We Will Rock You: musical tour 2022 dates, and how to get tickets to Ben Elton directed Queen stage show

Expect your favourite Queen songs including We Are The Champions’ and, of course, ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’

Freddie Mercury in concert with Queen in Milton Keynes in 1982 (Photo: Hulton Archive/Getty Images)Freddie Mercury in concert with Queen in Milton Keynes in 1982 (Photo: Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
Freddie Mercury in concert with Queen in Milton Keynes in 1982 (Photo: Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

We Will Rock You has seen massive success in theatres and arenas all around the world since it began in 2002, receiving continuous rave reviews and standing ovations wherever it’s been seen.

Featuring 24 of Queen’s biggest hits and Ben Elton’s hilarious futuristic comedy writing, the show boasts the scale and spectacle that marked the band’s legendary live performances and a chance to sing and clap along.

And now, the original writer of We Will Rock You will be back in the director’s chair, with Elton working with the new 2022 cast ready to rock UK audiences once again.

Here is everything you need to know about it.

What are the tour dates?

The tour kicked off in Portsmouth at the Kings Theatre on 7 February. It will then play 27 venues around the country.

The story follows a group of rebels who seek to bring back rock music which has been banned in an authoritarian future world where everyone has to look, dress and act the same.

“This show is all about legend,” said Ben Elton. “We take the legend of Queen and create our own fantastical story of young kids battling the mighty corporations who want to suppress their individuality and their love of music.

“They need a hero who can help them in their struggle and we have two - the dreamer Galileo and the sassy rock chick Scaramouche. Guess who ends up winning?”

Expect your favourite Queen songs including ‘We Are The Champions’, ‘Another One Bites The Dust’, ‘We Will Rock You’ and, of course, ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’.

“I’ve directed this show all over the world and I can’t wait to bring it home to the UK with a brand new production and a fabulous cast of young Bohemians,” added Elton, “most of whom were rocking in their cradles when this adventure first began.”

The full list of tour dates is as follows:

  • February 21 to 27 – Hall for Cornwall
  • February 28 to March 5 – Bournemouth: Pavilion Theatre
  • March 7 to 12 – Stoke: Regent Theatre
  • March 14 to 19 – Liverpool: Empire Theatre
  • March 21 to 26 – Northampton: Royal & Derngate
  • March 28 to April 2 – Milton Keynes Theatre
  • April 4 to 16 – Cardiff: Millennium Centre
  • April 18 to 23 – Bristol Hippodrome
  • April 25 to 30 – Reading: Hexagon
  • May 2 to 7 – Aylesbury: Waterside Theatre
  • May 9 to 14 – Ipswich: Regent Theatre
  • May 16 to 21 – Torquay: Princess Theatre
  • May 23 to 28 – Wolverhampton: Grand Theatre
  • May 30 to June 4 – New Wimbledon Theatre
  • June 6 to 11 – Stockton: Globe Theatre
  • June 13 to 18 – Peterborough: New Theatre
  • June 20 to 25 – Norwich: Theatre Royal
  • June 27 to July 2 - Bromley: Churchill Theatre
  • July 4 to 30 - Birmingham Hippodrome
  • August 1 to 6 – Southend: Cliffs Pavilion
  • August 8 to – Canterbury: Marlowe Theatre
  • August 15 to 20 – Southampton: Mayflower Theatre
  • August 22 to 27 – Newcastle: Theatre Royal
  • August 29 to September 3 – Sheffield: City Hall
  • September 5 to 10 - Manchester: Palace Theatre

Brian May of Queen said: “The amazing bonus is that Ben’s script subtly works as a metaphor too. People definitely come out of the theatre feeling that in a strange way they now know us, Queen, and our struggle, our journey.

“This is a stunning, state-of-the art, new-look production of WWRY - but of course the original story is now more relevant than ever. We’re confident WWRY fans will love revisiting the world’s first true Rock Theatrical, and a whole new generation will now discover the VIBE!”

How can I get tickets?

Tickets are available from wewillrockyou.com.

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