We Will Rock You is a jukebox musical based on the songs of Queen and named after their hit single of the same name. The musical was written by British comedian and author Ben Elton in collaboration with Queen members Brian May and Roger Taylor. WWRY takes place in a tongue-in-cheek dystopian future where originality and individualism are shunned, and a lone “Dreamer” appears who can fulfill a prophecy that will enable the return of rock ‘n roll.
Produced by Queen Theatrical Productions, Phil McIntyre Entertainment and Robert De Niro’s Tribeca Theatrical Productions, the original London production was directed by Christopher Renshaw, and choreographed by Arlene Phillips. It opened in the West End at the Dominion Theatre on 14 May 2002. A month later, Brian May performed on the roof of Buckingham Palace and the original cast performed tracks from the musical at Party at the Palace. WWRY has become an audience favourite, becoming the longest-running musical at the Dominion Theatre, celebrating its tenth anniversary in 2012, and now touring around the world.