Wednesday, 2 March 2011

ROGER TAYLOR & BRIAN MAY LAUNCH WE WILL ROCK YOU STAMPS

ROYAL MAIL MUSICALS STAMPS SET TO ROCK YOU!

· Queen’s Roger Taylor and Brian May launch stamps

· Ahead of the return of We Will Rock You to Birmingham Hippodrome this summer

Royal Mail is celebrating over seven decades of popular UK stage musicals on a new set of stamps issued on Wednesday 24 February.

The Musicals stamps sees a cast of eight musicals taking centre stage, including the Queen tale We Will Rock You, West End classic Oliver!, and Monty Python’s Spamalot, amongst others.

Queen members Roger Taylor and Brian May, who helped launch the Musicals stamps at the Dominion Theatre, said: “We’re thrilled that We Will Rock You has been immortalised on a Royal Mail stamp. The image on the stamp takes us back to when we were touring as Queen and embodies the rock and roll music that we wanted to celebrate in We Will Rock You the musical.”

We Will Rock You, named after the Queen hit single was selected as one of the four 1st Class stamps alongside Blood Brothers, Oliver! and Spamalot.

Philip Parker, Royal Mail Stamps spokesperson, added: “Our Musicals Stamps reflect the diversity and popularity of the wide range of musicals that have graced not only West End stages, but also hundreds of others around the world.”

People can see the real We Will Rock You, featuring Queen’s greatest hits, when it returns to Birmingham Hippodrome from 5 July – 13 August starring Noel Gallagher (Hear’say) X Factor star Rhyddian and Leon Lopez (Brookside).

Tickets can be purchased by calling 0844 338 5000 or online http://www.birminghamhippodrome.com/

Calls vary from 5pm per minute. 5% transaction charge.

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