WE WILL ROCK YOU reimagined debuts in Singapore in 2023
Singapore – Reimagined ‘We Will Rock You’, the musical jukebox set in a post-apocalyptic world and featuring the hit songs of British rock band Queen, will premiere at the Esplanade Theater on January 5, 2023. It will not will last only 22 performances.
Producers GMG Productions and Selladoor Worldwide said this WWRY production differs from its previous iterations because its design elements have been redesigned by director-choreographer Nick Winston – he previously directed ‘Bonnie & Clyde’ and ‘Chess’ in concert in the West End.
Gavin Kalin Productions, Limelight Productions and ShowTime Management South Africa are co-producers.
“GMG Productions is incredibly excited to launch our production of WWRY in Singapore. The original production [which premiered in the West End in 2002] has been viewed by over 16 million people worldwide. We can’t think of a better title to return to after such a long intermission,” said Carlos Candal, CEO of GMG Productions and Producer of WWRY.
“We know that Singaporean audiences love the music of Queen and Queen, so while this production is not new to Singapore, we are implementing a newly revamped set and costume design. We are confident that our WWRY showcase looks like to a more rock musical concert is one the whole family can enjoy,” says Candal.
GMG Productions has previously worked with popular theatrical titles ‘Cats’, ‘Matilda’, ‘The Lion King’, ‘Les Misérables’, ‘Wicked’, ‘The Sound of Music’, ‘West Side Story’ and ‘The Curious’. Incident”. of the dog in the night.”
WWRY tells the story of two revolutionaries as they attempt to save rock-n-roll music in a post-apocalyptic world. In an age where algorithms predict our every preference, WWRY is a musical for our times: a hymn to individuality,” its official synopsis reads.
The rock musical features 24 of Queen’s greatest hits, such as “Killer Queen”, “Under Pressure”, “We Are the Champions”, “Radio Ga Ga”, “I Want to Break Free”, “Don’t Stop Me Now”. ,” “Bohemian Rhapsody”, “Another One Bites the Dust” and the title track.
Tom Rogers (“9 to 5”, “Big Fish”) designs the new sets; Douglas O’Connell (“Sunset Boulevard”, “Into the Woods”), video projections, and Sarah Mercade (“A Chorus Line”, “The Wizard of Oz”) designs the costumes.
Other members of the creative team are Mark Crossland, music supervisor; Ryan Lee Seager, Associate Director; Ben Harrison, sound designer, and Megan Rarity, costume supervisor.
Image: GMG Productions and Selladoor worldwide