Rumours of WWRY Closing in London at end of May?

All about the phenomenal stage show based on the music of Queen.

Rumours of WWRY Closing in London at end of May?

Postby J Starbuck88 » Mon Mar 10, 2014 10:32 pm

Hey guys I just typed this into twitter after checking the booking period and it's only going up to April at the moment so just wondering if anyone knows what's going on? and if it's actually true or not?

https://twitter.com/search?q=we%20will% ... g&src=typd

(Apologies if I'm jumping the gun in advance it's just my Aspergers sends my panic mode into overdrive when reading something like this)
My make up maybe flaking but my smile still stays on
 
J Starbuck88
Spread Your Wings
 
User avatar

 

Is this A Kind of Magic? or does The Show Go On

      
 
Posts: 127
Joined: Thu Apr 15, 2010 11:50 am
Location: Leicestershire, U.K
Gender: Male
Has thanked: 4 times
Been thanked: 4 times

Re: Rumours of WWRY Closing in London at end of May?

Postby scallyuk » Tue Mar 11, 2014 5:04 am

Confirmedby Phil hilborne -earlier today on.Facebook. No official announcement as yet
_
 
scallyuk
Spread Your Wings
 
User avatar

 
 
Posts: 3
Joined: Thu Oct 25, 2012 3:58 am
Gender: None specified
Has thanked: 0 time
Been thanked: 1 time

Re: Rumours of WWRY Closing in London at end of May?

Postby dragononmyback » Tue Mar 11, 2014 11:44 am

No synthesisers were used in the production of this post.
 
dragononmyback
Spread Your Wings
 
User avatar

 

Yay! A speech bubble

      
 
Posts: 360
Images: 0
Joined: Thu Apr 15, 2010 10:07 am
Location: Swindon, Wiltshire UK
Gender: Male
Has thanked: 0 time
Been thanked: 0 time

Re: Rumours of WWRY Closing in London at end of May?

Postby voodoogirl » Tue Mar 11, 2014 12:20 pm

What an amazing run, 12 years in theater is quite the accomplishment, one many producers would love to boast about. bravo!
 
voodoogirl
The Show Must Go On
 
User avatar

 
 
Posts: 1417
Joined: Mon Apr 09, 2012 5:06 pm
Gender: None specified
Has thanked: 17 times
Been thanked: 142 times

Re: Rumours of WWRY Closing in London at end of May?

Postby BitterTears » Tue Mar 11, 2014 5:05 pm

It's sad but it couldn't go on forever. 12 years in a theatre that size is unbelievable, really.
 
BitterTears
The Show Must Go On
 
User avatar

 
 
Posts: 1494
Joined: Thu Apr 15, 2010 4:38 pm
Location: Edinburgh, Scotland
Gender: Male
Has thanked: 2 times
Been thanked: 24 times

Re: Rumours of WWRY Closing in London at end of May?

Postby fairydandy » Tue Mar 11, 2014 8:20 pm

Hmm...better get a ticket, or I would if they were on sale!
 
fairydandy
Somebody To Love
 
User avatar

 
 
Posts: 8150
Images: 0
Joined: Fri Apr 16, 2010 2:37 pm
Gender: None specified
Has thanked: 3 times
Been thanked: 413 times

Re: Rumours of WWRY Closing in London at end of May?

Postby Bad Guy » Tue Mar 11, 2014 10:15 pm

Have a week off in two weeks, wasn't gonna do anything but might have to head down see it one more time - to add to the one time I have already seen it. :P

Disappointing that it has to stop, after the success of the show, I thought it would go on forever!!
 
Bad Guy
The Show Must Go On
 
User avatar

 
 
Posts: 1120
Images: 0
Joined: Thu Apr 15, 2010 11:37 am
Location: Glasgow, Scotland
Gender: Male
Has thanked: 0 time
Been thanked: 6 times

Re: Rumours of WWRY Closing in London at end of May?

Postby Elessar » Tue Mar 11, 2014 10:17 pm

It appears to have come from their official Twitter feed:

https://twitter.com/wwrylondon

Definitely can't do 31st May, I'm working nights.
"BLM are as equally responsible as the KKK are"

- Dustbiter, 2017
 
Elessar
I Want To Break Free
 
User avatar

 
 
Posts: 10055
Images: 0
Joined: Mon Apr 12, 2010 7:35 pm
Gender: Male
Has thanked: 39 times
Been thanked: 143 times

Re: Rumours of WWRY Closing in London at end of May?

Postby M&M » Tue Mar 11, 2014 11:38 pm

I didn't see that coming. Kinda sad to know that Freddie won't reign over the Dominion any more. Still, what a great run.
 
M&M
We Will Rock You
 
User avatar

 
 
Posts: 679
Joined: Sat May 29, 2010 2:44 pm
Gender: None specified
Has thanked: 0 time
Been thanked: 27 times

Re: Rumours of WWRY Closing in London at end of May?

Postby icy » Tue Mar 11, 2014 11:52 pm

Sad news, it was one of things I most wanted to see Queen related if I ever made it to London.
~Godspeed little one~
~Don't talk about angels
Or how I'll be saved
I'm no coward
But I'm not that brave
Rags are blowing
Rain's getting near
I'm done with running
And it's getting dark in here~

~Sleep in peace old friend for me you'll never die~
 
icy
We Are The Champions
 
User avatar

 

And the wounded skies above say it's much too late

      
 
Posts: 15293
Images: 0
Joined: Sun May 01, 2011 4:44 am
Location: Persona non grata
Gender: None specified
Has thanked: 231 times
Been thanked: 520 times

Re: Rumours of WWRY Closing in London at end of May?

Postby EDWOOD » Wed Mar 12, 2014 4:21 pm

Does this mean the WWRY musical is finishing totally in the West End or does it just mean it is ending its residency at the Dominion? I know of a few musicals that changed venue as time went on - probably going to a smaller seated theatre when demand wasn't quite as large as when it first started - I think Mamma Mia may have done this but I may be mistaken.

Seems bizarre to finish it totally if it still was making big money and has nearly filled theatres nearly every performance. I remember an article recently saying which were the current grossing top West End musicals - I think the top one was raking in £600K a week but WWRY was up there and taking (still!) £500K a week. If its still a money-spinner then why would they just dump it totally.. :?
 
EDWOOD
We Will Rock You
 
User avatar

 
 
Posts: 622
Joined: Tue Apr 20, 2010 6:14 pm
Gender: None specified
Has thanked: 3 times
Been thanked: 11 times

Re: Rumours of WWRY Closing in London at end of May?

Postby Simon » Wed Mar 12, 2014 6:59 pm

Who will buy the statue?
Was quite surprised that the news was announced on a highbrow German radio programme.
"Or you have it, or you don't!"
 
Simon
Don't Stop Me Now
 
User avatar

 
 
Posts: 2464
Images: 3
Joined: Thu Apr 15, 2010 10:12 am
Gender: None specified
Has thanked: 61 times
Been thanked: 55 times

Re: Rumours of WWRY Closing in London at end of May?

Postby M&M » Thu Mar 13, 2014 11:49 pm

Save Me: 10 Alternative Uses For The Freddie Mercury Statue


1. Stick it on the Fourth Plinth
The commonest suggestion would see the golden rocker permanently adorn Trafalgar Square’s empty plinth. It would also serve as an excellent way to wind up National Gallery Director Nicholas Penny. Some commenters — with a creative sense of proportion — even suggested that Mercury should supplant Nelson on top of the Square’s famous column.

2. Auction the statue
Another common, and very sensible, suggestion is to sell the mighty Freddie to the highest bidder and donate the proceeds to an AIDS charity.

3. Pagan ritual
Several readers suggested that the statue be employed for some kind of idolatry or pagan worship. @railtonrailton thought that a Wicker Man burning ritual might be in order.

4. Crossrail Bauble
Reader @JamesBadcock reckons “there must be somewhere to place it within the new Tottenham Court Road station development”. Indeed, Crossrail, which will stop here from 2018, is spending heavily on public art for its stations. What better way to retain a piece of local history and brighten up the atrium?

5. Make it the new Mayor
A larger-than-life figure with a talent for performance. A man who would regularly declare “I want to ride my bicycle”. A history of being Under Pressure. Freddie Mercury seems to have many of the attributes of our current Mayor, so why not install his golden simulacrum in City Hall? That was the suggestion of reader @CulturalSnow.

6. Give it to Fulham
@Relishresearch was the first of several readers to suggest gifting the statue to Fulham FC. The club has little if any connection to the singer, but that didn’t stop them erecting a plastic likeness of Michael Jackson a few years back. The King of Pop has now been evicted and given back to the club’s former owner, Mohammed Al Fayed. Perhaps the eccentric millionaire could take Freddie under his wing, too, and start a sculpture garden of dead singers.

7. Stick it on The Monument
The Monument to the Great Fire in the City of London is an oft-overlooked landmark. The @londonmonument account suggests “Swap it for my golden flame…Freddie would look pretty awesome on top of the Monument”. Well, Queen did have a song called Put Out The Fire.

8. On the centre of the London Eye
Perhaps the most bizarre suggestion comes from Liz Macfadyen on Facebook. While we quite like the idea of the oversized Mercury pinned to the middle of the London Eye, endlessly rotating above the water, that’s more Duran Duran’s style.

9. Stick it on the International Space Station
Facebook user Jim Copley reckons Freddie should finally ‘break free’ of Earth’s atmosphere to become the centrepiece of the ISS. He does have an astral name, after all. Perhaps he could duet with fellow moustachioed star, Commander Chris Hadfield?

10. Leave it there
Reader @DavidSim suggests that the statue has become part of the urban landscape and should be left in place. Amen to that one.

Other suggestions
“It would look good on my balcony”: @SAFTweekend
“He could hold up the Somerset Levels”: @waynex
“Hosting the Hugos”: @arroberts
“I would take it and I would melt it down into currency and spend every penny campaigning to remove Queen music from every home, outlet and cloud in existence.” Susan Schultz via Facebook.

In addition, several readers thought our shining hero should be re-erected in Feltham, where Mercury and his family lived in the 1960s. Other locations include Wembley, Brighton, Camden and Hyde Park.
 
M&M
We Will Rock You
 
User avatar

 
 
Posts: 679
Joined: Sat May 29, 2010 2:44 pm
Gender: None specified
Has thanked: 0 time
Been thanked: 27 times

Re: Rumours of WWRY Closing in London at end of May?

Postby jimbo » Fri Mar 14, 2014 12:09 am

^^^Great post :lol:
Hot Space is actually only my 6th favourite Queen album.
(But is a very underrated album in my opinion).
 
jimbo
Don't Stop Me Now
 
User avatar

 

let's go....

      
 
Posts: 2902
Joined: Tue May 28, 2013 10:39 pm
Location: England
Gender: Male
Has thanked: 17 times
Been thanked: 112 times

Re: Rumours of WWRY Closing in London at end of May?

Postby BitterTears » Fri Mar 14, 2014 12:16 am

I actually like the idea of the new Tottenham Court station having it
 
BitterTears
The Show Must Go On
 
User avatar

 
 
Posts: 1494
Joined: Thu Apr 15, 2010 4:38 pm
Location: Edinburgh, Scotland
Gender: Male
Has thanked: 2 times
Been thanked: 24 times

Next

Return to We Will Rock You

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest