After unavoidable postponements owing to COVID-19 regulations, the brand-new production and major world tour of Queen and Ben Elton’s multi award-winning rock musical We Will Rock You featuring an all-South African cast, crew and band began in Manila, The Philippines in October 2022. After touring Asia this hit musical opened in South Africa at Montecasino’s Teatro in March 2023.
The four-week Cape Town season recently opened at the Artscape Theatre Centre runs to Sunday, 04 June 2023.
Bjorn Salsone, host of Brunch with Bjorn connected with 3 of the cast to find out more about the production and what its like working internationally and what drives these 3 South Africans to do what they do.
The musical is produced by SA promoter, Showtime Management in conjunction with Selladoor Worldwide, Carlos Candal, Gavin Kalin Productions and Limelight Productions. Showtime Management previously staged We Will Rock You in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban in 2005 and 2006 to rave reviews and standing ovations.
The highly talented We Will Rock You cast is a combination of established, well-known performers and fresh new talent, making their musical theatre debut. Nicolette Fernandes (The Producers, Spring Awakening, URINETOWN! Sister Act) plays the leading role of the ‘sarcastic, cynical’ Scaramouche alongside Stuart Brown (How To Date Like A F*@#&%! Grownup – A Musical Comedy (Workshop Version), Defending The Gay Man) as Galileo, the dreamer who hears strange words in his head. Stage and screen actress, singer and dancer Londiwe Dhlomo plays the villain Killer Queen who rules Planet Mall with an iron fist, assisted by her second in command, Khashoggi, played by award-winning film, television and stage actor Craig Urbani (Chicago The Musical, Rocky Horror, Legacy, Blitzpatrolli). Tiaan Rautenbach (Jesus Christ Superstar, Binnelanders, Aspoestertjie) plays the role of Buddy who tries to figure out the “exact date the music died”. International and local musical theatre performer as well as television and feature film actor, Richard Gau (Calling Us Home, Evita, PRIME – Netflix Original) plays Brit, alongside Danelle Cronje (Doringrosie: Die Slapende Skone, Seussical, Barely Legal Showtunes) in the role of Oz.
Telling the story of a group of bohemians in a dystopian future, We Will Rock You is directed and choreographed by Olivier Award nominee Nick Winston (Annie, Loserville, Waiting for Godot) working with Associate Director and Choreographer, Ryan-Lee Seager and assistant Choreographer. Stuart Morley is the Music Consultant and Mark Crossland is the Musical Supervisor.
Book now at www.showtime.co.za or at Ticketmaster https://bit.ly/RockYouSA2023. Ticketmaster is the ONLY official exclusive ticketing agent and tickets should not be purchased from any other supplier/outlets. Discounted group bookings on groups of 15+ tickets available, [email protected] #rocktheworld #RockYouSA ENDS
SHOW INFORMATION WE WILL ROCK YOU 2023
ARTSCAPE OPERA HOUSE, Cape Town: Friday, May to Sunday, 04 June
Weekdays: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays 8pm
Weekends: Saturdays 3pm, 8pm; Sundays 2pm, 6pm.
TICKET PRICES including VAT
Midweek (Wednesday ,Thursdays and Sundays 18h00): R200, R250, R320, R400 / Weekend (Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays 14h00): R250, R320, R420, R500
SPECIAL DISCOUNT OFFERS – TERRIFIC TUESDAYS Only valid for Tuesday performances: R100, R150, R250, R350. Not valid with any other discount offer
GROUP BOOKINGS – 20% Discount on groups of 15 and more – Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday 6pm performances only valid for the top two prices. Contact Jill Somers office hours only, 9 am to 5pm on 079 218 1658, [email protected]