Ready to rock you
PUBLISHED: 12:47 04 October 2011
THE smash hit Queen and Ben Elton musical We Will Rock You will be returning to The Bristol Hippodrome in less than two weeks.
The production will be staged at the venue from October 11-29 for a rocking three-week run before continuing around the UK.
The cast for Bristol features former Hearsay member Noel Sullivan, who has recently been wowing London’s West End audiences as Danny in Grease.
He will be playing the part of Galileo, the nervous boy who must become a bohemian hero to help save the future of rock music.
Alongside Noel is Sheffield actor Ian Reddington, who is one of the only people to have two major roles in both EastEnders and Coronation Street as Richard Cole aka Tricky Dicky and Vernon Tomlin respectively.
He will perform the role Pop, a librarian who is stuck in his hippie past and is searching to find answers to the end of rock music, whilst former Brookside star Leon Lopez heads up the bohemians as their leader Britney.
The 2009 UK tour of the acclaimed production visited six cities starting in March 2009 and came to an end in style at Dublin’s O2 Arena at the end of January 2010. The tour sold more than half a million tickets, setting and smashing box office records.
The production is directed by Ben Elton, with Queen’s Brian May and Roger Taylor as music supervisors, Arlene Phillips oversees the musical staging and choreography.
Writer Ben Elton has fashioned a hilarious futurist comedy around more than 24 of Queen’s biggest hit songs delivered in a show that boasts the scale and spectacle that marked Queen’s live performances. Tickets, priced £27.50-55, are available via www.bristolhippodrome.org.uk