Calling all Queen fans! The musical â€˜We Will Rock You’ is heading to Malta between the 18th and 20th October 2019. Here’s what to expect!
Calling all Queen fans! The musical ‘We Will Rock You’ is heading to Malta between the 18th and 20th October! FM Theatre Productions plans to raise the roof with its upcoming production of the smash-hit musical based on the music of legendary British rock band Queen. If you are planning your holidays in Malta this autumn, why not catch this iconic show?
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‘We Will Rock You’ is one of the longest-running musicals on London’s West End and has been produced in six continents. Local producer Edward Mercieca said: “Queen is one of Britain’s most iconic and timeless rock bands. With the success of the recent Oscar-winning film Bohemian Rhapsody, enthusiasm for their seminal music is especially high, so what could be better than to bring the fun and energy of their music to the local stage?” We couldn’t agree more!
Bringing West End stars!
Eager eyes may well recognise the star of the local run later this year, as top West End performer Katie Paine takes on the role of Killer Queen, the villain of the show. Paine played the role Killer Queen in the West End production of ‘We Will Rock You’ from 2011-2014 at The Dominion Theatre, starring over 300 times during this period! The show also sees a stellar local cast featuring Francesco Nicodeme, Tez Camilleri, Michela Agius, David Ellul, Edward Mercieca and Maxine Aquilina. The show is described by one of the legendary rock band’s original members Brian May as ‘live, dangerous and more than anything else: it rocks!’
What to expect?
Well, naturally a whole lot of Queen songs shape the show! The musical is set in the distant future where planet Earth is now known as Planet Mall, and every inhabitant must dress, think and act the same. In a world where musical instruments are strictly forbidden, and rock music is unknown, a small group of Bohemians rebel against the system and struggle to restore the free exchange of thought, fashion and, most of all, music. On top of a great plot, expect a night of singing your heart out!
A truly unique venue
This fantastic musical will take place at the Mediterranean Conference Centre. Situated towards the tip of Valletta’s peninsula, the MCC is a unique setting offering magnificent views across the Grand Harbour. The building was initially built as a hospital in the 16th century by The Order of St. John, and it was known as the Sacra Infermeria or the Holy Infirmary, indeed you may hear the locals still referring to it as Il-Furmarija. It is considered as one of Europe’s largest conference centres within a historical setting.
We have already started singing Radio Gaga, Bohemian Rhapsody and of course We Will Rock You! Will you be there? Grab your tickets for ‘We Will Rock You’, book your flights to Malta today and get ready to experience a kind of magic on the Maltese Islands!