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Biggest West End Week of 2008

08/01/2009
CHAMPION!
We Will Rock You Scores Biggest West End Week of 2008

Queen and Ben Elton's long-running musical We Will Rock You has emerged the champion of West End shows in end of year figures released today.

The ‘rock theatrical' show, which has already achieved the distinction of becoming the longest running entertainment at The Dominion where it has continued to play for over six and half years last week achieved the highest number of paid admissions in one week for any West End show in 2008.

In the New Year week, commencing December 29, We Will Rock You set a new weekly admissions record for the year, attracting over 20,000 ticket buyers across six days.

"It is a testament to the incredible word of mouth on the entertainment value of the show," said a producer spokesperson. "There isn't another new musical which has lasted as long as Queen & Ben's show, and last week's figures show that across the Christmas – New Year period it was the No.1 choice among theatre-goers".

Delighted by the show's achievement, show co-creator, Queen's Brian May, today announced on his website he will join the cast for both of this Saturday's performances.

On brianmay.com May writes: " I usually try to keep it casual, because really it's all about me bonding with the cast and band and crew, and sharing a little bit of their load ... but I always get stick from people saying "You didn't tell us you were going to be there!" So this time, I'll say it quietly but clearly ... I WILL be there Saturday 10th, and I will be making a small appearance (or is it "apparition"?) in the matinee and evening shows. It's not an advertised part of the show - it's just a fun bonus, which happens about once a year ... but it's always a blast. It will be doubly exciting this time, since the last time I tried it, the lift got stuck, and I ended up in a very dark smoky cage under the stage for the whole of the solo in Bohemian Rhapsody. So we will be trying not to repeat that effect !!!

"This Saturday is WWRY Party day ... we will be celebrating between shows, and afterwards, entering our 8th year of Rocking London in 2009, with The Greatest Show In Town !!! See ya there ... let's rock into the New Year."

We Will Rock You's Dominion run is presently booking through to October 2009.
Along with its West End residency the show will also go out on the road this Spring with a five-city regional tour beginning at Manchester Palace theatre on March 25, subsequently reaching Sunderland, Birmingham, Bristol and Edinburgh.

Also this week the producers unveiled a brand new show website. Regularly updated news, blogs and ticket offers can be found at www.wewillrockyou.co.uk

Further information:

Phil Symes
The PR Contact.com
Email: philsymes@theprcontact.com

 

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