We Will Rock You to Close in London; Daddy Cool to Open

News   We Will Rock You to Close in London; Daddy Cool to Open Producers of We Will Rock You, the Ben Elton musical based on rock group Queen’s catalogue, have announced that the show will finish its West End four-and-a-half year run at the Dominion Theatre on Oct. 7. It is expected the show will then commence a tour of the U.K.

Elton’s rock fantasy is set in the future and portrays globalization as an evil force that bans live performance in favor of computer-generated cyber music.

Despite a poor reception by London’s critics when the musical received its world premiere in April 2002, the show has achieved its own version of globalization playing to audiences in many countries, including America, Germany, Spain and Russia.

The show features 24 of Queen’s hits including “Radio Ga Ga,” “I Want it All,” “Crazy Little Thing Called Love,” “Don’t Stop Me Now” and “Bohemian Rhapsody.”

The producers have reportedly said that a return to London after a national tour is possible. In the meantime London audiences will be offered yet another show in the back-catalogue genre that has proved so popular with producers, in the form of Daddy Cool, a musical based mainly on the seventies band Boney M.

Daddy Cool previews April 26 and opens at London’s Shaftesbury Theatre on May 16.

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