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Dominion Theatre

Tottenham Court Road W1P 0AG

We Will Rock You (Queen Musical)

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Show Details
Preview 26th Apr 02
Opens 14th May 02
Closes 31st May 14
Show Times
Mon - Sat 7.30 pm
Matinée Sat 2.30 pm
Matinée last Weds of month
2.30 pm
Length of show - 2hrs 40mins

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A classic viewing of all the Theatreland play houses by night. The authentic commentary, by Ben Shafik - a player himself - gives an authentic feel to the West End's theatres - and is backed by real music.
Next version will be more upbeat as, suggested, to celebrate Britannia's unbeatable heritage.
(Over 6000 viewings and all good reviews to date).
Let us know what you think.

A note from the author

I took these pictures to show off London theatres as they are seen -most often - by theatre goers, at night.

Thanks to Ben Shafik for his lighthearted and informative commentary and Fionn O'Lochlainn for the original music.

Watch out for the new version with current liveries and the names of the theatres as they appear.



We Will Rock You

Story and script by Ben Elton in collaboration with Queen members Brian May and Roger Taylor.
The show's music consists entirely of Queen material.

This musical opened May 2002 at the Dominium which has a big seating capacity of 2000.
The critics all hated it dismissing it with sarcasm and faint praise for performers. Notwithstanding the press the demand for tickets surpassed expectations having celebrated its 6th anniversary as the longest running musical at that venue. It is now scheduled until October 2009.

It has had productions globally some of which are still running but it never appeared in the US except at a hotel in Las Vegas for a year. It is admittedly anti corporate and in line with the Queen ethos, as irreverent of the 'norm' as it should be. In Russia it was pulled after 4 months despite massive protest from fans and the public.

The story

Set in a future where Rock music was seriously banned and instruments had been destroyed the planet's (one) government renamed Earth as 'Planet Mall' and brainwashed citizens to ga ga (computer generated) music. A visionary dreamer finds the last electric guitar and works with the 'underground' (literally) to reinstate feel and heart to popular music inspired by love. It is satirical throughout even sending up itself - the plot is a fun way to hear some of the Queen hits live.

The production

Millions were ploughed into this production and it is a spectacle of screens and lighting originally designed by Mark henderson. Willie Williams worked as the lighting designer, Williams & Fisher as co-video directors.


  • Oliver Tompsett - Galileo
  • Rachael Wooding - Scaramouche
  • Kevin Kennedy - Pop
  • Brenda Edwards - Killer Queen
  • Wayne Robinson - Britney 'Brit'
  • Alasdair Harvey - Khashoggi
  • Rachel John - Meat

  • Director - Ben Elton (Original West End Production Directed by Christopher Renshaw)
  • Design - Mark Fisher
  • Lighting - Willie Williams
  • Choreography - Arlene Phillips
  • Producer - Queen Productions/Phil McIntyre Promotions/Tribeca production.
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