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MUSICAL: Dublin gets ready to rock

Saturday, 3rd August, 2019 7:00pm
MUSICAL: Dublin gets ready to rock
MUSICAL: Dublin gets ready to rock

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 September.

Taking on the role of Galileo is Olivier Award nominee Ian McIntosh,  who will be joined by Elena Skye in the role of Scaramouche.

Playing Killer Queen is Jennifer O’Leary with Michael McKell as Buddy. Adam Strong will take on the role of Khashoggi, with David-Michael Johnson reprising the role of Brit and Amy Di Bartolomeo playing Oz.

Brian May said: “This is a stunning state-of-the art new-look production, but of course the original story is now more relevant than ever.

“We’re confident 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 and Ireland.

The show has seen unprecedented success in theatres and arenas around the world. The nine month tour will see the rock theatrical performed in front of thousands of rock fans.

Since 2002 over 15 million theatregoers in 17 countries have been thrilled by We Will Rock You’s awe-inspiring production.

Before closing its glorious 12-year run at London’s Dominion Theatre, the show was performed an astonishing 4,600 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 con-tinues to support the show, and even made a special visit to London in 2013 to help celebrate the 10th anniversary in style.

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.

We Will Rock You is in the Dublin Bord Gais Theatre from October 28 to November 2.

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