WE WILL ROCK YOU
By Queen and Ben Elton
Music and Lyrics by
Story and Script by
Since 2002 over 16 million theatregoers in 28 countries have been thrilled by this awe-inspiring production which is based on the songs of Queen with a book by Ben Elton (The Young Ones, Blackadder, Popcorn).
Elton fashioned this hilarious futurist comedy around more than 24 of Queen’s biggest hit songs 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.
The musical takes place in a future age on a planet once called Earth that is now controlled by a mighty corporation...rock music is unheard and all musical instruments are banned. The hope of breaking free rests with an unlikely resistance-an alliance of rebel Bohemians.
Available for community theatre for the first time in the world after its 2016 Australian tour which received rave reviews and standing ovations every night.
The Australian said “It’s deliriously, majestically, mad entertainment” while the Daily Telegraph described the production as “funny, cheeky, great entertainment … WE WILL ROCK YOU delivers everything it promises.”
Arts Hub said it is “laugh-out-loud funny”,
Australian Stage said it is “A hell of a fun night out”
Stage Whispers said, “This production will rock your socks off!”.
The Sydney Morning Herald declared, “WE WILL ROCK YOU hits all the right notes …. You will be rocked.”
This production is association with the NZ Musical Theatre Consortium (Showbiz Christchurch, New Plymouth Operatic Society, Invercargill Musical Theatre, Musical Theatre Dunedin and Abbey Music Theatre). The Hamilton season is after the Christchurch and Auckland seasons and in no way is a replication of these productions. The set and costumes used in this production are from the 2016 Australian tour production.
This production is By Arrangement with David Spicer Productions