As a Queen fan, I couldn’t wait to see this musical jukebox and the show is packed with hit after hit of instantly recognizable hits from their back catalogue.
Bohemian Rhapsody, Radio Ga Ga and I Want to Break Free are just a few of those featured and the incredibly talented cast did not disappoint.
We Will Rock You is set in a distant, dystopian future where Earth is called the iPlanet and its inhabitants wear the same clothes, think the same thoughts, and exist in a haze of brain death.
This system prohibits musical instruments and composers, while rock music is virtually unknown.
The musical tells the story of Galileo, Scaramouche, Killer Queen and the other bohemians, and allows audiences to join them on their journey to discover the holy grail of rock and restore the free exchange of thought, fashion and culture. live music.
The show first premiered in 2002, but the script has been updated to reflect changing times since, with even a few nods to the coronavirus pandemic included.
Galileo (Ian McIntosh) gave a high-energy performance, referencing some Freddie Mercury mannerisms along the way, and his voice shone in many songs, especially We Are The Champions, which had the audience all hands on. in the air, swinging them. Side by side.
Scaramouche (Elena Skye) had an impeccable voice, with one of the show’s standout performances being Somebody to Love, as did Meat (Martina Ciabatti Mennell) with No One But You.
Killer Queen (Jennifer O’Leary) played an excellent Cruella de Vil type character from the rock world, managing to produce the big vocals needed for songs like The Show Must Go On.
Cliff (Michael McKell) also had some of the best comic book lines that made audiences laugh.
It’s full of silliness with some hilarious punchlines courtesy of writer Ben Elton’s acting skills, and while the script is really crazy, it’s a lot of fun.
With a fantastic performance from a live band, it’s no wonder the show managed to get a standing ovation on its opening night.
We Will Rock You, which is on tour across the UK until September, is playing at Birmingham Hippodrome until July 30.