Ten Years of We Will Rock You….

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In 2012 the hit musical We Will Rock You celebrates its 10th Birthday. Written by Ben Elton and featuring the songs of the iconic rock band Queen, We Will Rock You premiered at the Dominion Theatre in May 2002. Since then the show has proved to be highly popular with those visiting London on a theatre break and has been seen by over 5.5 million people at the London venue and by over 13 million worldwide.

Featuring an array of best selling Queen songs We Will Rock You the musical offers a unique and innovative story that is set in a futuristic dystopian world. The songs of Queen are used to bind the urban narrative together in a spectacular piece of musical production. In 2011 the show won the Olivier Audience Award for Best Musical, in the same year that Queen fans were celebrating 40 years since the band’s creation.

Queen are one of the biggest selling rock bands of all time. Consisting of the late Freddie Mercury, Brian May, Roger Taylor and John Deacon they achieved huge success. Since forming in the early 1970s the band has totalled up over 300 million record sales, seven Ivor Novello awards and in 2001 they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

With eighteen number one albums and eighteen number one singles, Queen are renowned across the globe. Through rereleases and features on popular movie soundtracks their music has reached across they years to stay popular with new generations.

In honour of the ten year anniversary of We Will Rock you a special performance is being given on the 14th May. While details have not yet been released about the show it is sure to a fantastic and memorable event and a must for any fan of the show and the band

Are you planning a London break to see We Will Rock You? Which is your favourite Queen song?

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