Now the news of Rachel's opening night is official there is likely to be a mad rush to secure tickets. If you look carefully at the picture above you might just be able to spot me and David at the front of the queue.
Here’s the email we received this afternoon:
TV's I'd Do Anything's RACHEL TUCKER lands Meaty
And Killer Queen reveals family ties with Mama Morton.
Irish singer Rachel Tucker who scored such a big impression with the judges and public alike on Andrew Lloyd Webber’s I’ll Do Anything – particularly for her performance of Cabaret which drew a standing ovation from the panel - but narrowly missed being cast as Nancy, has found herself her first West End leading lady role.
Rachel takes over the part of the sassy rebel Meat in Queen & Ben Elton’s hit musical We Will Rock You from mid-September. And by strange coincidence, this is the part made famous by Kerry Ellis, now a huge success on Broadway in Wicked; Kerry was one of Rachel’s biggest supporters on I’ll Do Anything.
Further news on the current re-casting of We Will Rock You has Mazz Murray, the longest serving cast member of the Dominion show, to continue in her role of Killer Queen. Mazz had the unenviable task of taking over the role from the powerhouse Sharon D. Clarke - now a judge on the BBC’s Last Choir Standing - in April 2004 but has more than ably made the part her own and has been giving the role her own brand of magic nightly for the past four years.
Mazz however is not the only member of her family treading the boards in the West End: sister Gina Murray joins the cast of
It is little surprise that both Mazz and Gina ended up on the musical stage. They are part of the
Other new casting for the cast of We Will Rock You taking it into its seventh year on stage include Ian Carlyle in the role of Meat’s tough-guy partner Britney, and Garry Lake as the guardian of the texts, Pop. Carlyle has impressed audiences with his performances in Porgy and Bess and Miss Saigon.
Show leads Ricardo Afonso, playing Galileo ‘the chosen one’, and Sabrina Aloueche as the lippy Scaramouche who eggs Galileo on to become a hero will continue to lead the company.
We Will Rock You new cast first night is Monday September 22.
We Will Rock is presently playing its seventh year in
WE WILL ROCK YOU. A Phil McIntyre Entertainments/Queen Theatrical Productions and Tribeca Theatrical Productions production. Dominion Theatre,
Tickets £27.50 - £55 from Dominion box office or by telephone on: 0870 169 0116 (Booking Fee).