Rock band Queen and Ben Elton’s We Will Rock You returns to London in 2023 for a historic residency at the London Coliseum – the same stage which saw Freddie Mercury’s Royal Ballet gala performance in 1979.

We Will Rock You - London Coliseum Logo

Queen legends Brian May and Roger Taylor have reacted to the news that We Will Rock You is returning to the West End. 

21 years after it first played in the West End, the production will enjoy a strictly limited 12-week season with GTOs able to buy tickets at a discounted rate for groups of 10+ and 15+ people. 

Featuring 24 of Queen’s greatest hits, We Will Rock You is said to rival the scale and spectacle of the band’s live performances. Brian May and Roger Taylor from the original Queen line-up have said they are delighted that the show will back in London once again.

Brian May said: “I’m thrilled we finally have this opportunity to put We Will Rock You back on stage in London, where it was born. The show’s original message of the fight to re-establish individuality in a dystopian corporate world is even more relevant now than when we began.

“It will be a completely new production that will burst on to the prestigious London Coliseum stage – but the story, the humour, and of course the Queen music, will hit you harder than ever.”

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First premiering at London’s Dominion Theatre in 2002, We Will Rock You was seen by six million people over 4,600 performances during a 12-year run, becoming one of the most successful musicals in West End history and the longest runner at the Dominion by a margin of nine years.

The performance tells the story of a 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.

Scaramouche and Galileo, two young outsiders, cannot come to terms with the bleak conformist reality. They join the Bohemians and embark on the search to find the unlimited power of freedom, love and rock.

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