Press Release: SELLADOOR WORLDWIDE, LUNCHBOX THEATRICAL PRODUCTIONS, GAVIN KALIN PRODUCTIONS & SHOWTIME MANAGEMENT SOUTH AFRICA PRESENT A MAJOR INTERNATIONAL TOUR OF QUEEN & BEN ELTON’s ELECTRIFYING HIT MUSICAL - WE WILL ROCK YOU
A NEWLY IMAGINED PRODUCTION DIRECTED BY NICK WINSTON LAUNCHING IN CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA IN 2020
Continuing to create and tour world-class theatre both in the UK and abroad, Selladoor Worldwide are pleased to announce a brand new production and major international tour of Queen and Ben Elton’s multi-award-winning rock musical We Will Rock You. The musical will be produced in conjunction with Lunchbox Theatrical Productions, Gavin Kalin Productions, and Showtime Management SA.
The production will embark on an extensive tour, opening in Cape Town, South Africa on 29 August 2020, before setting sail on the ‘Seven Seas of Rhye’ and touring to Johannesburg, the Philippines, Singapore, Hong Kong, Israel and beyond. Full casting and further dates and venues to be announced in due course.
Telling the story of a group of bohemians in a dystopian future and featuring 24 of Queen’s greatest hits, We Will Rock You will be directed and choreographed by Olivier Award nominee Nick Winston (Annie, Loserville, Waiting for Godot). The production will feature set design by Tom Rogers, costume design by Hayley Grindle, lighting by Ben Cracknell and sound by Ben Harrison.
CURRENT DATES AND VENUES
Artscape Theatre – Cape Town, South Africa - 29 August – 4 October 2020 / Gala Night: Sunday 30 August - www.artscape.co.za
Téatro at Montecasino – Johannesburg, South Africa - 10 October – 22 November 2020 / Gala Night: Sunday 11 October - www.tsogosun.com/montecasino
Manila, Philippines - 1 February – 7 March 2021
Marina Bay Sands – Singapore - 22 March – 18 April 2021 - www.marinabaysands.com/entertainment
APA Lyric Theatre – Hong Kong - 3 May – 6 June 2021 - www.Hkapa.edu/
Opera House – Tel Aviv, Israel - 18 August – 4 September 2021 - www.israel-opera.co.il/eng/
David Hutchinson, CEO of Selladoor Worldwide said: “We are delighted to be producing an original production of We Will Rock You that will span across four continents, and bring together four really exciting producing partners to collaborate. It’s been a long term ambition for Selladoor to co-create work cross-continentally – and this gives us the opportunity to produce a stunning new show across the world, and share the timeless music of Queen!”
James Cundall, CEO of Lunchbox Theatrical Productions said: “We are all thrilled to be working with our friends at Selladoor on a new production of We Will Rock You and look forward to taking the show to our core Asian Markets as well as many other markets around the world. The music is sublime and we know that audiences will fall in love with the show.”
Hazel Feldman, Showtime Management SA said: “Showtime Management SA is excited to be involved in a new partnership with international producers, Selladoor Worldwide, Lunchbox Theatrical Productions and Gavin Kalin Productions to bring the new generation We Will Rock You hit stage production to South Africa in 2020 before going on a world tour. Showtime Management has successfully produced a number of Broadway and West End hits in South Africa featuring SA talent that have gone on to critical acclaim in various overseas territories. Revisiting We Will Rock You as an originating partner with Selladoor, Lunchbox and Gavin Kalin on this new look production is a proud milestone for Showtime Management.”
We Will Rock You is presented through special arrangement with Theatrical Rights Worldwide.
More details on this new We Will Rock You production to come!