Galileo Galileo

January 22, 2010 strictlyinkwell

Went to see ‘We Will Rock You’ at the O2 arena (still think of it as The Point) in Dublin for the opening night with my youngest brother. I saw it about 4 years ago and its been updated well.

Ten minutes into the show and they had to stop because of technical difficulties. Oh dear. Starts up again. Singers were amazing. Particularly the female lead Scaramoush. Wow! She belts out ‘I want to break free’. My brother said it was like the female reincarnation of Freddy Mercury.

Killer Queen is suitably dominatrix-like and an amazing singer. Galileo, the male lead was great. Britney Spears, head of the Bohemians was amazing. The Charlotte ‘Bleeding’ Church joke is not quite as funny as it was 4 years ago as its a little dated.  

Half way through the second half the microphones went. In fairness to the actors they kept going and its a tribute to just how strong their voices are that we could hear them as we were sitting way back close to the back. It took about half an hour to sort it out which wasn’t nice.

It started back up again with Scaramoush saying ‘As I was saying’ which was funny. Lots of girl power in it which is great. About two swear words and some adult humour but kids would love all the flashing lights. Everyone knows the lyrics so everyone sings along which is fun.

What made it extra special is that the guitarist, Brian May and the drummer (sorry, can’t remember his name) from Queen joined the cast and played on most of the songs.

Script written by Ben Elton, music, obviously from Queen. The story is totally daft but you could almost see how it could come true. Cleverest thing about it is that the music almost seems to be written to fit the show rather than the other way around.

The O2 arena is not very comfortable but with the show in full swing you dont really care. Expensive, 45 euros a ticket with 5 euros booking fee added on by Ticket Master (Grrr, how the heck do they justify that) but definitely worth it.



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  • 1. Markus  |  January 25, 2010 at 1:08 pm

    The name of Queen’s drummer is Roger Taylor 😉

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