Now that Rachel's big news has started to sink in, we thought it might be a good idea to find out a little more about the role of 'Meat' in the show.
If like us you haven't seen 'We Will Rock You' before, here's a little basic information. I should say at this point that we'd welcome info from anyone who has seen the show and can give us a better idea of Meat's role. Please feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org
The show is of course based around the songs of UK rock band Queen, who were absolutely huge in the 1970s and 80s. Younger readers may wish to ask their parents what they were like, but I can tell you from personal experience they produced some of the best rock songs in the history of music.
'We Will Rock You' was conceived as a musical by UK author and comedian Ben Elton, along with Queen members Brian May and Roger Taylor.
The show opened in London's Dominion Theatre on May 14th 2002 and has been running ever since, making it the longest running musical at the venue.
The character of 'Meat' sometimes referred to as Meatloaf, is the leader of the Bohemians and her role is extremely demanding, both in terms of vocals and stamina. Currently played by Lucy Sinclair, the original Meat was Kerry Ellis.
Rachel is likely to be appearing in five songs in Act One and eight in Act Two. 'I Want It All', one of Queen's most widely known songs, will be an act one duet featuring Meat and Brit, followed by the hard-rocking 'Headlong', the ballad 'Only The Good Die Young' and the fun fifties pastiche 'Crazy Little Thing Called Love.' Rachel will feature heavily in all these numbers.
Act Two sees our girl perform in 'Flash', 'Seven Seas Of Rhye', 'These Are The Days Of Our Lives', We Will Rock You', 'We Are The Champions', 'We Will Rock You (Fast Version)' and the finale 'Bohemian Rhapsody.'
Needless to say, peak fitness is a must for the role, but as Rachel has demonstrated through her marathon number of performances in 'The Wizard Of Oz' and the rowing challenge on 'I'd Do Anything', this isn't going to be a problem.
Some of you have asked when Rachel is going to have her opening night and others have asked about ticket availability.
The simple answer to those questions is that we don't know yet, but as soon as we do, you will too.
What we can tell you is that Andy and I will be there. It may surprise you to learn that we have actually never met. Despite this, I can safely say that Andy is the best work colleague I have ever had, and it is a privledge to run Rachel's blog alongside him.
You will have no problem spotting us at the performance though -- we will be the two happiest blokes there. We have had complete unwavering faith in Rachel since we first met on the Internet Forums and to see that faith rewarded on a West End stage will make us the proudest bloggers on the planet.