Opinions were split during the opening night of We Will Rock You at HM Theatre.
As a massive Queen fan I was desperate to see the West End hit.
However, I was bitterly disappointed by one of the worst scripts I’ve ever seen and a show with pretty poor production values.
When comparing other touring shows like Cabaret and the Bodyguard, which wowed audiences within last 12 months in Aberdeen, it really was difficult viewing.
The only thing that saved it was the excellent score and pretty decent vocals performed by the cast.
There is no denying the talent on the stage, both from the actors and the musicians, however the script left me feeling I was watching some amateur dramatic mash-up of a desexualised Rocky Horror Show and Starlight Express.
However, don’t let my musings put you off as it seems the music alone was enough to carry an audience who were all on their feet singing to Bohemian Rhapsody in unison by the end of the show.
Ian McIntosh, as Galileo, and Elena Skye, as Scaramouche, are both worth a mention and in my opinion carry the whole stage play.
If you’re looking for a decent production with some sparkling prose I’d stay away. But if you’re happy to go and rock out to your favourite Queen tracks then It’s A Kinda Magic.
We Will Rock You runs at HMT until Saturday.