We Will Rock You at London Coliseum

We Will Rock You at London Coliseum


Posted 2023-03-06 by Andy Colemanfollow

Fri 02 Jun 2023 - Sun 27 Aug 2023

West End leading lady and Loose Women panellist Brenda Edwards will star alongside musical theatre stalwart Lee Mead in Queen and Ben Elton’s smash-hit show We Will Rock You at London Coliseum from June 2 till August 27, 2023.

Brenda will take the role of Killer Queen, a part she previously played in the show's UK tour and its record-breaking Dominion Theatre run. Lee will star as Khashoggi. Ian McIntosh and Elena Skyewill will reprise their roles as Galileo Figaro and Scaramouche in the new production which features 24 of Queen ’s greatest hits. Scriptwriter Ben Elton returns to the director’s chair for its London homecoming.

Tickets are on sale at www.wewillrockyoulondon.co.uk

We Will Rock You  tells the story of 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. 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.

Brenda first found fame in the second season of The X Factor, where she made it to the semi-final. She has since had leading roles in hit musicals including Mama Morton in Chicago, Deloris Van Cartier in Sister Act The Musical and Motormouth Maybelle in Hairspray.

She says: “I’m delighted to be stepping back into the shoes of the legendary Killer Queen, and this time at the iconic London Coliseum I can’t wait to work with Ben Elton again, the hugely talented Lee Mead and the rest of the amazing company.

As the winner of the BBC One series Any Dream Will Do in 2007, Lee was awarded the prize of the lead role in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. His subsequent theatre credits include Billy Flynn in Chicago, Caractacus Potts in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Emmett Forrest in Legally Blonde and Fiyero in Wicked.

Lee says: “I can’t wait to bring Queen’s legendary songs back to the London stage. We start rehearsing in April – bring it on!

It has been 21 years since We Will Rock You premiered at London’s Dominion Theatre, where it was seen by six million people over 4600 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. It also found unprecedented popularity around the world, playing to a global audience of 20 million across 28 countries.

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