We Will Rock You

Musical

Writers: Ben Elton Band Queen

Overview

Show Information

Book
Music
Lyrics
Category
Musical
Number of Acts
2
First Produced
2002
Genres
Fairy Tale/Fantasy, Jukebox/Revue
Settings
Fantasy/Imaginary, Multiple Settings
Time & Place
Planet Mall, 300 Years in the Future
Cast Size
medium
Orchestra Size
Rock Combo
Dancing
Some Dance
Ideal for
College/University, High School, Professional Theatre, Regional Theatre, Star Vehicle Male
Casting Notes
Mostly male cast
Includes mature adult, adult, young adult, late teen characters

Synopsis

Based on the music of Queen, We Will Rock You is set 300 years in the future in a futurist and globally corporate world. Planet Earth has been renamed the Planet Mall and is controlled by the Globalsoft Corporation. The head of Globalsoft is the sinister Killer Queen, who has banned all non-computer generated music. She has heard of a prophecy that instruments have been hidden somewhere on the planet and that ‘The Dreamer’ will emerge from the people to show the way to them. She orders her Chief of Police, Khashoggi, to get to the bottom of the matter and crush any rebellion. Meanwhile, Galileo, a young student and outsider, is desperate to “break free” from this corporate world. He hears lyrics in his dreams and is heralded as the star of the prophecy by the Bohemians who have been searching for the lost instruments. To fulfill the prophecy. Galileo must evade the clutches of the Killer Queen and finally bring back the music. With the help of Pop, an aging hippie librarian, Galileo and Scaramouche find Rock's Holy Grail--Brian May's guitar--buried in the remains of Wembley Stadium.

Lead Characters


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