'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 Liverpool Empire began all the way back in 1866 as the New Prince of Wales Theatre and Opera House and was at the time Liverpool's largest theatre. Since then the theatre has seen many names and many guises, but in 1925 it was replaced by an all-new building that we know today as The Empire Theatre.
The theatre has hosted many stars and big events, having housed two Royal Command Performances and the Royal Variety as well as stars like Aerosmith, Elton John, Kylie Minogue and more. In fact, the Empire hosted a local band called The Quarrymen who returned a couple years later as Johnny and the Moondogs before coming back in 1965 as The Beatles.
Now the Liverpool Empire Theatre is renowned for hosting variety shows, operas, pop concerts, plays and musicals like Wicked. Find and compare all events and tickets at the Liverpool Empire Theatre below to get the cheapest prices available.