The world’s premier Queen tribute show, Queen: It’s A Kinda Magic, will complete a 15-stop national tour from May – taking fans back to the glory days of Freddie Mercury and his iconic band Queen.
Capturing the imagination of Queen fans both locally and internationally, Director Johnny Van Grinsven attributes the show’s continued success to the attention-to-detail; everything from the costumes, instruments and even the lighting cues have been designed to replicate those seen in real Queen concerts.
Making QUEEN : IT’S A KINDA MAGIC extraordinarily authentic is the close consultation of Peter Freestone, Freddie Mercury’s best friend, biographer, assistant and constant companion for the final 12 years of his life. Freestone has schooled the cast and producers on the characteristics and nuances of the original band in order to perfect the performance.
The show recreates Queen’s 1986 World Tour concert and features the band’s greatest hits performed live including We Will Rock You, Bohemian Rhapsody, We Are the Championsand Fat-Bottomed Girls, along with a few obscure Queen tracks that die-hard fans will truly appreciate.
The UK’s Giles Taylor takes on the lead role of Freddie Mercury with support from Australians Richie Baker as Brian May on guitar and Kyle Thompson as Roger Taylor on drums, as well as South Africa’s Steven Dennett as John Deacon on bass.
Taylor said, “The show is effectively a visual montage of Queens best live performances. It is designed to cater for die-hard Queen fans, newbies to the Queen scene and your average rock music fan. When people come to the show we aim to have them leaving with the perception that they have just seen the real Queen live.”
QUEEN : IT’S A KINDA MAGIC will play the State Theatre at 8 pm on Sunday 29th July.
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