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We will rock you

Saturday 4th July 2009, at Birmingham Hippodrome

Warwick Club has reserved 63 tickets for We will rock you at Birmingham Hippodrome.

Tickets are 25.50 for Warwick Club members, their spouse/partner, and dependent children under 18. Tickets may also be purchased at cost for guests (subject to availability of places) for 41.00 . Full price for these tickets would normally be 41.00 .

Please contact the organiser, Ken Williams, for tickets. Please remember to give your personnel/retiree number, and state how many tickets you would like, and who each ticket which you request at member price is for, their age and relationship to you.

QUEEN & BEN ELTON’S WE WILL ROCK YOU IT’S A KIND OF MAGIC ! “The audience has the right to expect something as fabulous and grand and theatrical as the music itself.” Ben Elton When it became news some years back that one of Britain’s most phenomenally successful comedy writers Ben Elton was teaming up with legends of rock, Queen, for a musical we all wondered what such a unique collaboration would turn out. Especially when screen icon Robert de Niro became so impressed after attending the original workshop that his company Tribeca came on board as American partner. The result was a new chapter in theatre history – “We Will Rock You” - a rock ‘theatrical’ which defied all comparisons and has gone on to rock London’s West End and theatres around the world for the past six years to an audience of well beyond 6 million. Elton fashioned a hilarious futurist comedy around more than 24 of Queen’s biggest hit songs delivered in a show that boasts the scale and spectacle that marked Queen’s live performances. And with Queen’s Brian May and Roger Taylor as music supervisors and “a band without parallel in the theatre” behind the cast you’d be right to expect “We Will Rock You” to rock as fiercely as the best of Queen’s concerts. “This show is all about legend,” says Ben Elton. “We take the legend of Queen and create our own fantastical story of young kids battling the might 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”. Says Brian May: “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.” “We Will Rock You” is written and directed by Ben Elton (The Young Ones, Blackadder, and Popcorn). Mark Fisher, Production Designer, and Willie Williams, Lighting Designer, have created set designs for Pink Floyd, Janet Jackson, The Rolling Stones and U2. Tim Goodchild is Costume Designer and Arlene Phillips (Starlight Express, Grease and Saturday Night Fever) is Choreographer. Bobby Aitken (Grease and Mamma Mia!) is Sound Designer. “THERE’S NO ESCAPING THE IRRESISTIBLE PULL OF THESE SONGS, OR THE VISUAL AND AURAL ASSAULT ON THE SENSES THAT THE SHOW ACCOMPANIES THEM WITH” Sunday Express “EXHILARATING AND GREAT FUN” Time Magazine “THIS SHOW SHOULD RUN FOREVER. SENSATIONAL” Daily Mirror “A NEW BREED OF MUSICAL. IT’S BRILLIANT” BBC Newsnight Please note this show contains strobe lighting and some smoke special effects

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