Casting has been announced for the brand new 2019/2020 tour of Queen and Ben Elton’s smash hit musical We Will Rock You, which will storm the UK and Ireland from 19 September.
Taking on the role of Galileo is Olivier Award nominee Ian McIntosh (Beautiful – The Carole King Musical / The Commitments), who will be joined by Elena Skye (Les Misérables / Kinky Boots) in the role of Scaramouche. Playing Killer Queen is Jennifer O’Leary (Heathers The Musical / Rent), with Michael McKell (Macbeth / Blood Brothers) as Buddy. Adam Strong (Jesus Christ Superstar / Rock of Ages) will take on the role of Khashoggi, with David-Michael Johnson (We Will Rock You, Germany / Jesus Christ Superstar) reprising the role of Brit and Amy Di Bartolomeo (Bat Out of Hell / Priscilla Queen of the Desert) playing Oz.
Brian May said: “This is a stunning state-of-the art new-look production of WWRY - but of course the original story is now more relevant than ever. We’re confident WWRY fans will love revisiting the world’s first true Rock Theatrical, and a whole new generation will now discover the VIBE!”
Featuring 24 of Queen’s biggest hits and Ben Elton’s hilarious futuristic comedy writing, We Will Rock You boasts the scale and spectacle that marked the band’s legendary live performances. This global phenomenon will continue to be one of the most spectacular musicals to tour the United Kingdom & Ireland.
The show has seen unprecedented success in theatres and arenas around the world and the nine month tour will see the Rock Theatrical performed in front of thousands of rock fans in Bromley, Ipswich, Sheffield, Edinburgh, Newcastle, Derry, Dublin, Southend, Leeds, Nottingham, Plymouth, Glasgow, Blackpool, Hull, Southampton, Manchester, Aberdeen, Bradford, Canterbury, Oxford, Llandudno, Bristol, Milton Keynes, Liverpool, Cardiff, Birmingham, Norwich, Northampton, Bournemouth, Stoke and Reading.
Since 2002 over 15 million theatregoers in 17 countries have been thrilled by We Will Rock You’s awe-inspiring production showcasing a number of Queen’s finest hits, including We Are The Champions, Radio Ga Ga, I Want To Break Free, Somebody To Love, Killer Queen, Under Pressure, Bohemian Rhapsody, Another One Bites The Dust and, of course, We Will Rock You. Before closing its glorious 12 year run at London’s Dominion Theatre, the show was performed an astonishing 4600 times.
The touring production of We Will Rock You reaches theatres carrying with it an impressive legacy: when it first became news that one of Britain’s most phenomenally successful comedy writers Ben Elton was teaming up with legends of rock, Queen, for a musical there was much speculation on what such a unique collaboration would turn out. So impressed after attending the original workshop, screen icon Robert De Niro and his company Tribeca came on board as American partners. De Niro continues to support the show, even making a special visit to London in 2013 to help celebrate the 10th anniversary in style. The audience erupted with thunderous applause, as he joined the cast on stage after the landmark performance.
The announcement of the We Will Rock You UK & Ireland tour follows the smash hit release of the hugely anticipated Queen biopic ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’. The Oscar nominated film, celebrating the career of one of the greatest ever rock bands has wowed Queen fans all around the world, opening at the number one box office position in over 30 countries.
19 - 21 September 2019 Bromley Churchill Theatre
23 - 28 September 2019 Ipswich Regent Theatre
30 September - 5 October 2019 Sheffield Lyceum
7 - 12 October 2019 Edinburgh Playhouse
14 - 19 October 2019 Newcastle Theatre Royal
21 - 26 October 2019 Derry Millennium
28 October - 2 November 2019 Dublin Bord Gais Theatre
5 - 9 November 2019 Southend Cliffs Pavilion
11 - 23 November 2019 Leeds Grand Theatre
25 - 30 November 2019 Nottingham Concert Hall
2 - 7 December 2019 Plymouth Theatre Royal
9 - 28 December 2019 Glasgow Theatre Royal
6 - 11 January 2020 Blackpool Opera House
13 - 18 January 2020 Hull New Theatre
20 - 25 January 2020 Southampton Mayflower Theatre
27 January - 8 February 2020 Manchester Palace
10 - 15 February 2020 Aberdeen His Majesty’s Theatre
17 - 22 February 2020 Bradford Alhambra
24 - 29 February 2020 Canterbury Marlowe
2 - 7 March 2020 Oxford New Theatre
9 - 14 March 2020 Llandudno Venue Cymru
16 - 21 March 2020 Bristol Hippodrome
23 - 28 March 2020 Milton Keynes Theatre
30 March - 4 April 2020 Liverpool Empire
6 - 18 April 2020 Cardiff Millennium Centre
20 April - 2 May 2020 Birmingham Hippodrome
4 - 9 May 2020 Norwich Theatre Royal
11 - 16 May 2020 Northampton Derngate
18 - 23 May 2020 Bournemouth Pavilion Theatre
25 - 30 May 2020 Stoke Regent Theatre
1 – 6 June 2020 Bromley Churchill Theatre
15 – 20 June 2020 Newcastle Theatre Royal
22 – 27 June 2020 Southend Cliffs Pavilion
29 June – 4 July 2020 Ipswich Regent Theatre
6 – 11 July 2020 Reading Hexagon