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Oliver Tompsett & Rachael Wooding join We Will Rock You
Oliver Tompsett, originated the role of Drew in “Rock of Ages”, and now moves across town to take over the role of Galileo from Noel Sullivan. Tompsett made his West End debut in the Madness musical, “Our House” (2003), before moving on to “Mamma Mia!” and a long run as Fiyero in “Wicked”(2006- 2010) . He has also worked with Trevor Nunn at the National Theatre in Nunn's production of “The Royal Hunt For the Sun” (2006).
Rachael Wooding, most recently seen in “Jersey Boys”, is returning to “We Will Rock You”, in which she first played the role of Meat between 2006-2007, this time to play the principal, Scaramouche. She takes over the role from Lauren Samuels.
Long-running cast members Kevin Kennedy (Pop), Brenda Edwards (Killer Queen), Rachel John (Meat), Wayne Robinson (Britney) and Alisdair Harvey (Khashoggi) will all continue in their roles.
We Will Rock You, which opened at the Dominion theatre 14 May 2002, following previews from 26 April 2002, has been seen by more than 6.4 million people in London and over 14 million worldwide.
The show 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......