During We Will Rock You’s 12 year run at the Dominion theatre, a giant gold Freddie Mercury statue adorned the entrance by Tottenham Court Road tube station.
After the show closed in 2014, Queen drummer Roger Taylor saved the monument from being put in storage by placing it in his garden at home in the country.
Now as the cast of the revival gear up for their 12-week run at the London Coliseum this summer, a brand new Freddie statue has been created and transported to the venue of the Queen musical.
Sir Brian May shared the news celebrating the opening of previews for the show ahead of its premiere on Wednesday evening.
The 75-year-old guitarist posted snaps and a video celebrating the unveiling at the start of the run.
Sharing a post of the statue being lifted out of a van, Sir Brian wrote: “How exciting is this ?
“Brand new FREDDIE Statue arriving to be installed in London’s Coliseum Theatre – ready for the grand new opening next week !!! We Will Rock You – It’s a promise ! Bri.”
In an accompanying video with the statue, he added: “We had 12 years in the Dominion [theatre] and I wonder how things will go in the Coliseum. It looks great, see you there!”
After attending the first preview, which stars show writer Ben Elton for the first time, Sir Brian shared: « It was a magnificent first preview tonight of WE WILL ROCK YOU the Rock Theatrical, reborn in the Coliseum Theatre and bristling with new energy. Congratulations to the entire Company – what an incredible response !!!! »
Queen musical We Will Rock You starring Ben Elton opens June 2 at London Coliseum for 12 weeks and can be booked here.