 in order to see over the handrail clearly. Customers under 5'4 will have the handrail in their view.
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