Dutch Dates Announced for WWRY 10th Anniversary World Arena Tour

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Dutch Dates Announced for WWRY 10th Anniversary World Arena Tour

The 10th Anniversary World Arena tour of WE WILL ROCK YOU, the Queen and Ben Elton musical, will visit the Heineken Music Hall in Amsterdam from 9 to 12 April 2013.

The worldwide tour will kick off in early 2013 and will visit arenas in Finland, Denmark, Luxembourg, Czech Republic, Turkey, Bulgaria and the UK and Ireland in 2013. Further dates in Japan, South Africa, New Zealand and Australia will be announced shortly. 

All dates will go on sale on Friday 29th September 2012, except Dublin which went on sale already.

On announcing the Arena tour, Queen’s Brian May said: “After our first 10 years in Rock Theatricality, this is the next giant step for WWRY - and the show will feature a brand new arena-size design - a big night out for all!” 

The last WWRY UK tour visited six cities across 13 months. The tour sold over half a million tickets, setting and smashing box office records and was crowned the UK’s favourite show at the prestigious Olivier awards. The London production of the show has just celebrated its 10th birthday and it is the longest running musical ever staged at the West End’s Dominion Theatre, booking until October 2012. The show has thrilled over seven million people in the UK, and close on 15 million people in 17 countries worldwide. 

The production is directed by Ben Elton, with Queen’s Brian May and Roger Taylor as music supervisors, Arlene Phillips oversees the musical staging and choreography.

Photo credit: QueenOnline.com

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Dutch Reporter As a writer and theatre enthusiast living in the Amsterdam area, I'd love to be your guide to significant developments and background information from The Netherlands and nearby countries. Despite being a small country, where theatres can't rely on tourists to fill seats, the musical culture is thriving and diverse. International musical theatre mogul Joop van den Ende has his homebase here and musical theatre performers and creatives from the UK and US are often warmly welcomed in the Netherlands to work in (creating) local and international productions.


 
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