We Will Rock You (West End)
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We Will Rock You (West End)

We Will Rock You (West End) London Reviews and Tickets

(169 Reviews)
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Entertaining, Great singing, Clever, Absorbing, Confusing

About the Show

Ben Elton's dystopian musical - including Queen's top hits - returns to the West End for a 12-week season.

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Member Reviews (169)

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76 Reviews | 1 Follower
Cliched, Ambitious, Entertaining, Great staging, Quirky

See it if You are a fan of Queen. I liked it because of the music so only see if you love the band.

Don't see it if If you don’t like Queen!

138 Reviews | 17 Followers
Refreshing, Hilarious, Great singing, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if you want a great concert style night out

Don't see it if you want a big storyline

59 Reviews | 3 Followers
Great singing, Disappointing, Ambitious

See it if you enjoy homage concert to Queen and want to see Ben Elton doing amature standup night.

Don't see it if you are expecting a proper musical.

100 Reviews | 12 Followers
Loooooooooong, Great singing, Surprising

See it if You like Queen and you want to see some exceptional talent.

Don't see it if You want a story, or rage easily on seeing Ben Elton Read more

159 Reviews | 25 Followers
Insipid, Great singing, Confusing

See it if you love Queen and want to hear their greatest hits belted at you for 2.5 hours by some fantastic singers.

Don't see it if you love those old fashioned theatre tropes like: story, set design, acting or coherence. Read more

59 Reviews | 1 Follower
Slow, Excruciating, Disappointing, Dated, Confusing

See it if You're a die hard Queen fan and can look past low quality of literally everything else because of it.

Don't see it if You're looking for a clever storyline to actually warrant singing Queen songs, or something that makes any sense whatsoever. Read more

21 Reviews | 0 Followers
Phenomenal, Loud, Absorbing, Entertaining, Clever

See it if It’s like being at a concert. The acting and singing are second to none and you will go home feeling invigorated. Truly Amazing

Don't see it if If you don’t like loud music don’t go

28 Reviews | 0 Followers
Entertaining, Confusing, Clever

See it if If you like queen and what a fun night that's not to serious

Don't see it if If you don't like queen music or you don't like a distorted reality Read more

Critic Reviews (8)

The London Evening Standard
June 8th, 2023

“This insultingly slapdash musical by Ben Elton and Queen is possibly the most cynical piece of entertainment I’ve ever seen. The pomp-rockers’ impressive greatest hits are hammered willy-nilly into a nonsensical futuristic plot.”
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The Guardian (UK)
June 8th, 2023

“It is moving when Brian May appears on stage to play his guitar to Bohemian Rhapsody at the end, too, but the journey here has been quite a trudge...In a preamble, Elton’s Rebel Leader talks of less than flattering reviews of the original production. In this critic’s view, it’s a case of going back to that future for iPlanet’s shaggy bohemians.”
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The Telegraph (UK)
June 7th, 2023

“To be fair, the projected visuals are techno-whizzy and the cast pretty fizzy [Ian McIntosh and Elena Skye]. On Tuesday’s opening night, Brian May rocked up like some deus ex machina for the finale of Bohemian Rhapsody, surging the theatrical power levels. If they could make a hologram of him, the show might yet attain a kinda magic; as it stands, it’s all a bit tragic.”
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The Times (UK)
June 8th, 2023

“Watching this production carried me back to the bleak night, long ago... Elton’s script is almost as slapdash, shoehorning songs into one scene after another”
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Theatre Weekly (UK)
June 8th, 2023

This is a disappointing revival of the cult musical, though We Will Rock You still manages to draw huge audience numbers who are delighted by the music and endless rock references
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The Arts Desk
June 13th, 2023

“Even as jukebox musicals go, this one is particularly shoddy and tasteless...Queen deserve to be remembered, they’re legends. But if it is a place onstage they’re after, they deserve more than this mess.”
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June 8th, 2023

“As much as I wanted to hate it, it was almost impossible to resist the show’s endearing charm. Yes – it’s a mess – but it does exactly what it sets out to do. There’s a purity in that – and punters will surely have a rocking great night.”
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Lost in Theatreland (UK)
June 7th, 2023

This production includes a few too many creative components, I think they’ve done just about everything you can do on stage, apart from making it rain. They may have done this to detract from the (lack of a) plot – but ultimately, it causes further confusion and creates a convoluted production. Whilst not guaranteed to blow your mind, nothing beats hearing Queen’s music live, and the band perform this exceptionally.
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