Two weeks after the
first try-out I saw the Dutch première of the WWRY musical in
I arrived at the
theatre one-and-a-half hours before the show so I was not there
when Brian May arrived in the afternoon. A friend of mine was
waiting there with just a few others and I heard Brian shook
hands with all of them and made time for a chat and pictures. As
usual Brian May, Roger Taylor and Ben Elton were present at the
Some weeks ago Brian and Roger visited the theatre and gave 50
free tickets away to fans, by means of a lottery. Fortunately I
was one of the lucky winners. I had already bought two première
tickets so now other friends (steady visitors of the WWRY
musical as well) were now able to be at the première too.
After collecting our tickets we went back outside to wait at the
red carpet and see quite some Dutch celebrities entering the
All the 50 tickets-winners were seated on the first rows, I sat
at row 2 and it was nice to meet others who I see at conventions,
tours and the musical. And it's quite nice to have people
recognise me through this website, just as the guy at my left.
In that way the contact is immediately there. At my right there
was a guy who saw the musical for the first time and he was
really blown away. Next to him sat a man who has been a Queen
fan as long as I am (since 1974/1975) and we had a nice chat
about the early days and the Queen tours we went to see back
then. Just as myself he also was at the Freddie Mercury Tribute
This evening was
superb. Every cast member gave 150% or more to make it all
happen and ROCK. Having seen the first try-out I noticed some
changes (for the better!) and this time the timing was perfect,
just as the soundvolume. The audience was great too, thanks to
the many Queen fans of course. And as usual during Bohemian
Rhapsody the audience went wild when Brian May came on stage to
do his flaming licks. At the end Roger and Ben Elton joined him.
I had expected Brian to say a few words but no, after a couple
of curtain calls the lights went on and it was over.
left the theatre fully blown away by this great Rock Show. There
was an afterparty in the lounge of the theatre but it was said
neither Brian or Roger did attend. I had to leave shortly after
the end of the show but heard that Brian did meet some fans
outside later this evening again.