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Review: We Will Rock You in Sydney #WWRYAU

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On hump day this week, I had the pleasure of going to watch a musical — We Will Rock You. After being offered the chance to review the show, I went along to it with a friend from my old workplace. Spontaneous plans are always great!

Having never been to the Lyric Theatre before, I was duly impressed by the venue. I was excited by the seats we got — we were seated in the stalls section. They don’t sound as fancy as dress circle but they are definitely a lot closer to the stage! I don’t know about you but when I go to the theatre, I do like being up close.

We will rock you

Photo by Jeff Busby

The show started with a bang. Or is that a riff? The scene is set for the viewers — it is the year 2350 on iplanet {previously known as earth}. Live music is banned and free thinking and individuality are all but nearly wiped out. However, there is group of rebels who still believe in a thing called ‘rock’. However, they are waiting for someone to lead them. Enter ‘the dreamer’ — Galileo Figaro (Gareth Keegan). He sees words in his dreams which he cannot understand. He scribbles them in notebooks and once, tried to create music using strings across a lunch box, facing the wrath of the Killer Queen (Casey Donovan). Galileo meets yet another outcast — Scaramouche (Erin Clare) — a feisty girl with free will. Together they meet the rest of the rebels and attempt to bring back rock.

We will rock you

Photo by Jeff Busby

The story is a bit far-fetched and yet, predictable. The dialogue is quite funny with several laugh out loud moments thanks to references to pop culture and music. But the point of going to this musical by Ben Elton is not for the plot; rather it’s for the fantastic songs of rock legends, Queen. The cast provide renditions of Under Pressure, Somebody to love me, Radio Ga Ga, Another one bites the dust, We will rock you, We are the champions and of course, Bohemian Rhapsody among other Queen hits.

As someone who loves rock music, watching this musical was akin to being at a concert. I only wished I could have engaged in some head banging! Having not gone to a concert in over two years, this was an incredible experience and reminded me why I need to go to more concerts. The cast are so obviously talented in their singing especially the women. Special mention must go to the awesome band! Their music was mind-blowingingly good! 

We will rock you

Photo by Jeff Busby

We Will Rock You is currently playing in Sydney at the Lyric theatre. It has had over 3600 performances in the UK and 16 million tickets sold worldwide. In the UK, the show has had over 3600 standing ovations. If Sydney’s show was anything to go by, these standing ovations are going to continue here as well. So if you are looking for a fun night out with your partner or maybe something to do with your teenagers, you should definitely go watch this musical!

If you loved Queen, or for that matter, are a fan of rock and roll, you will not regret this.

That’s my cue to sift through my music and re-listen to Queen. Because they certainly do rock.

***Linking up with Sammie, Shannon and Karin for The Ultimate Rabbit Hole

Until next time,

Cheers!!!

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  • texerinsydney
    May 6, 2016 at 5:04 pm

    I saw We Will Rock You in London with Mig (from Rock Star INXS) in the lead. It was crazy good, but I’d guess 10 years ago. I’d love to go see it in Sydney.
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    • Sanch @ Living my Imperfect Life
      May 6, 2016 at 6:29 pm

      It was so good…loved the music! If you get a chance, you should totally go. I wish I could have seen Queen play live

  • texerinsydney
    May 6, 2016 at 5:04 pm

    I saw We Will Rock You in London with Mig (from Rock Star INXS) in the lead. It was crazy good, but I’d guess 10 years ago. I’d love to go see it in Sydney.
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    • Sanch @ Living my Imperfect Life
      May 6, 2016 at 6:29 pm

      It was so good…loved the music! If you get a chance, you should totally go. I wish I could have seen Queen play live

  • Sammie @ The Annoyed Thyroid
    May 7, 2016 at 8:32 am

    I first saw this show in London years ago but I loved this fresh, new Australian version. The jokes were bang up to date and I loved the Aussiefications (for want of a better word.) Did you know the band all have to be approved by Queen before they can be part of the show?! No wonder they’re so good!
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  • Sammie @ The Annoyed Thyroid
    May 7, 2016 at 8:32 am

    I first saw this show in London years ago but I loved this fresh, new Australian version. The jokes were bang up to date and I loved the Aussiefications (for want of a better word.) Did you know the band all have to be approved by Queen before they can be part of the show?! No wonder they’re so good!
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  • Amy @ HandbagMafia
    May 7, 2016 at 9:28 am

    This looks so awesome!

  • Amy @ HandbagMafia
    May 7, 2016 at 9:28 am

    This looks so awesome!

  • Karin @ Calm to Conniption
    May 10, 2016 at 10:08 pm

    Looks brilliant! I hope it comes to Brisbane!
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  • Karin @ Calm to Conniption
    May 10, 2016 at 10:08 pm

    Looks brilliant! I hope it comes to Brisbane!
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