It’s been confirmed that a new bio-musical about the rise to fame of the Bee Gees is in the works, and could be eyeing a place in the West End.
Universal Theatrical Group is the team behind...
QUEEN MUSICAL EXTENDS TO 28 JUNE 03
It is reported that the Queen musical We Will Rock You has announced a new booking period covering performances from 27 Jan 03 to 28 June 03 at the Dominion Theatre. (Tickets to go on sale on Fri 11 Oct 02).
The show, which has songs by Queen and book by Ben Elton, opened to poor notices from the popular press last month, but this has not effected box office receipts as the show continues to play to near packed houses. THE INDEPENDENT says, "Ben Elton, the brains behind the book, claims to be a rock fan but he has done Queen a disservice with such a trite and tacky storyline." THE DAILY MAIL says, "Shallow, stupid and totally vacuous new musical." THE DAILY TELEGRAPH says, "Far from being guaranteed to blow your mind, We Will Rock You is guaranteed to bore you rigid." BRIAN LOGAN for THE GUARDIAN says, "The songs are recreated meticulously. Diehard Queen fans may be satisfied...... You will find nothing bohemian, and precious little that's rhapsodic, here."
Directed by Christopher Renshaw and choreographed by Arlene Phillips, the show features Nigel Planer, Tony Vincent , Hannah Jane Fox , Sharon D Clarke , Alexander Hanson , Kerry Ellis and Nigel Clauzel.
We Will Rock You does not chronicle the story of the band, Queen, rather it incorporates the songs of the rock group in a similar way that Abba songs are used in 'Mamma Mia!'. 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......