Arts & Entertainment

REVIEW: We Will Rock You

Photo: Grant Leslie

Packemin Productions and Riverside Theatres celebrate their 10th anniversary season this year and their 20th production is the phenomenally successful rock musical We Will Rock You. Prepare to be rocked!!

This musical is set in the distant future and tells of the Bohemian’s fight to restore individuality and live music in a world where the Killer Queen has forbidden music and the freedom to be different. Is music dead or just in deep sleep? Will the Bohemians achieve their Rhapsody?

Based on the music of the 70s iconic band Queen and on the book of Ben Elton, this production is dazzling entertainment and a pleasure to watch. It’s been said that Queen’s music carries the show, but it must be reaffirmed that without the right talent the show would falter.

Audiences will marvel at the incredible talent and professionalism on stage and also the passion which radiates from each and every performer.

The principal cast of seven is headed by Toby Francis and Kelsi Boyden as Galileo and Scaramouche respectively, with an ensemble cast of nearly 40 performers. Lovable villains are always a favourite amongst audiences and Debora Krizak is a delight as the deliciously evil Killer Queen.

The story is told through 24 of Queen’s favourite songs including Radio Ga Ga, I Want To Break Free, Somebody To Love, and We Will Rock You.

This is a show for young and old – actually, for anybody who has ever loved rock n’ roll! (MMo)

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