From Fun Home to Waitress, from Next to Normal to Finding Neverland - it's always fun collating the various rumours flying around theatreland. After a very busy...
Cast changes in We Will Rock You from 10 Oct 2011
Joining the cast are Lauren Samuels (Scaramouche), Alasdair Harvey (Khashoggi) and Wayne Robinson (Britney).
Lauren Samuels previous West End experience includes Sandy in Grease at the Piccadilly Theatre. Alasdair Harvey's leading roles include such shows as Phantom of the Opera, Side By Side By Sondheim, Sunday in the Park With George, and Les Miserables. His television work includes Eastenders as Jane Beale’s love interest Martin. Wayne Robinson joins the West End cast having performed the same role in the UK national touring production of the show. His other musical credits inlude Hairspray and The Lion King.
The show continues to feature Kevin Kennedy (Pop), Brenda Edwards (Killer Queen) and Rachel John (Meat).
With over 3,600 performances behind it, and holding the record for the longest running show ever at the Dominion, We Will Rock You continues to show no signs of slowing down as it approaches its 10th anniversary in London. With the London run recently further extended, the show is now booking through to October 2012.
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.
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......