Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Queen: Brian May joins We Will Rock You cast for Bohemian Rhapsody charity performance

Queen guitarist Brian May joins cast members of the “We Will Rock You” musical for a virtual video performance of the band’s 1975 classic, “Bohemian Rhapsody”, in an effort to raise funds for the UK charity Acting For Others.

Created by Sabrina Aloueche (Scaramouche in London) and Alex Bourne (Khashoggi in London), the video began as a small project – with Aloueche recruiting performers and Bourne mixing and editing the video – that grew to feature over 50 cast members, creatives and musicians from the long-running musical, which opened on London in 2002.

"Together, and with the help of a few friends, a three-week project has resulted in a beautiful statement that music, whether live or recorded or in isolation, really does bring a community together!,” says Aloueche. “Because of this, they'd like to shine a light and raise some awareness for a wonderful charity whose incredible work has helped many individual actors in this industry especially during these tough and uncertain times: Acting For Others."

The non-profit organization provides financial and emotional support to all theatre workers in times of need through its 14-member charities; for more information and/or to donate directly, visit

Queen’s fourth album, “A Night At The Opera”, delivered the group’s groundbreaking classic, “Bohemian Rhapsody”, earning the band their first No. 1 UK single and first US Top 5 record.

The song’s continued popularity through the years inspired a 2018 film of the same name that won four Academy Awards last year – including Best Actor to Rami Malek for his portrayal of Freddie Mercury – and earned more than $900 million dollars at the box office to become the highest-grossing music biopic in history.

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