Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 27 November 2014

Smash-hit Queen musical will rock you at the Odyssey

Performers take part in Queen's We Will Rock You
Performers take part in Queen's We Will Rock You

Northern Ireland will be in the grip of a Bohemian Rhapsody when a West End musical based on the music of rock supergroup Queen rolls into the city.

Ben Elton’s We Will Rock You will take the Odyssey Arena by storm next June as part of its first world arena tour.

The smash-hit production, which has been hailed as one of the the most spectacular musicals in the world, will feature 24 of Queen’s greatest hits such as Under Pressure, I Want It All, Killer Queen and Another One Bites The Dust.

The multi-million pound production will also feature some home-grown talent in the form of former I’d Do Anything star Rachel Tucker, who will take on the role of Meat.

Writer Ben Elton said the show, which is also headed for Dublin, boasts the scale and spectacle typical of Queen’s live performances.

“This show is all about legend,” he said. “We take the legend of Queen and Freddie Mercury (right) and create our own fantastical story of young kids battling the might of corporations who want to suppress their individuality and their love of music.

“They need a hero who can help them in their struggle, and we have two — the dreamer Galileo and the sassy rock chick Scaramouche. Guess who ends up winning?”

Queen’s Brian May, who along with band-mate Roger Taylor is a music supervisor on the show, said the production is a “big night out for all”.

Producer Phil McIntyre said the team is looking forward to taking the show on the road again.

“We had standing ovations night after night around the UK last time and we can’t wait to see that happen again,” he added.

The show will run at the Odyssey Arena from June 12-15. Tickets go on sale on August 24 at 9am, priced at £30 including a booking fee.

For more information log on to www.ticketmaster.ie or www.wewillrockyou.co.uk/tour.

COMMENT RULES: Comments that are judged to be defamatory, abusive or in bad taste are not acceptable and contributors who consistently fall below certain criteria will be permanently blacklisted. The moderator will not enter into debate with individual contributors and the moderator’s decision is final. It is Belfast Telegraph policy to close comments on court cases, tribunals and active legal investigations. We may also close comments on articles which are being targeted for abuse. Problems with commenting? customercare@belfasttelegraph.co.uk

Nightlife Galleries

More

Latest Entertainment News

Latest Music News

Latest Film & TV News

Latest Eating Out News

Horoscopes

Your Horoscopes by Russell Grant

Sagittarius:

Expressing your creative side is strongly advised. Take this opportunity to write, paint or play music. Relatives may not appreciate your work, but that doesn't matter. The important thing is to satisfy your own taste. People who are daring and experimental will appreciate your efforts. Don't be surprised if you're given a chance to showcase your work in a magazine, boutique or gallery. Fame and acclaim can be yours, so long as you're willing to follow your instincts.More