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For Queen, the show goes on - and on



Following shortly after The Book of British Hit Singles and Albums announced that Queen have overtaken the Beatles to become official UK Album Chart champions having spent more weeks on the chart than the fab four, now Queen are set to steal another UK achievement record.

This weekend Queen and Ben Elton's musical, We Will Rock You officially becomes the longest running musical to play at London's Dominion Theatre, one of the West End's biggest theatres.

We Will Rock You displaces the previous record holder, Robert Stigwood's Grease, which ran at the Dominion for 3 years and 3 months. In setting a new performance record at the theatre, We Will Rock You also outruns other box office hits Beauty and the Beast, which played for 2 years 7 months, and Dave Clark's Time, formerly the third longest-running show at 2 years.

We Will Rock You's 39-month run at the Dominion also puts it ahead of the filmed version of The Sound of Music, which stayed on screen at the Dominion for a little over 3 years.

We Will Rock You's achievement will be recognised with a special performance of the show next Wednesday, August 17th, in the presence of show creators Brian May, Roger Taylor and Ben Elton.

Since opening in London in May 2002, We Will Rock You has become a musical phenomenal across the world



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