THE return of worldwide smash hit Queen musical We Will Rock You to Southampton next week is close to a complete sell out.

More than 15,000 theatregoers will enjoy the week long run of Queen and Ben Elton's epic rock musical as it storms back onto the Mayflower stage from Monday to Saturday.

A limited number of single seats are still available in the balcony for Monday to Wednesday evening and Thursday matinee performances, but seats in the stalls and circle have proved a hot ticket as We Will Rock You returns for the first time since its month long Mayflower Theatre debut back in 2011.

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 Jenny O’Leary (Heathers The Musical / Rent), with Michael McKell (Macbeth / Blood Brothers) as Buddy.

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.

Since 2002 over 15 million theatregoers in 17 countries have been thrilled by We Will Rock You’s awe-inspiring production, showcasing a number of Queen’s finest hits, including We Are The Champions, I Want To Break Free, Somebody To Love, Under Pressure, Bohemian Rhapsody and Another One Bites the Dust.

Queen guitarist and songwriter Brian May told the Daily Echo: “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 We Will Rock You fans will love revisiting the world’s first true Rock Theatrical, and a whole new generation will now discover the VIBE!”

We Will Rock You tells the story of a globalised future without musical instruments. A handful of rock rebels, the Bohemians, fight against the all-powerful Globalsoft company and its boss, the Killer Queen; they fight for freedom, individuality and the rebirth of the age of rock.

Scaramouche and Galileo, two young outsiders, cannot come to terms with the bleak conformist reality. They join the Bohemians and embark on the search to find the unlimited power of freedom, love and Rock!

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