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Global phenomenon 'We Will Rock You' to blast NZ stages this August to September

Wednesday 16 January 2019

Global phenomenon 'We Will Rock You' to blast NZ stages this August to September

Following the recent release of the phenomenal Queen biopic 'Bohemian Rhapsody', the smash hit West End musical 'We Will Rock You' returns to Auckland for a strictly limited season, playing at the Bruce Mason Centre from August 20 to September 7, 2019.

The hilarious futuristic comedy musical written by Ben Elton (The Young Ones, Blackadder, Popcorn) boasts 24 of Queen's biggest hits, with the scale and spectacle that marked the band's legendary live performances. Since 2002, over 16 million theatregoers in 28 countries have rocked out to this unique musical which is based around Queen's top-selling tracks including: 'We Are The Champions', 'Radio Ga Ga', 'I Want To Break Free', 'Somebody To Love', 'Killer Queen', 'Don't Stop Me Now', 'Under Pressure', 'Bohemian Rhapsody', 'Another One Bites The Dust' and, of course, 'We Will Rock You'.

For the Auckland season, homegrown hit-maker Annie Crummer returns to the role of the Killer Queen—the tyrannical boss of all-powerful global company that has robbed the world of rock music. Scaramouche and Galileo—two young outsiders—cannot come to terms with this bleak conformist reality created by the Killer Queen. They join the Bohemians, a handful of rock rebels, and embark on the search to find the unlimited power of freedom, love and rock music!

"'We Will Rock You' hits all the right notes... You will be rocked." - Sydney Morning Herald

Theatre Co's executive producer Regan Crummer says he wanted to bring the show back to Auckland because he believes the unique combination of one of Britain’s most successful comedy writers (Ben Elton) and legends of rock (Queen) is a winning formula that nearly 20 years on from its debut will still have audiences on their feet.

"They are going to be totally immersed in what is basically an epic rock concert!" - Regan Crummer, Executive Producer, Theatre Co.

'We Will Rock You' reflects the powerhouse energy and musical genius that earned the band its pinnacle position in rock history. With Queen's Brian May and Roger Taylor as music supervisors behind the original production, this is a high-octane hit you won't want to miss!

"The show is live, dangerous and more than anything else: it rocks!" - Brian May, Queen

Watch out for tickets and don't miss this exhilarating series of rock 'n' roll mayhem in spring!