We Will Rock You Stamps
Royal Mail Musicals stamps set to rock you
Royal Mail is celebrating over seven decades of popular UK stage musicals on a new set of stamps issued today, 24th February.
The Musicals stamps sees a cast of eight musicals taking centre stage, including Ben Elton’s Queen tale We Will Rock You, West End classic Oliver!, and Monty Python’s Spamalot, amongst others.
The stamp issue features some of the musicals which have graced stages across the capital and around the UK, and which have helped to firmly establish London’s West End as a must go destination for musical lovers around the world.
We Will Rock You, Blood Brothers, Oliver! and Spamalot all feature on four 1st Class stamps.
Whilst the longstanding and ever popular Me and My Girl, which was first produced in 1937, graces the 97p stamps, alongside the Rocky Horror Show, Billy Elliot, and Return to the Forbidden Planet.
Queen members Roger Taylor and Brian May, who helped launch the Musicals stamps at the Dominion Theatre, said: “We’re thrilled that We Will Rock You has been immortalised on a Royal Mail stamp. The image on the stamp takes us back to when we were touring as Queen and embodies the rock and roll music that we wanted to celebrate in We Will Rock You the musical.”
Philip Parker, Royal Mail Stamps spokesperson, added: “Our Musical Stamps reflect the diversity and popularity of the wide range of musicals that have graced not only West End stages, but also thousands of others around the world.”