Monday, 5 September 2016

We Will Rock You Melbourne REVIEW

When it comes to music I am an easy going person and like to mix it up. Obviously there is my preferred type of music styles but when I was asked to attend We Will Rock You I was more then delighted to go along as I had heard amazing things about it last time around when they were in town.

We Will Rock You will have you singing along, clapping your hands, swaying them in the air and either stamping the legs or smacking the thighs to an array of hit Queen songs, and throwing in a range of current/past hit song titles during the production character’s lines.

The musical takes you through what they would imagine being the future for all of us. Music is being made digitally in the year 2350 and live music is banned on Earth rather than real instruments, which will have you see main characters Scaramouche (Erin Claire from Heathers, Phantom of the Opera) and Galileo (Gareth Keegan from Jersey Boys, Broadway to Oz) going back through history of the classic's to find the last standing guitar and fight against a diet of synthesized pop with the Bohemian’s.

It's a musical that is suitable for 13 years and above, but well loved by those who were around for Queen being one of the musical leaders. We Will Rock You has been crowned UK’s favorite show at the Olivier awards 2011, British theatre’s answer to the Oscars, had over 3600 performances in the UK in which resulted in 3600 standing ovations, has sold over 6 million tickets in the UK and tallying to 16 million worldwide!

A stellar theatre musical that is made by Queen and Ben Elton travelling worldwide and playing all those hit Queen songs we love: Another One Bites The Dust, Under Pressure, Killer Queen, We Are The Champions and of course, wouldn't be complete without We Will Rock You.

Australian Idol's very own Casey Donovan takes to the stage in a character role playing ‘Killer Queen’ in which will see Casey play out the ‘not to meant to be liked’ character that belts out those high notes and reminisced times for me when I watched her on the TV for Australian Idol. There is something that just has me impressed and feeling proud when we get to see those who rocked it on Australian reality shows go on to be with us for awhile to enjoy.

We Will Rock You is touring back in Melbourne right now until October 30, 2016, at Regent Theatre with a wide selection of show times throughout the week to suit any schedule.

The show does run for quite some time so I recommend you have a stock up the drinks and snacks as you will be there for 2hrs and 45mins for the show run time which is inclusive of a 20 min interval break. Tickets are from $71.07 at Ticketek.

Disclosure: This post is brought to you by We Will Rock You and Nuffnang. I was gifted tickets to attend the above mentioned musical as media in exchange for its promotion here. I received monetary payment for this review/feature and all opinions expressed in this post are entirely my own. 
Photo credits are by Jeff Busby 

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