ONE dream, one vision, one smash hit... The Star is bringing West End musical We Will Rock You to Sheffield on its first world arena tour.
Featuring the hits of rock legends Queen, it promises to be a spectacular night out and will rock the Motorpoint Arena, says the band’s legendary guitarist Brian May.
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Thousands of people are expected to snap up seats for five performances, from Thursday to Sunday, May 30 to June 2, at the Attercliffe venue.
Tickets go on general sale on Friday, from 9am.
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This multi-million-pound production is the latest West End musical to be staged at the venue following the show’s triumphant 2010 and 2011 UK theatre tours.
We Will Rock You, based around more than 20 hits by Queen, is a feel-good show that boasts the scale and spectacle which marked the band’s legendary live performances.
May, who is supervising the music with Queen drummer Roger Taylor, said: “The show will feature a new arena-size design - a big night out for all.
“After our first 10 years, this is the next giant step for We Will Rock You.”
Unprecedented success in theatres paved the way for the step into arenas.
The last UK tour visited six cities across 13 months and sold more than half a million tickets, setting and smashing box office records.
Comedian and author Ben Elton, who has written the show, said: “We take the legend of Queen and create our own fantastical story of young kids battling the might of corporations who want to suppress their individuality and love of music.
“They need a hero who can help them in their struggle, and we have two – the dreamer Galileo and the sassy rock chick Scaramouche. Guess who ends up winning?”
May said: “The amazing bonus is Ben’s script subtly works as a metaphor too.
“People definitely come out of the theatre feeling that in a strange way they now know us, Queen, and our struggle, our journey.”
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Tickets go on general sale from Friday at 9am when you will be able to buy in person from the Box Office, call 0114 256 5656 or book online at www.motorpointarenasheffield.co.uk or www.arenaticketshop.co.uk.