Articles on ‘Ben Elton’

We Will Rock You opens at QPAC

We Will Rock You. Image Supplied.

Part rock concert, part musical, We Will Rock You opened last week in QPAC’s Lyric Theatre and although the plot is not a literary masterpiece, a standing ovation was proof that the audience didn’t need textual depth to having a rollicking good time. If you were a teen in the era of cassette tapes, then… Read more.

We Will Rock You Review

Jaz Flowers, Thern Reynolds,  Erin Clare and Gareth Keegan. Photo by Jeff Busby.

Sydney audiences appreciate a jukebox musical. If the crowd on opening night of We Will Rock You is anything to go by, a Queen-inspired musical will always find its support in a raucous audience that knows (and often sings along) to all the songs. And as long as that’s the case, producers will keep bringing… Read more.

We Will Rock You – A Chat with Ben Elton

Ben Elton. Image by Johnny Ring

Ben Elton has enjoyed a lifelong immersion in words. From successful TV shows like Rowan Atkinson’s Blackadder, to a cavalcade of acclaimed standalone novels, to full length theatrical plays – it seems that Ben Elton’s pen has traipsed joyfully through all of the successes possible within the creative world. Musical Theatre fans may recognise Ben’s name… Read more.

We Will Rock You returns to Oz?

We Will Rock You

According to, Ben Elton’s smash hit musical We Will Rock You – featuring 24 songs from Queen’s catalogue – will be returning to Australia for a national tour next year. Announced on the band’s Facebook page and website, a revival of the production is set to be produced by Australia’s leading musical theatre producer John Frost, in association with… Read more.

Gasp! by Queensland Theatre Company

Remember when the advertising industry first introduced bottled water? Many thought it was a ridiculous idea that would never take off and I for one, refused to buy it on political/ethical grounds. Ben Elton’s hil’air’ious satire Gasp! looks at a money hungry mining company which is devouring our resources one commodity at a time. When… Read more.


Every once in a while a show comes along that will stay with you for a long time. Ben Elton’s satirical work Gasp! is one such show. It’s little wonder that this show has stood the test of time and still holds as much relevance as it did when it was first developed for London… Read more.

QTC’s Wesley Enoch Sets the Scene for 2014

Queensland Theatre Company’s 2014 season has officially been launched… There was excitement all round as the company’s creatives and subscribers were invited to QPAC’s Playhouse for the launch of the 2014 QTC season. Decked out with AstroTurf, lounge chairs and a barbeque, the theme of the afternoon was very chilled-out and relaxed as the artists… Read more.

We Will Rock You revival set to tour Australia, arena style

The Australian premiere of We Will Rock You opened at the Regent Theatre Melbourne in August 2003. Written by Ben Elton and featuring 24 songs from British rock band Queen, the jukebox musical has enjoyed worldwide success and now it’s returning to Australia as part of its 10th anniversary Arena Tour. The show’s first ever World Arena… Read more.