Queen mu­si­cal ‘We Will Rock You’ to be staged in Malta for the first time

FM Theatre Pro­duc­tions has ac­quired the rights to pro­duce the award-win­ning smash-hit mu­si­cal at the Mediter­ranean Con­fer­ence Cen­tre next year

The Malta Independent on Sunday - - LIFESTYLE & CULTURE -

Fol­low­ing the sell-out per­for­mance runs of both My Fair Lady and Mamma Mia this year, FM Theatre Pro­duc­tions has an­nounced it will bring an­other smash-hit mu­si­cal to Malta as the high­light of its 2019 sea­son: the global phe­nom­e­non We Will Rock You.

Cel­e­brat­ing the com­pany’s 20th an­niver­sary this year, FM Theatre Pro­duc­tions suc­cess­fully staged not one but two world­fa­mous mu­si­cals to rave re­views. Now, this am­bi­tious Mal­tese theatre com­pany has set its sights on an­other pop­u­lar show, and We Will Rock You will thus be per­formed in full for the first time in Malta.

Based on the songs of time­less Bri­tish rock band Queen, with a book by Ben El­ton, We Will Rock You was one of the long­est-run­ning mu­si­cals in West End his­tory and has been pro­duced in six of the world’s con­ti­nents. Pro­vid­ing a frame­work for the rock band’s clas­sic songs, the show is set in a dis­tant fu­ture where the Earth’s name has been changed to Planet Mall, and ev­ery­one must dress, think and act the same. In a world where mu­si­cal in­stru­ments are for­bid­den and rock mu­sic is prac­ti­cally un­known, a small group of Bo­hemi­ans rebel against the sys­tem and strug­gle to re­store the free ex­change of thought, fash­ion and, most of all, mu­sic.

Fea­tur­ing many of Queen’s great­est hits in­clud­ing Ra­dio Ga Ga, Some­body to Love, Don’t Stop Me Now, The Show Must Go On, Bo­hemian Rhap­sody and of course, the ti­tle num­ber We Will Rock You, the show is de­scribed by one of the leg­endary rock band’s orig­i­nal mem­bers Brian May as “live, dan­ger­ous and more than any­thing else: it rocks!”

Speak­ing about the show, pro­ducer Ed­ward Mer­cieca said: “We are thrilled to be the first com­pany in Malta to have ac­quired the rights to this in­cred­i­ble show and we can’t wait to bring it to the stage. It is a show that al­ways brings the house down and, fol­low­ing our sell­out runs of My Fair Lady and Mamma Mia, we have no doubt that We Will Rock You will be an ab­so­lutely hit too.” Fur­ther de­tails, in­clud­ing au­di­tion dates, will be an­nounced soon.

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