'We Will Rock You' tells the story of a globalized 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!
The idea for the musical came after a meeting between the actor Robert De Niro with musicians Brian May and Roger Taylor, in Venice in 1996. De Niro's daughter was a big fan of the Queen and the actor asked if the legends of rock had never thought of creating a musical based on their songs. That was the beginning of everything.
Since 2002 over 15 million theatregoers in 17 countries have been thrilled by this awe-inspiring production which is based on the songs of Queen with a book by Ben Elton (The Young Ones, Blackadder, Popcorn). Elton fashioned this hilarious futurist comedy around more than 24 of Queen’s biggest hit songs including We Are The Champions, Radio Ga Ga, I Want To Break Free, Somebody To Love, Killer Queen, Don’t Stop Me Now, Under Pressure, Bohemian Rhapsody, Another One Bites The Dust and of course, We Will Rock You.
The Landmark Theatre in Ilfracombe has to be one of North Devon’s more unusual theatres. Notable for its double conical design, locals nickname this award-winning theatre Madonna’s Bra for its resemblance to the singer’s famous costume. The Landmark Theatre hosts a range of events, all with a fantastic sea-facing view. You can search for the best Ilfracombe Landmark Theatre tickets here at TickX.
The Landmark Theatre is the modern replacement of the Pavilion Theatre, a Victorian-era theatre partly destroyed by a fire during the 1980s. The theatre later endured demolition, leaving the coastal town of Ilfracombe without its own theatre. The Landmark Theatre eventually opened in 1998.
Until recently the North Devon Theatres’ Trust (NDTT) operated the Landmark Theatre along with the Queen’s Theatre in Barnstaple. However, the NDTT went into administration in 2017. Since November 2018, the theatre is operated by the touring theatre company Selladoor Worldwide.
The Landmark Theatre boasts two performance spaces, its 480-seater main theatre and the flat floor 300-capacity Pavilion Room. The versatility of these spaces lets the theatre host a variety of great events including theatre, music, comedy, dance, opera and pantomime. The theatre also presents regular cinema screenings.
For those looking to relax before a show, there is also the Rendezvous Cafe. This offers morning coffee and afternoon tea, along with a mouth-watering lunch menu prepared entirely onsite. If you want to enjoy a delicious meal while chatting about the show you're about to see, this is the place. What's more, you can do it all in front of a beautiful view of the seafront.
You’re sure to have a fantastic night out at the Ilfracombe Landmark Theatre. There are few better places to catch a show in North Devon. You can look at upcoming shows and find the best tickets for Ilfracombe Landmark Theatre shows here via TickX.
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