West End smash hit musical We Will Rock You's special tenth anniversary celebration show takes place at the Dominion Theatre, London, tonight, May 14.
Created by Ben Elton and Queen, the highly anticipated musical opened at the Dominion on May 14, 2002, and has since earned itself a place in the top ten of the West End’s longest running musicals in a list which includes Phantom of the Opera, Les Misérables and The Lion King.
We Will Rock You’s continuing popular appeal was most recently highlighted when, nine years after it opened, it won the 2011 Olivier Audience Award for Best Musical, the only award voted entirely by the public. This is the second award received by public vote, following on from the WhatsonStage.com Best New Musical award the show received in 2003.
In its ten-year run We Will Rock You has built a fiercely loyal following across all ages with some fans having visited the show more than 400 times, couples have met and married through the show, and when Queen’s Brian May himself popped up in the Box Office to personally hand over the 1 millionth ticket purchased (September 22, 2003), it was a 61-year-old grandmother who was buying the ticket to treat her 4-year-old great grandson to see the show.
The show has now been seen by over 6 million people at the Dominion and 13 million around the world.
While no one is yet issuing a list of what special guests might be expected in the audience or possibly even on stage tonight, May 14, with the credentials of creators Queen and Ben Elton and its producers, which include Robert De Niro, there’s reason to believe in finding signs of scorched earth around the site of the Dominion Theatre the day after.
For ticket details and availability at www.wewillrockyou.co.uk or telephone ticket line: 0844 847 1775.