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Written on: 19/04/2010 by Nicie0902 (1 review written)
I went to see "We will rock you" with my mom and we both were very excited because we love the Queen songs so much. Unfortunately, the show turned out to be a big disappointment. My mom hated it because the music was very loud and she couldn't understand a word of the dialogues inbetween. She doesn't speak English very well and the actors talk very fast. Plus there are a lot of wordplays and references to British pop culture you won't be able to get if you are a non-native speaker.
I enjoyed… Read Full Review
Written on: 19/04/2010
A fantastic music with lots of plot twists and creatively incorporates all of the Queen songs into the science-fiction type musical. The characters all have strong personalities and fight for what they believe in trying to get the rock 'n' roll taken away from them by the Killer Queen and Gaga girls. An amazing musical which if my parents haven't convinced me I definitely wouldn't have gone to see.. so glad I did! This is a phenomenal musical which I recommend to all if you like the music by… Read Full Review
Written on: 17/04/2010 by killerqueenchaz (1 review written)
yesterday i went to see wwry for the 2nd time, and took my sister with me for the 1st time, and she LOVED it! the band were absolutely amazing, there were 3 understudies on and i really like the way they did the role. The people playing the roles were:
Galileo - Richard Woodford, understudy
Scaramouche - Sabrina Aloueche
Killer Queen - Mazz Murray
Khashoggi - Ryan Dawson, understudy
Meat - Amanda Coutts, understudy
Brit - Ian Carlyle
Pop - Garry Lake
Teacher - Hannah Levane
At first… Read Full Review
Written on: 13/04/2010
Have absolutely no idea what all these people writing bad reveiws about this show are on about! I have been 4 times and absolutely love EVERYTHING. Script is fab, singing is fab and the actors are fantastic, especially the Killer Queen! Sets are amazing, sound is pumping and the atmosphere is kicking! Everyone is up out of their seats dancing, clapping and singing along come the end! A fantastic night out and definately the best one weve been too out of a long line of fab shows from Phantom of… Read Full Review
Written on: 10/04/2010
Good points: The atmosphere and music
Bad points: The story is BAD
I enjoyed we will rock you very much, but it is one of those shows that you go to for a fun night out, and a bit of a laugh. If you go to we will rock you expecting an amazing piece of theater, then you WILL be disappointed. The story is poor, but its only intended to be a bit of fun. If your looking for something that will amaze and move you, then DO NOT choose we will rock you. If you are looking for a laugh with your… Read Full Review
Written on: 07/04/2010
I am embarassed that I pretended to enjoy it. I should have trusted my gut feeling and left during the interval. I only stayed out of respect for my wife who booked this as a family treat! It is the only occasion I have seen an audience sat in quiet disbelief, totaly unroused by it's name-sake song "We Will Rock You". We weren't rocked, or even mildly stirred for that matter. Poor old Freddy must be turning in his grave… Read Full Review
Written on: 03/04/2010
the train ride up there was more entertaining singing is better on x factor
sorry marks out of 10 /3… Read Full Review
Written on: 26/03/2010
Oh my gosh I am flabbergasted. How this show is in its eighth year of business is astounding.
Having read the reviews on this there are definately more good than bad and so we decided the bad were just being fussy. Oh how wrong we were.
It is a show thats earning off the sheer popularity of queen. The story is a disgrace, the script is even worse, the actors are ok but its hard for them to shine in such a poor show.
An earlier review summed this all up - if you like queen you will… Read Full Review
Written on: 22/03/2010
When I was 12 years old we had an after-school drama club in which I participated. One day one of the boys brought in a musical comic play which he had written and would like us to perform. It was better than 'We Will Rock You'.
Some might appreciate the absolutely jaw-slackening awfulness of the 'plot' and the travesty of a 'script' of this show as I had to pretend to when watching this with my girlfriend at the weekend and indeed most other punters in the audience seemed to do so. This… Read Full Review
Written on: 14/03/2010
Went to see We Will Rock You on Saturday 13th March with my partner, sister & friend & thought it was absoultely brilliant!! Would recommend to anyone. The second half was the best as it really builds you up to the end - which was amazing!! Funny too & great singing!!… Read Full Review
Written on: 09/03/2010
i dont know what to make of we will rock you. if your looking for something that gets your toes tapping and hands clapping then it ticks all the boxes. if your looking for a great show that makes your mind tap as well as your toes then this isnt for you.
its made up of great tracks and some good dancing, which lets be honest isnt hard when its based on queen. its been stopped from being a really great show however by a very very very poor script. why they did this is a mystery. they had… Read Full Review
Written on: 08/03/2010
i watched this show on the weekend and thought it was OK at best. ive watched shows for over 25 years and have seen a lot of good and bad. this fits into the bad category.
there are some good performances from the cast in what is a very poorly written show. mr elton has written the titles of queen tracks in a long line and submitted it as a script. next get a cast to dance about while the tracks are played, throw in some comedy lines for good luck and viola, you have a money making… Read Full Review
Written on: 08/03/2010
If you like Queen you will hate this show.
If you like Queen songs and dont care how they sound or who plays them then youl love it.
Personally I hated it.
If they had a half decent story line it would be something but this was both awful and disrespectful. Basically the whole show is a line up of performance artists playing air guitar to queen tracks. Id like to say i was being harsh here but im not - this is all it was.
Ben Elton should seriously take a look at what hes done here… Read Full Review
Written on: 18/02/2010
feb 16 2010 gill greig just come back from trip to london with myself and friend went to see we will rock you and it was brilliant iam a fan of queen songs anyway and wasnt dissapointed loved it when everyone joined in with songs and clapping music was spot on i hope to take my husband with me next time i see it he will enjoy it and gives me the chance to watch it again well done to the cast they all had good voices and did queen songs justise go and see the show you wiil love it… Read Full Review
Written on: 25/01/2010
Like everyone else, I had heard mixed reviews about "We Will Rock You", but I enjoy Queen's music and felt that it would have to be particularly bad to make a mess of their tunes. Thankfully, I was pleasantly surprised by the whole production. Initially when things got started I was a little sceptical about the storyline and felt that it was a mixture of the TV series "Red Dwarf" weirdness with a touch of "Young Ones" crudity meshed together with the serious, big brother tones of George… Read Full Review
Written on: 25/01/2010
Irritating show and it had to be stopped twice due to 'technical difficulties', every time Curly from Coronation St. came on stage. This was on the opening night in the O2. The male lead was not strong enough, although he worked well singing with Scary Bush, who was genuinely good and had all the best lines. The choreography was poor. Kept hoping they would up the ante a bit but they didn't and some good dance scenes would have really helped the incredibly boring story line. The pregnant… Read Full Review
Written on: 24/01/2010
Absolutely fabulous. Brenda Edwards brill as Killer Queen - what a voice. X-Factor's loss - our gain!! Scary Bush was fabulous - brilliant comic timing. Overall it was a great show- I just love that feelgood feeling after a great show… Read Full Review
Written on: 23/01/2010
Absolutely brilliant. We aged from 14 to 48 and were all rockin.
Great to see such professional shows in Ireland. "Scary Bush,s" voice is amazing and her quick wit very funny. Havin said that all vocals are excellent.
Well done everybody… Read Full Review
Written on: 22/01/2010 by MsTigerLou (1 review written)
I'm not a fan of musicals; I've never been to one and I don't watch them on telly.
However, my partner and I were given tickets to see We Will Rock You as a present so we headed along to the opening night at The O2, Dublin.
I was pleasantly surprised!
It was brilliant and even if you're not a musical fan, you will be entertained by a cast full of brilliant actors & fantastic singers!
Kevin Kennedy, who played Curly in Corrie, plays Pop, Brenda Edwards of X Factor fame plays Killer Queen and… Read Full Review
Written on: 11/01/2010
I love musicals and consider myself a die hard musical fan. However, I was very disappointed with We Will Rock You and will not be recommending it to friends and family. I love Queen music and thought that at the very least I would enjoy that part of the performance, ie the songs if not the storyline/acting. However the songs were screeched rather than sung and the storyline so poor that even if the cast were good actors it would be impossible to know it with the material they have to work… Read Full Review