Alex Gaumond joins cast of We Will Rock You 8 Aug
Alex Gaumond takes over the role of Galileo in We Will Rock You from 8 Aug 2011, to the end of January 2012, replacing Ricardo Afonso.
Alex Gaumond's London stage credits include playing 'Emmett' in "Legally Blonde" at the Savoy Theatre for eighteen months; "Desperately Seaking Susan" at the Novello in 2007; "Sunday in the Park with George" at Wyndham’s Theatre in 2006; "The Full Monty" at the Prince of Wales in 2002. Alex played 'Galileo' in the original UK tour of "We Will Rock You" in 2009.
The show’s co-creator Brian May welcomed Gaumond saying: “Alex is a superb actor, and his interpretation of Galileo on tour in the UK was a huge hit with audiences. We look forward to a new triumph in the Dominion, in WWRY’s 10th year.”
Mazz Murray, the show’s longest serving Killer Queen until her departure on maternity leave last year, is to make a return to the show for a special two week farewell season. Mazz who played Killer Queen between May 2004 – June 2010, will return to say goodbye to her nemesis role August 8 -20. We Will Rock You’s current Killer Queen, Brenda Edwards, is on break during this period, returning to the show immediately after.
We Will Rock You , which opened at the Dominion theatre 14 May 2002, following previews from 26 April 2002, has songs by Queen, book and direction by Ben Elton. Choreographed by Arlene Phillips, designed by Mark Fisher, lighting by Willie Williams.
To date, We Will Rock You has been seen by more than 5 million people in the UK and by over 12 million worldwide.
We Will Rock You does not chronicle the story of the band, Queen, rather it incorporates the songs of the rock group. The time is the future. Globalisation is complete. Everywhere, the kids watch the same movies wear the same fashions and think the same thoughts. It's a safe happy, Ga Gaworld. Unless your a rebel. Unless you want rock. On Planet Mall all musical instruments are banned. The company computers generate the tunes and everyone downloads them. But resistance is growing. Legend persists that somewhere on Planet Mall instruments still exist......