The full cast for the upcoming UK & Ireland tour of We Will Rock You The Musical has been confirmed.
We Will Rock You is a musical based on the songs of Queen. With a book by Ben Elton, the show tells the story of a group of Bohemians hoping to bring live rock music back to a dystopian world set 300 years in the future.
The new We Will Rock You UK tour is currently scheduled to open at Bromley Churchill in September 2019 and will run into 2020.
The confirmed cast includes Olivier Award nominee Ian McIntosh (Beautiful – The Carole King Musical / The Commitments) in the role of Galileo with Elena Skye (Les Misérables / Kinky Boots) in the role of Scaramouche.
Playing Killer Queen is Jennifer O’Leary (Heathers The Musical / Rent), with Michael McKell (Macbeth / Blood Brothers) as Buddy.
Further casting features Adam Strong (Jesus Christ Superstar / Rock of Ages) as Khashoggi, David-Michael Johnson (We Will Rock You, Germany / Jesus Christ Superstar) as Brit and Amy Di Bartolomeo (Bat Out of Hell / Priscilla Queen of the Desert) as Oz.
Appearing in the ensemble are Laura Ava-Scott, Emily Olive Boyd, Jack Chambers, Louis Clarke-Clare, Victoria Collins, Christopher D Hunt, Anna Davey, Joanne Harper, Crystal Leah, Edward Leigh, Kate Leiper, Andres Quero Marin, Sam Robinson and Sjoerd van der Meer with Jacob Fearey and Ellie Mitchell as swings.
Queen's Brian May said: “This is a stunning state-of-the-art new-look production of WWRY – but of course the original story is now more relevant than ever. We’re confident WWRY fans will love revisiting the world’s first true Rock Theatrical, and a whole new generation will now discover the VIBE!”
Since its premiere in 2002, over 15 million people in 17 countries have seen the musical, which features 24 of Queen's biggest hits including We Are The Champions, Radio Ga Ga, I Want To Break Free, Somebody To Love, Killer Queen, Don’t Stop Me Now, Under Pressure, Bohemian Rhapsody, Another One Bites The Dust and, of course, We Will Rock You.