High energy and full of pizzazz, the smash hit musical We Will Rock You takes to the Regent stage this week.
Featuring twenty-four of Queen’s biggest hits including, Radio Ga Ga, I Want to Break Free, Somebody To Love, Killer Queen, Flash, Another One Bites The Dust, We are The Champions, We Will Rock You and more, this production celebrates the music of the legendary rock band Queen.
Set in the future, Galileo and his new pal Scaramouche, want to break free from a life where music is banned and people are glued to their screens never leaving their rooms. Rebelling against Killer Queen’s regime, the pair head off in search of the Bohemians and the quest of an ancient legend that somewhere, on the iplanet, there is still real rock music to be found…
We Will Rock You is fantastically performed by a very strong cast. Freddie and his band are definitely big shoes to fill and this was done beautifully with strong vocals throughout, and along with an amazing live band, the musical numbers were stunning.
Ben Elton co-wrote this production with the help of Queen and his influence is noticed in the humour of the production. Scaramouche (Elena Skye) has some of the best one liners and she delivered them well with perfect timing. Her vocals were stand out too, such a powerhouse of a voice and a real joy to watch. Her on stage chemistry with Galileo (Ian McIntosh) was something special and the pair are both perfectly cast for these roles.
Freddie Mercury had an unmistakable voice and amazing stage presence and McIntosh certainly stepped up to the plate, taking on some of Queen’s greatest hits with ease. Making these songs his own, his voice filled the auditorium and the audience loved it.
In fact, there is nothing negative to say about this whole production. Brilliantly acted and performed, a fun story with lots of humour and Queen’s greatest hits spectacularly performed. We will Rock You is a must see!
• We Will Rock You is at the Ipswich Regent Theatre until Saturday 14th May. To book tickets visit www.ipswichtheatres.co.uk
Review: Wendy Cook, Ipswich24 Magazine