Celebrating the magic of Queen at the Barnyard

Killer Queen 1KILLER Queen is The Barnyard Theatre at Gateway’s hot, new production which will run at the Umhlanga venue from April 19 to May 29.

Queen is famous for their music style which combines hard rock, massed vocal harmonies and overdubbed guitar work, catchy pop melodies, surreal humour and flamboyant theatrical performances. Killer Queen is a tribute to this outrageously brilliant British rock group and its frontman, and features a ten-piece cast who capture all these elements and more!

The show features the band’s earlier work with songs such as Seven Seas Of Rhye and Keep Yourself Alive; before moving on to the masterpiece album, A Night At The Opera.

The cast perform a special tribute to this brilliant album with songs including Love Of My Life, The Prophet’s Song, Death On Two Legs and Bohemian Rhapsody; tackling more anthemic rock songs from the seventies including Somebody To Love, Don’t Stop Me Now, We Will Rock You and We Are The Champions.

The show also pays tribute to Freddie Mercury’s solo career that included hit songs such as The Great Pretender and Barcelona.

Queen was well known for their variety of musical styles from funk, pop, hard rock and synth pop to progressive rock. Killer Queen covers all these styles of music with songs like The Show Must Go On, Another One Bites the Dust, Who Wants to Live Forever, Radio Ga Ga, A Kind of Magic, Under Pressure and many more.

Tackling these huge hits are vocalists JP Moggee, Riyaan Cornelius, Clint Lotz, Lisa Goldin and Kea Brand; backed up by a band made up of guitarists Barry Thomson and Sheldon von Grimm, with Calli Thomson on keyboard, Jason Vex on bass guitar and Matthew Rennie on drums.

The matinee show is sold out for Mother’s Day on Sunday, May 8, so The Barnyard will be staging an evening show starting at 8 pm. Tickets will remain at the Sunday price of R110 per person, so this is the perfect way to great your mom (and the rest of the family)!

Tickets are R155 per person from Wednesday to Saturday, with discounted specials of R120 every Tuesday night and R110 for the Sunday matinee show.

For bookings and enquiries, phone The Barnyard Theatre on 031 566 3045 or visit http://www.barnyard.durban.

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