Who of you have seen the WWRY Musical in London ?

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Who of you have seen the WWRY Musical in London ?

Postby TheHero » Fri Dec 13, 2013 12:38 am

- Who have seen it, and how many times ?

I want travel back to London and see it again.. really good atmosphere in that old Dominion Theatre.
This is also the place where Freddie had his last ever live performance, the Time Musical in 1988.
 
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Re: Who of you have seen the WWRY Musical in London ?

Postby fairydandy » Fri Dec 20, 2013 9:27 pm

TheHero wrote:- Who have seen it, and how many times ?

I want travel back to London and see it again.. really good atmosphere in that old Dominion Theatre.
This is also the place where Freddie had his last ever live performance, the Time Musical in 1988.


I saw it in Las Vegas (about 8 shows in two visits - a year apart), Toronto 6 shows, Cologne several shows, Austria several shows, Ireland, Scotland and many shows around England on the tour...not to mention about 50 shows in London. :P I lost count somewhere, but it is almost 90 shows I think (so far).

Yeah, the show is good at the Dominion, but I am not sure I could go again! How it is still running at one of the biggest theatres in London after all of this time is amazing! Given that the closure was announced at about the 7 year mark, it has done really well!
 
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Re: Who of you have seen the WWRY Musical in London ?

Postby BitterTears » Fri Dec 20, 2013 10:34 pm

Seen it 10 times but only once in London. It gets hard to separate the performances in my head now. Only thing I remember specifically about it was some young men constantly wolf whistling the female leads which got a bit annoying.
 
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Re: Who of you have seen the WWRY Musical in London ?

Postby fairydandy » Fri Dec 20, 2013 10:53 pm

fairydandy wrote:
I saw it in Las Vegas (about 8 shows in two visits - a year apart), Toronto 6 shows, Cologne several shows, Austria several shows, Ireland, Scotland and many shows around England on the tour...not to mention about 50 shows in London. :P I lost count somewhere, but it is almost 90 shows I think (so far).

Yeah, the show is good at the Dominion, but I am not sure I could go again! How it is still running at one of the biggest theatres in London after all of this time is amazing! Given that the closure was announced at about the 7 year mark, it has done really well!


Hmm....just counted the old ticket stubs, it was 10 in Vegas in two visits and 7 in Toronto in one week. :P It felt good to look at the memorabilia that I saved (unusual for me) from these visits as these were really good days.
 
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Re: Who of you have seen the WWRY Musical in London ?

Postby EDWOOD » Sun Dec 22, 2013 12:26 pm

I wonder how much longer it can stay in the West End for? It would be nice and a fitting tribute to Queen if it could run and run or at least get to the 20 year mark.

BTW where did the sequel to this end up? I thought it was written years ago?! Is it because the success of the current show makes it not worth pursuing another follow-up?

We may also still get a film of it someday. This will definitely be after the Freddie biopic which I can't see opening until late 2015 (at the earliest).
 
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Re: Who of you have seen the WWRY Musical in London ?

Postby soxtalon » Sun Dec 22, 2013 1:04 pm

They said awhile ago that they weren't going to run with the sequel until the first one finished it's run. There was some thought of them running concurrently but it was quashed.
 
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Re: Who of you have seen the WWRY Musical in London ?

Postby BitterTears » Sun Dec 22, 2013 1:18 pm

And there's a screenplay out there too, apparently.

I sometimes wonder about the sequel. I mean they didn't get every one of the best known songs in but they did get most of them. So is it a new show with a lot of the same songs or a new show with a lot of songs Joe Public don't really know? Cause neither seems to spell out smash hit.

I guess there is a element of 'lightning in a bottle' with WWRY and opening a new show is akin to letting the lightning out.
 
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Re: Who of you have seen the WWRY Musical in London ?

Postby Kes » Thu Jan 02, 2014 5:15 pm

I'd guess there have to be a few standards that will be in ANY Queen musical, like Bo Rhap, Champions and Somebody To Love.

If they don't play the hits, I'm sure a lot of Joe Public wouldn't bother with it.
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Re: Who of you have seen the WWRY Musical in London ?

Postby Kes » Thu Jan 02, 2014 5:19 pm

Oh, I've seen it about 25 times, all in all. All at the Dominion, and I think two of those were before it had officially opened, when they had the Global Soft police coming down on cables, and some sort of sparkler effect from the cables as they did it.

Pretty sure that part of the show was knocked on the head before the official premiere.

Best night had to be the Freddie birthday one where they had guest stars popping up doing songs.
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Re: Who of you have seen the WWRY Musical in London ?

Postby Two sharp pencils » Thu Jan 02, 2014 8:27 pm

Kes wrote:Oh, I've seen it about 25 times, all in all. All at the Dominion, and I think two of those were before it had officially opened, when they had the Global Soft police coming down on cables, and some sort of sparkler effect from the cables as they did it.

Pretty sure that part of the show was knocked on the head before the official premiere.

Best night had to be the Freddie birthday one where they had guest stars popping up doing songs.



What guest stars ? would like to know who sang what etc....
 
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Re: Who of you have seen the WWRY Musical in London ?

Postby Kes » Fri Jan 03, 2014 9:29 am

Amongst others, McFly doing Don't Stop Me Now. They'd recently got the song to #1.
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Re: Who of you have seen the WWRY Musical in London ?

Postby Bri » Wed Jan 08, 2014 2:24 pm

Kes wrote:Best night had to be the Freddie birthday one where they had guest stars popping up doing songs.


Yes was good wasn't it. Don't forget BM & RT doing SINT.

That was 2006 :shock:

Of course we had a great tour of London led by the good Kes!
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