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We Will Rock You closes at Dominion on 31 May 2014 after 12 year run

The Queen musical, which has been running since 2002, is the West End’s fifth longest-running musical

The current cast of We Will Rock You
The current cast of We Will Rock You
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Queen musical We Will Rock You has posted closing notices at the West End's Dominion Theatre, where it has been running since May 2002.

Its final performance will be on 31 May 2014, shortly after its 12th anniversary.

Co-creators Brian May, Roger Taylor and Ben Elton said today: "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!"

Set in the future, We Will Rock You tells the story of a world in which globalisation has meant the death of real music in favour of computer-produced cyber stars.

The rebellious Bohemians, harking back to the 'Golden Age of rock' (embodied by Queen), attempt to overthrow the Killer Queen so that they can write and perform their own music.

We Will Rock You has a book by Ben Elton and features more than 30 of Queen's greatest hits including "Bohemian Rhapsody", "Crazy Little Thing Called Love", "Under Pressure", "Radio Gaga" and, of course, "We Will Rock You".

The show won five WhatsOnStage Awards, including Best New Musical, after opening on 14 May 2002. It's the fifth longest-running musical currently running in the West End, and tenth on the all-time list, according to the Society of London Theatre (SOLT).

We Will Rock You is directed by Elton, choreographed by Arlene Phillips and designed by Mark Fisher and Willie Williams.

The current cast, who were told of the closure last night (10 March), includes Oliver Tompsett, Rachael Wooding, Kevin Kennedy and Brenda Edwards.

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