Arts & Entertainment

We Will Rock You

Queen fans get ready to rock as this phenomenally successful musical returns to the Riverside Theatre!

We Will Rock You is based on the songs of Queen with a book by Ben Elton and has thrilled over 16 million theatergoers in 19 countries since 2002.

Emma Mylott, who plays the role of Oz, has been singing since the age of twelve, appeared on The Voice, and also had a major role in last year’s production of Les Miserables.

“It’s a fun musical with all Queen music and the characters are all over the top. It’s the story of an evil lady who wants to make everyone equal – think the same, listen to the same music, wear the same clothes, and have the same beliefs. Then there’s the Bohemians or rock musicians, who believe in individuality – and the battle is on!”

With 50 performers and a live band on stage the story unfolds through 24 of Queen’s most popular songs including We Are The Champions, Radio Ga Ga, I Want To Break Free and Bohemian Rhapsody.

Mylott credits the show’s outstanding success to the music by Queen.

“Queen’s music carries the show. Everybody loves their music and the show is also light and funny.”

But do audiences have to be a fan of Queen to enjoy the show?

“I don’t think so. I’m surprised at how many families are coming along. I’m hearing a lot of ‘we’re taking our kids to see it and they’re super excited’. All these young kids getting into Queen and rock music – I think that’s just awesome!” (MMo)

Feb 12–27. Riverside Theatres Parramatta. $30-$64.75+b.f. Tickets & Info: www.riversideparramatta.com.au

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