Queen musical We Will Rock You has announced it will play its final performance at the Dominion Theatre in London’s West End on May 31, 2014. The production has been at the venue for 12 years, originally opening on May 14, 2002.
When the musical closes in the West End on May 31, it will have been performed 4,600 times. The show is the longest running production at the Dominion Theatre by over nine years, and is now in the top-10 of London’s longest running musicals of all time.
It has been seen by 6.5 million people and has been performed in 28 countries. In 2011, the show won the Olivier Audience Award, voted for by the public. It is produced in the West End by Phil McIntyre Entertainments, Queen Theatrical Productions and Tribeca Theatrical presentation.
General Manager of the Dominion Theatre, David Pearson, said: “It has been a privilege to have hosted We Will Rock You for the past 12 years. To have the show rocking the Dominion and seeing a standing ovation night after night has been quite amazing. We wish the show every success for the future, as we now prepare to accelerate our restoration and refurbishment programme ready to welcome an exciting new production in 2015.”
A replacement show was yet to be announced as GTW went to press.