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OPENED MAY 14TH 2002 LONDON DOMINION THEATRE

12th year at London Dominion Theatre
Longest running show/event at the Dominion Theatre

9th longest running show in London's West End
Open ended run now booking until April 2014 (UK)
So far over 4500 performances (UK)
4500 standing ovations (UK)

Average 600,000 tickets sold every year

6,600,000 tickets sold (London)
Over 15,000,000 tickets sold worldwide

OPENED IN THE FOLLOWING CITIES:
  • MELBOURNE, Australia, AUGUST ‘03
  • MADRID, Spain, OCTOBER ‘03
  • PERTH, Australia, APRIL ‘04
  • BRISBANE, Australia, JULY ‘04
  • LAS VEGAS, US SEPT ‘04
  • SYDNEY, Australia, OCTOBER ‘04
  • MOSCOW, Russia, OCTOBER ‘04
  • COLOGNE, Germany, DECEMBER ‘04
  • SPAIN, National tour, 2004-2006
  • TOKYO, Japan, MAY ‘05
  • JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, MAY ‘06
  • CAPE TOWN, South Africa, JULY ‘06
  • DURBAN, South Africa, OCTOBER ‘06
  • ZURICH, Switzerland, DECEMBER ‘06
  • OSAKA, Japan, JAN ‘07
  • TORONTO, Canada, APRIL ‘07
  • AUKLAND, New Zealand, OCTOBER ‘07
  • VIENNA, Austria, JANUARY ‘08
  • SEONGNAM, South Korea, FEBRUARY ‘08
  • SINGAPORE, MARCH ‘08
  • HONG KONG, PRC, MAY ‘08
  • GERMANY, Stuttgart, NOVEMBER ‘09
  • ITALY, Milan, 4 DECEMBER ‘09
  • UK/Southern Ireland TOUR MARCH ‘09 – JANUARY ‘10
    2nd UK TOUR Start DECEMBER ‘10
RETURNED TO:
  • JAPAN, NOVEMBER ‘06
  • MADRID, JANUARY ‘07
  • TORONTO, Transfer to Panasonic Theatre, JULY 2008
  • BANGKOK, Thailand, JULY ‘08
CURRENTLY PLAYING:
  • LONDON – Dominion
  • NETHERLANDS, Utrecht (Opened SEPTEMBER 3, 2010)
  • SWEDEN, Stockholm (Opened SEPTEMBER 12, 2010)
  • GERMANY, Berlin (Opened OCTOBER 21, 2010)
OPENING 2010:
  • ITALY 2011 Tour (Opening Bergamo, JANUARY 23)
  • NORWAY, Oslo (JANUARY 27)
  • DENMARK, Copenhagen (FEBRUARY 23)

AWARDS:

Theatregoers’ Choice Awards, UK – 2003
  • Best New Musical
  • Best Actor in a Musical (Tony Vincent)
  • Best Actress in a Musical (Hannah Jane Fox)
  • Best Supporting Actress in a Musical (Sharon D Clarke)
  • Best Director for Christopher Renshaw
Capital Gold Radio ‘Legends’ Awards, UK - 2003
  • Best Live Performance of the Year
Dora Awards, Toronto, Canada – June, 2007
  • Outstanding Production of a Musical
    (David and Ed Mirvish and the Kimsa Group in association with Queen Theatrical Productions, Phil McIntyre Entertainment and Tribeca Theatricals).
Olivier! Awards, UK, 2010
  • Nominated – Most Popular Show, Audience Award

FACTS & FIGURES:

LONDON

The London production, which led the way for world-wide productions in Australia, Japan, Germany, Russia, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, US (Las Vegas), and throughout Asia is now in its eleventh year on stage at The Dominion Theatre. It is booking ahead to April 2014.

In August 2005 the show officially became the longest running musical to play at the Dominion, one of the West End’s biggest theatres.  It took the record from the previous title holder, Robert Stigwood’s Grease, which ran at the Dominion for 3 years and 3 months. In setting a new performance record at the theatre, We Will Rock You overtook The Dominion’s  previous box office hits Beauty and the Beast, which played for 2 years 7 months, and Dave Clark’s Time, formerly the third longest-running show at 2 years.

We Will Rock You’s lengthy run at the Dominion also puts it ahead of the filmed version of The Sound of Music, which stayed on screen at the Dominion for a little over 3 years.

We Will Rock You has become one of the West End’s most enduring successes, outlasting other West End hit shows such as Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Our House, Bombay Dreams, Tonight’s The Night, Spamalot, Mary Poppins, Oliver!, Flashdance, Joseph, and Never Forget.  

As an indication of the wide audience the show attracts, the purchaser of the 1 millionth ticket in London on October 2006 was a 61-year old grandmother who was buying a ticket to treat her 4 year old great grandson to see the show.

AUSTRIA

The show’s opening in Vienna in January 2008 saw the highest ticket advance in the history of the Raimund Theatre, a remarkable achievement in the city recognised as the birthplace of musical theatre.

GERMANY

The original twelve month German run in Cologne continued to be extended and ran for over three and a half years. The show continues to be performed in Germany after transferring first to Stuttgart in November 2008 and then in October 2010 to Berlin.

LAS VEGAS

The show has developed an extraordinary devotion from fans: on Tuesday, January 25, 2005, Londoners, Kevin Morrissey and Julie Daw, were married in Las Vegas where they had traveled to see the production there of their favorite musical, “We Will Rock You”.  For their honeymoon evening festivities, they again sat through the show at the Paris Resort, Las Vegas. It was the 61st time for Kevin and the 42nd time for Julie seeing “We Will Rock You”. Following the show, the couple shared their honeymoon celebrations with the cast who made their evening by providing a backstage tour. The couple rounded off their honeymoon by spending their final night in Vegas again at the show.

TORONTO

The Toronto production, originally scheduled to play seven weeks, ran at the Canon Theatre for 61 weeks to more than 700,000 people, generated an estimated economic spin-off to the city of $180 million and provided employment to more than 300 Canadian artists, technicians and theatre support staff.  The show then transferred to Toronto’s Panasonic Theatre on July 16, 2008  with its run in the city extended 17 times. It continued to run until June 28, 2009. Between the two theatres WWRY played 788 performances and reached an audience of 1 million.

ACROSS THE WORLD

It is estimated the show has now been seen across the world by an audience of over 15 million people.

Scaramouche Ensemble

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