QUEEN and Ben Elton’s smash hit musical We Will Rock You will return to Southampton in January.

Featuring 24 of Queen’s biggest hits and Ben Elton’s hilarious futuristic comedy writing, We Will Rock You boasts the scale and spectacle that marked the band’s legendary live performances.

Queen guitarist Brian May said: “This is a stunning state-of-the art new-look production of We Will Rock You - but of course the original story is now more relevant than ever. We’re confident WWRY fans will love revisiting the world’s first true Rock Theatrical, and a whole new generation will now discover the VIBE!”

Since 2002 over 15 million theatregoers in 17 countries have been thrilled by the show.

It showcases Queen’s finest hits, including We Are The Champions, Radio Ga Ga, I Want To Break Free, Somebody To Love, Under Pressure, Bohemian Rhapsody and Another One Bites The Dust.

Set in the future, everyone wears the same clothes, thinks the same thoughts and goes about in a brain-dead haze. Musical instruments and composers are forbidden, and rock music is all but unknown. A group of “Bohemians” struggle to restore the free exchange of thought, fashion, and live music.

Taking on the role of Galileo is Olivier Award nominee Ian McIntosh (Beautiful – The Carole King Musical / The Commitments), who will be joined by Elena Skye (Les Misérables / Kinky Boots) in the role of Scaramouche.

Playing Killer Queen is Jennifer O’Leary (Heathers The Musical / Rent), with Michael McKell (Macbeth / Blood Brothers) as Buddy. Adam Strong (Jesus Christ Superstar / Rock of Ages) will take on the role of Khashoggi, with David-Michael Johnson (We Will Rock You, Germany / Jesus Christ Superstar) reprising the role of Brit and Amy Di Bartolomeo (Bat Out of Hell / Priscilla Queen of the Desert) playing Oz.

We Will Rock You will be at Mayflower Theatre from January 20 to 25. The rock musical was last there in April 2011.

Tickets are on sale now from 023 8071 1811 or mayflower.org.uk