We Will Rock You to close in the West End 31 May 2014
Queen musical We Will Rock You has today announced that it will play its final performance at the Dominion Theatre in London's West End on 31 May 2014. The production has been at the venue for 12 years, originally opening on 14 May 2002.
When the musical closes in the West End on 31 May 2014, it will have been performed 4,600 times. The show is the longest running production at the Dominion Theatre by over nine years, and is now in the top-ten of London's longest running musicals of all time.
General Manager of the Dominion Theatre, David Pearson, has today said: “It has been a privilege to have hosted We Will Rock You for the past 12 years. To have the show rocking the Dominion and seeing a standing ovation night after night has been quite amazing. We wish the show every success for the future, as we now prepare to accelerate our restoration and refurbishment programme ready to welcome an exciting new production in 2015.”
A replacement show is yet to be announced.
We Will Rock You features a score by rock band Queen, and book by Ben Elton. It has been seen by 6.5 million people and has been performed in 28 countries around the world. In 2011 the show won the Olivier Audience Award, voted for by the public. It is produced in the West End by Phil McIntyre Entertainments, Queen Theatrical Productions and Tribeca Theatrical presentation, and will play its final performance at the Dominion Theatre on Saturday 31 May 2014 at 7.30pm.