Mel C and Brian Rock WWRY London
Last night one of the most recognised singers in the world, Melanie C took to the stage joining cast members from the award-winning West End musical We Will Rock You to perform a unique collaboration. The performance was part of BBC Children in Need Pop Goes The Musical, a series of West End performances by pop stars to help raise money for the charity.
Following the curtain call Melanie C ascended to the stage and gave audiences an evening to remember by singing the highly charged ‘We Are the Champions’ and ‘We Will Rock You’.
Melanie C said: ‘It was so exciting taking part in 'Pop Goes The Musical' for this year's BBC Children In Need, especially as it involved performing with the cast of the incredible show, We Will Rock You. I have always been a huge Queen fan and standing on the stage of the Dominion Theatre singing one of the band's anthems was an absolute honour and a great way raise money for such a fantastic charity.’
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Based on the songs by legendary rock band Queen and named after their hit single of the same name. We Will Rock You is written by British comedian and author Ben Elton in collaboration with Queen member’s Brian May and Roger Taylor. The story takes place in a tongue-in-cheek dystopian future where originality and individualism are shunned, and a lone "Dreamer" appears who can fulfill a prophecy that will enable the return of rock 'n roll.
In August 2005, We Will Rock You officially became the longest running musical to play at the Dominion, one of the West End’s biggest theatres. Now in its tenth year, the show recently won the industry acclaimed BBC Radio 2 Olivier Audience Award 2011.
BBC Children in Need POP Goes the Musical 2011 is working with the best of West End Theatre and a star-studded line up. This unique charity project is giving renowned celebrities from the music sphere the chance to perform a hit song with a top show, to take place in September to help raise vital funds for disadvantaged children and young people here in the UK.
The show-stopping celebrities involved in the series of unique curtain calls are the gorgeous Peter Andre performing GHOST the Musical’s spectacular number ‘Unchained Melody’, the loveable Stacey Solomon singing the duet ‘For Good’ from WICKED, soul sensation Dionne Bromfield delivering a rendition of ‘Why Do Fools Fall in Love’ with MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, chart-toppers Sugababes will take on ‘Dancing Queen’ in MAMMA MIA! and the legendary Melanie C will sing the highly charged ‘We Are the Champions’ and ‘We Will Rock You’ in the Queen musical WE WILL ROCK YOU..
Don’t miss out on what’s set to be a week of unforgettable nights and your chance to experience a series of pop-tastic performances.
Bookings can be made immediately for the following dates at:
14th September 2011 – GHOST the Musical – ‘popping up’ is Peter Andre
15th September 2011 - MAMMA MIA! – ‘popping up’ is Sugababes
Tickets for ‘BBC Children in Need POP Goes the Musical 2011’ are available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/pudsey/. Prices start from £25.