By: Ricardo Altamirano
WE WILL ROCK YOU, the rock-n-roll musical featuring 24 of Queen’s greatest hits, made its much anticipated opening in Singapore at the Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay on 5 January 2023. The re-imagined production from the iconic Ben Elton & Queen collaboration, watched by 20 million worldwide, is now directed and choreographed by Olivier Award nominee, Nick Winston. Singapore is its second stop, following its premiere in Manila in November 2022. Tickets to the Singapore performances, playing till 22 January 2023 are available at Sistic.
After Singapore, this production continues a multi-year international tour, bringing this dynamic new interpretation to audiences across the world. GMG Productions, whose headquarters are in Manila, will bring We Will Rock You to New Zealand in June 2023, after Singapore’s season.
“GMG Productions is incredibly excited to have our production of We Will Rock You debut in Singapore. While the original production has been seen by over 20 million people worldwide, we know the Singapore audience loves Queen and Queen’s music, and we can’t wait to thrill them with our brand-new set and costume design. Our director has also brought a modern vibe to the musical and we promise that the 2023 update is one musical-rock-concert that everybody will enjoy,” said GMG Productions CEO and We Will Rock You producer, Carlos Candal.
In addition, Mr Candal adds, “GMG Productions has had its sights on markets outside of the Philippines for some time, so we are thrilled to be taking We Will Rock You to Singapore and New Zealand, two markets we plan to bring a lot of content to over the next few years. While Manila is where it all started, we are focused on expanding into the rest of the Asia Pacific.”
We Will Rock You follows two revolutionaries as they try to save rock’n’roll music in a post-apocalyptic world. The musical is telling of an age where algorithms predict every human preference, and so, the new We Will Rock Youis a musical for our time: a fast-paced, fist-pumping, foot-stomping anthem to individuality. This brand-new international rock-powered production features 24 of Queen’s biggest hits, including Killer Queen, Under Pressure, We Are the Champions, Radio Ga Ga, I Want to Break Free, Don’t Stop Me Now Bohemian Rhapsody, Another One Bites the Dust, and, of course, the inimitable We Will Rock You.
Says Nick Winston, director and choreographer, “I’m so grateful to the Producers for supporting my vision for We Will Rock You. Science fiction isn’t a genre you get to explore often in musical theatre, and I have had so much fun bringing this dystopian world to life with my extraordinary cast and creative team. I hope the Singapore audience enjoys what we’ve worked on to bring them!”
With a futuristic styled set by Tom Rogers, video backdrop by Douglas O’Connell and fabulous new costumes from Sarah Mercade, the musical is set to thrill Singapore in its limited season!
We Will Rock You is produced by Selladoor Worldwide, GMG Productions, Carlos Candal, Gavin Kalin Productions, Limelight Productions and ShowTime Management South Africa.
TICKETING AND SHOW INFORMATION
5 January 2023 – 22 January 2023
Tuesday to Friday : 8.00 pm
Saturday : 2.30pm & 8.00pm
Sunday : 1.00pm & 6.00pm
Tickets are available from:
|Cat 1||$188||Cat 4||$108|
|Cat 2||$158||Cat 5||$88|
Website: www.sistic.com.sg Phone: +65 6348 5555
Check out the photos from Opening Night at the Esplanade, Theatres on the Bay in Singapore on 5 January 2023!
Photo Credit – GMG Productions
GMG Productions have their headquarters in Asia, servicing the entire Asia Pacific region, as well as regional bases around the world.
Having strong long-term relationships with some of the world’s most acclaimed Producers, GMGP is dedicated to bringing prestigious productions to the region. For over a decade the GMGP team have been involved in presenting numerous productions in Manila including CATS, RSC’s Matilda, Disney’s The Lion King, Les Misérables, MAMMA MIA!, WICKED, The Phantom of the Opera, West Side Story and The Sound of Music.
In December 2020, GMGP mounted a successful Pantomime season of Cinderella, the first ever panto in Christchurch, New Zealand. In 2021, GMGP toured New Zealand with DreamWorks’ Madagascar the Musical.
In 2022, GMGP presented Queen’s hit musical We Will Rock You in Manila, Madagascar the Musical on an Australian tour and Beauty in the Beast in New Zealand.
Audiences will be experiencing more of what Broadway and London’s West End have to offer, with an exciting lineup of shows in the coming years.