Queen and Ben Elton's ‘We Will Rock You’
Friday 7th - Sunday 9th June 2013
- Doors Open:
Friday: 7.30pm, Saturday: 2.30pm & 7.30pm, Sunday: 2.30pm
£22.50, £29.50, £32.50, £39.50 & £42.50
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Former Coronation Street star Kevin Kennedy and X Factor finalist and West End actress Brenda Edwards are to star in the first ever We Will Rock You Arena Tour, following their previous success in the roles. Kevin Kennedy, best known for his role as ‘Curly Watts’ in the long running soap Coronation Street, will reprise the role of ‘Pop’, a librarian who is stuck in his ‘hippie’ past and is searching to find answers to the end of rock music. Brenda Edwards who rose to fame in ITV1’s talent show ‘The X Factor’ will again play the domineering role of ‘Killer Queen’, Head of Globalsoft, the corporation responsible for the banning of all instruments and musical originality. Kevin and Brenda are currently starring in the West End production at the Dominion Theatre and will join the UK leg of the world tour to perform in Newcastle at the Metro Radio Arena from Friday 7th – Sunday 9th June 2013.
They will be joined by MiG Ayesa (Rock of Ages, Thriller Live) who will be reprising the role of ‘Galileo’ after successful international and West End runs since 2005 and Lucie Jones, who shot to fame as an X Factor finalist in 2009 and went on to perform in Les Miserables will perform the role of Meat.
Unprecedented success in theatres around the world has paved the way for ‘We Will Rock You’ to make the step into Arenas, where the Rock Theatrical will be performed in front of thousands of rock fans every night.
Speaking about the tour, Kevin Kennedy said: “I’m so excited to return to the We Will Rock You Tour, especially to be a part of the first ever Arena Tour, rocking out to thousands of fans every night. It’s going to be huge!”
Brenda Edwards is equally thrilled: “I love performing as Killer Queen and can’t wait to take We Will Rock You back on the road!”
Lauren Samuels will return to the role of Scaramouche after her run at the Dominion in 2011/2012. Khashoggi will be played by Sean Kingsley who has appeared in Les Miserables, Cats, and Billy Elliot.
The production is written and directed by Ben Elton, who has fashioned a hilarious futuristic comedy around more than 24 of Queen’s biggest hit songs delivered in a show that boasts the scale and spectacle that marked Queen’s live performances.
“This show is all about legend,” says Ben Elton. “We take the legend of Queen and create our own fantastical story of young kids battling the might corporations who want to suppress their individuality and their love of music. They need a hero who can help them in their struggle, and we have two – the dreamer Galileo and the sassy rock chick Scaramouche. Guess who ends up winning?”
On announcing the Arena tour, Queen’s Brian May said: “After our first 10 years in Rock Theatricality, this is the next giant step for We Will Rock You - and the show will feature a brand new arena-size design - a big night out for all!”
With a wink and many ironic sideswipes, WE WILL ROCK YOU is more than just a show title, more than a musical, and more than a rock concert - it is a promise: WE WILL ROCK YOU!
Tickets costing £22.50, £29.50, £32.50, £39.50 & £42.50 are available online, from the booking hotline number 0844 493 6666, and in person at the Metro Radio Arena Box Office.