We Will Rock You for Playhouse

November 24, 2018 | By | Reply More

“Reimagined” Queen musical to return on UK tour

The Queen and Ben Elton musical We Will Rock You is to be reimagined for a 2019 UK and Ireland tour, coming to Edinburgh Playhouse in October 2019.

The new production will open in Bromley on September 19 before hitting the Playhouse for a week from Monday 7 to Saturday 12 October 2019. It will spend Christmas in Glasgow at the Theatre Royal (Dec 9 – 28 2019), and play His Majesties Aberdeen for a week  from Mon 5 to Sat 10 February 2020.

A scene from We Will Rock You (previous cast).

The show premiered in 2002 and is based on the songs of Queen with a book by Ben Elton (The Young Ones, Blackadder, Popcorn). Elton fashioned his science fiction romp around more than 24 of Queen’s biggest hit hits, including are We Are The Champions, Radio Ga Ga, I Want To Break Free and Killer Queen.

It is set in a globalised future without musical instruments. A handful of rock rebels, the Bohemians, fight against the all-powerful Globalsoft company and its boss, the Killer Queen; they fight for freedom, individuality and the rebirth of the age of rock.

Bohemian Rhapsody

The fact that young Scaramouche and Galileo cannot come to terms with the bleak conformist reality ensures that there is a place for Bohemian Rhapsody. And when they join the Bohemians, Another One Bites The Dust and they embark on the search to find the unlimited power of freedom, love and Rock in the title track.

The show’s arrival in Edinburgh will be almost ten years after the first UK tour parked itself at the Playhouse for an eight week Christmas stay on November 9 2009.

The announcement of the We Will Rock You tour follows hard on the heels of the release of Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody which has already become the highest-grossing musical biographical film of all time since it opened in the UK in October.

Casting details will be announced at a later date.

Listings

We Will Rock You
Playhouse 18 – 22 Greenside Place, EH1 3AA. Phone booking: 0844 871 3014
Monday 7 – Saturday 12 October 2019.
Evenings: 7.30pm. Matinee Wed, Sat: 2.30pm.
Tickets and details: Book online here.

 

We Will Rock You on tour 2019/2020:
Thurs 19 – Sat 21 Sept 2019 Bromley
Churchill Theatre
08448 717 620 Book online
Mon 23 – Sat 28 Sept 2019 Ipswich
Regent Theatre
01473 433100 Book online
Mon 30 Sept – Sat 5 Oct 2019 Sheffield
Lyceum Theatre
0114 249 6000 Book online
Mon 7 – Sat 12 Oct 2019 Edinburgh
Playhouse
0844 871 3014 Book online
Mon 14 – Sat 19 Oct 2019 Newcastle
Theatre Royal
08448 11 21 21 Book online
Mon 21 – Sat 26 Oct 2019 Londonderry
Millennium Forum
028 7126 4455 Book online
Mon 28 Oct – Sat 2 Nov 2019 Dublin
Bord Gais Energy Theatre
0818 719 377 Book online
Mon 5 – Sat 9 Nov 2019 Southend on Sea
Cliffs Pavilioin
01702 351135 Book online
Mon 11 – Sat 16 Nov 2019 Leeds
Grand Theatre
0844 848 2700 Book online
Tue 26 – Sat 30 Nov 2019 Nottingham
Concert Hall
0115 989 5555 Book online
Mon 2 – Sat 7 Dec 2019 Plymouth
Theatre Royal
01752 230440 Book online
Mon 9 – Sat 28 Dec 2019 Glasgow
Theatre Royal
0844 871 7647 Book online
Tour continues in 2020:
Mon 6 – Sat 11 Jan 2020 Blackpool
Opera House
0844 856 1111 Book online
Mon 13 – Sat 18 Jan 2020 Hull
New Theatre
01482 300 300 Book online
Mon 20 – Sat 25 Jan 2020 Southampton
The Mayflower Theatre
02380 711811 Book online
Mon 27 Jan – Sat 8 Feb 2020 Manchester
Palace Theatre
0844 871 3019 Book online
Mon 10 – Sat 15 Feb 2020 Aberdeen
His Majesty’s Theatre
01224 641122 Book online
Mon 17 – Sat 22 Feb 2020 Bradford
Alhambra
01274 432 000 Book online
Mon 24 – Sat 29 feb 2020 Canterbury
The Marlowe Theatre
01227 787787 Book online
Mon 2 – Sat 7 mar 2020 Oxford
New Theatre
0844 871 3020 Book online
Mon 9 – Sat 14 Mar 2020 Llandudno
Venue Cymru
01492 872000 Book online
Mon 16 – Sat 21 Mar 2020 Bristol
Hippodrome
0844 871 3012 Book online
Mon 23 – Sat 28 Mar 2020 Milton Keynes
Milton Keynes Theatre
08448 717652 Book online
Mon 30 Mar – Sat 4 Apr 2020 Liverpool
Empire
08448 713 017 Book online
Mon 6 – Sat 18 Apr 2020 Cardiff
Wales Millennium Centre
029 2063 6464 Book online
From 20 Apr 2020 Birmingham
Hippodrome
0844 338 5000 On sale soon
From 4 May 2020 Norwich
Theatre Royal
01603 63 00 00 On sale soon
From 11 May 2020 Northampton
Royal & Derngate
01604 624 811 On sale soon
Mon 18 – Sat 23 May 2020 Bournemouth
Pavilion Theatre
0844 576 3000 Book online
Mon 25 – Sat 30 May 2020 Stoke-on-Trent
Regent Theatre
0844 871 7649 Book online

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