Producers of the Australian tour of the worldwide smash hit musical WE WILL ROCK YOU today announced the dates and venues for the 2016 Australian national tour.

 

WE WILL ROCK YOU will begin at Sydney’s Lyric Theatre on 30 April 2016, then travel to the Lyric Theatre, QPAC, Brisbane from 3 July; then on to Melbourne’s Regent Theatre from 30 August. Perth’s Crown Theatre follows from 16 November, then the Festival Theatre, Adelaide from 3 January, 2017. Tickets for the Sydney and Melbourne seasons go on sale on 9 October, and Brisbane tickets are on sale from 30 October. Waitlist now for the Perth and Adelaide seasons, which will go on sale next year.

 

Since 2002 over 15 million theatregoers in 17 countries have been thrilled by this awe-inspiring production which is based on the songs of Queen with a book by Ben Elton (The Young Ones, Blackadder, Popcorn). Elton fashioned this hilarious futurist comedy around more than 24 of Queen’s biggest hit songs 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.

 

WE WILL ROCK YOU reflects the scale and spectacle that marked Queen’s live performances and earned the band its pinnacle position in rock history. With Queen’s Brian May and Roger Taylor as music supervisors and “a band without parallel in the theatre” behind the cast, the audience can expect WE WILL ROCK YOU to rock as fiercely as the best of Queen’s concerts.

 

The original Australian tour of WE WILL ROCK YOU opened at Melbourne’s Regent Theatre on 7 August, 2003 with a record advance, and Brian May and Roger Taylor in attendance. Australia was the first country outside the UK to produce a local version of the mega-hit musical, and the production dominated the 2004 Helpmann Awards, receiving five Helpmann Awards. 

 

The 2016 Australian tour of WE WILL ROCK YOU is produced by John Frost, in association with Queen Theatrical Productions, Phil McIntyre Entertainment and Tribeca Theatrical Productions.

 

There’s no escaping the irresistible pull of these songs, or the visual and aural assault on the senses that the show accompanies them with.” – Sunday Express

 

A new breed of musical. It’s brilliant.” – BBC Newsnight

 

Waitlist for priority bookings at wewillrockyou.com.au

@ROCKYOUAU

 

SEASON DETAILS

SYDNEY

Venue:                                      Sydney Lyric Theatre, The Star

Season:                                                      From 30 April 2016

Performance Times:       Tues 7pm, Wed–Sat 8pm, Sat matinee 2pm, Sunday 1pm & 6pm

Price:                                         From $69.90*

Bookings:                                ticketmaster.com.au or 1300 795 267

Groups 8+ call 1300 889 278

TICKETS ON SALE 9 OCTOBER

 

BRISBANE

Venue:                                      Lyric Theatre, QPAC

Season:                                                      From 3 July 2016

Performance Times:       Tues–Sat 7.30pm, Sat matinee 2pm, Sunday 1pm & 6pm

Price:                                         From $69.90*

Bookings:                                qpac.com.au or phone 136 246

                        Groups 8+ 07 3840 7466

TICKETS ON SALE 30 OCTOBER

 

MELBOURNE

Venue:                                      Regent Theatre

Season:                                                      From 30 August 2016

Performance Times:       Tues 7pm, Wed–Sat 8pm, Sat matinee 2pm, Sunday 1pm & 6pm

Price:                                         From $69.90*

Bookings:                                ticketmaster.com.au or phone 1300 111 011

Groups 8+ call 1300 889 278

TICKETS ON SALE 9 OCTOBER

 

PERTH

Venue:                                      Crown Theatre, Burswood

Season:                                                      From 16 November 2016

TICKETS ON SALE IN 2016 – WAITLIST NOW FOR PRIORITY BOOKINGS

 

ADELAIDE

Venue:                                      Festival Theatre, Adelaide Festival Centre

Season:                                                      From 3 January 2017

TICKETS ON SALE IN 2016 – WAITLIST NOW FOR PRIORITY BOOKINGS

 

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