Alex Gaumond Returns to Star in We Will Rock You in the West End

News   Alex Gaumond Returns to Star in We Will Rock You in the West End Alex Gaumond, who has previously played the role of Galileo in the U.K. tour of We Will Rock You, will join the West End company in the same role beginning Aug. 8. He most recently originated the role of Emmett in the West End premiere of Legally Blonde – the Musical, in which he played an 18-month stint.

Alex Gaumond
Alex Gaumond

He is contracted to star in the West End run through January 2012. In a press statement, Brian May, the show's co-creator and original Queen band member, commented, "Alex is a superb actor, and his interpretation of Galileo on tour in the UK was a huge hit with audiences. We look forward to a new triumph in the Dominion, in WWRY’s 10th year."

Gaumond replaces Ricardo Alfonso, who leaves We Will Rock You to star in the new stage version of Irving Berlin's Top Hat.

In other We Will Rock You news, Mazz Murray, the show's longest-serving Killer Queen who played the role from 2004 to 2010 until her departure on maternity leave last year, will make a return to the show for a special two-week farewell season. She will replace the current Killer Queen Brenda Edwards for a two-week stint, Aug. 8-20.

In addition, a special performance of the show on Sept. 5 will be held to mark the 65th birthday of the late Queen front man Freddie Mercury, whose statue towers above the theatre entrance. Proceeds of this special performance will be directed through the Freddie For A Day campaign to The Mercury Phoenix Trust, the charity set up in his name to fight HIV/AIDS worldwide.

To book tickets, contact the box office on 0870 169 0116, or visit www.wewillrockyou.co.uk.

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