We Will Rock You, the hit musical based on the songs of Queen, is to close on May 31st.
Written by Queen and Ben Elton, the musical has played at London’s Dominion Theatre for a record-breaking 12 years and is now the venue’s longest running show.
When the show closes it will have been performed at the Dominion an astonishing 4600 times while international versions have been performed in 28 countries.
Co-creators Brian May, Roger Taylor and Ben Elton said: “We want to thank every one of the many hundreds of incredible musical theatre artists, musicians and crew with whom we’ve had the privilege of working at the Dominion since 2002.
“And of course the incredible audiences who have rewarded them with over four and a half thousand standing ovations!”
General Manager of the Dominion Theatre, David Pearson, commented: “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.”