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  • 11 March 2014, 15:23

We Will Rock You To Close After 12 Years

It has played to over 6.5 million people but the Queen musical We Will Rock You is to close after 12 years in the West End.

The show will close on May 31 after 4,600 performances at the Dominion Theatre.

Its creators, Brian May, Roger Taylor and Ben Elton, said: "We want to thank every one of the many hundreds of incredible musical theatre artists, musicians and crew with whom we've had the privilege of working at the Dominion since 2002.

"And of course the incredible audiences who have rewarded them with over four and a half thousand standing ovations."

The show, featuring the group's hits such as Bohemian Rhapsody and We Are The Champions, is the 10th longest-running musical of all time in London.

The theatre's general manager, David Pearson, said: "It has been a privilege to have hosted We Will Rock You for the past 12 years.

"To have the show rocking the Dominion and seeing a standing ovation night after night has been quite amazing.

"We wish the show every success for the future, as we now prepare to accelerate our restoration and refurbishment programme ready to welcome an exciting new production in 2015."

The 2,000-seater theatre has a giant statue of late Queen singer Freddie Mercury outside, which has become something of a London landmark.

No reason was given for the show closing but it comes a fortnight after it was announced that Andrew Lloyd Webber's latest musical, Stephen Ward, is to close after just four months following sluggish ticket sales.

 

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