Last February, I finally got to go and see the production I had been wanting to watch for a very long time. Having run for 11 years and being the 9th longest running west end show, We Will Rock You has always been a popular event, especially with the abstract storyline and the creative use of QUEEN songs that combine together to make an amazing spectacle to watch.
The play is a musical of sorts, however – as the name suggests – the only songs that are included in it are songs originally sung by QUEEN. These included classics such as Killer Queen, Play the game, Radio gaga, Who wants to live forever, I want to break free and, of course, the song that the performance revolves around – Bohemian Rhapsody.
As an avid fan of QUEEN, I was excited to go and see the performance, however I never would have expected what the experience was going to be like.
The storyline consisted of two main protagonists – named after lines in Bohemian Rhapsody, Galileo Figaro and Scaramouche (Scary Bush) – who were aided by an underground friend – Britney Spears – in a battle to try and find the Rhapsody, to try and bring Rock back into the world, a world in the far future in which a Killer Queen rules over the universe and only allows music she has concocted to brainwash the populous, except from the small group known as the Bohemians, the group to which Galileo and Scaramouche become a part of.
After being imprisoned by the Queen, the duo escape and continue to quest for it in the lake of living rock. To avoid spoiling the ending for those who have come to read this to see whether it would be worth watching, I will stop there.
Overall, the performance was a very interesting day out, and contrary to what I had though pre-watching, I have very few negative points to say about it. I assumed that, as I am a large QUEEN fan, that the vocals and music would never be up to scratch, however I definitely re-evaluated that view after watching the marvel. The acting complemented the music and the singing perfectly, and I would have to give the performance a high rating.