Queen’s most popular hits in musical theatre production

Stuart Brown as Galileo in We Will Rock You.

Queen and Ben Elton’s multi award-winning rock musical We Will Rock You is being staged at Artscape theatre until Sunday June 4.

According to promoters, We Will Rock You is not a tribute show, and does it tell the story of Queen or Freddie Mercury. Instead, it is a large full scale new vision musical theatre production with its own storyline set to the music of 24 of Queen’s most popular hits, including Crazy Little Thing Called Love, Killer Queen, We are the Champions, Bohemian Rhapsody and We Will Rock You. The show is about a group of bohemians in a dystopian future without musical instruments. A handful of rock rebels, the bohemians, together with society misfits Scaramouche and Galileo, embark on the search to find the unlimited power of freedom, love and the rebirth of the age of rock.

The world tour of We Will Rock You, featuring an all-South African cast, crew and band began in the Philippines in October 2022. After touring Asia, the musical returned home, playing to packed houses at Montecasino’s Teatro in Johannesburg and is now at the Artscape.

The 27-member all South African cast is a combination of established, well-known performers and fresh new talent, making their musical theatre debut.

Capetonian Nicolette Fernandes plays the leading role of Scaramouche alongside fellow Capetonian, Stuart Brown as Galileo, the dreamer who hears strange words in his head.

Shows on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays are at 8pm, with Saturday performances at 3pm and 8pm; and on Sundays at 2pm and 6pm. Tickets cost from R200 to R500 with special discounts on Tuesdays from R100 to R350.

Book on line at www.showtime.co.za or www.ticketmaster.co.za