Ben Elton is back in the director’s chair for ‘We Will Rock You’ playing at Ipswich Regent Theatre next month

Published12th April 2022

Queen and Ben Elton’s smash hit musical ‘We Will Rock You’ is back for 2022 to celebrate its 20th anniversary directed by Ben Elton and will be playing at the Ipswich Regent Theatre. The sell-out 2019 week of ‘We Will Rock You’ broke box office records for the Regent Theatre and over 70% of tickets have already sold for the return later this year.

The musical has seen success in theatres and arenas all around the world since it first premiered in London 20 years ago at the Dominion Theatre in May 2002. And now, the original writer of We Will Rock You and godfather of stand-up comedy, Ben Elton will be back in the Director’s chair working with the new 2022 cast to rock UK audiences once again.

Ben Elton says:

“I can hardly believe it’s been 20 years since ‘We Will Rock You’ premiered in London. Or that much of what we thought was science fiction in the script back then has turned into science fact! I guess Queen were always ahead of the game! I’ve directed this show all over the world and I’m thrilled to bring it home to the UK with a brand new production and a fabulous cast of young Bohemians, most of whom were rocking in their cradles when this adventure first began."

The musical extravaganza features 24 of Queen’s greatest hits and has been watched by over 16 million people in 19 countries.

The cast will see Ian McIntosh play Galileo, Elena Skye as Scaramouche, Jenny O’Leary as Killer Queen and Adam Strong as Khashoggi. Together with Michael McKell as Cliff, Martina Ciabatti Mennell as Oz, David Michael Johnson as Brit, and an Ensemble including Laura Bird, Kate Leiper, Joanne Harper, Anna Davey, Edward Leigh, Spin, Karen Walker, David Muscat, Damien Walsh, Laura Ava-Scott, Victoria Collins, Joseph Connor, Louis Clarke-Clare and Jacob Fearey.

‘We Will Rock You’ plays at the Ipswich Regent Theatre from Monday 9 May to Saturday 14 May 2022. Further information and tickets can be booked on the Ipswich Theatres Website.