- We Will Rock You organisers have announced that the 2020 SA tour has been postponed.
- Organisers cited health and safety concerns as well as government restrictions brought on by the coronavirus pandemic as the reason for the decision.
- New dates have been set for 2021, and those who purchased tickets will be contacted to exchange them for new dates or get a refund.
The Queen musical We Will Rock You has postponed their 2020 SA tour due to Covid-19.
Organisers shared the news in a press statement, citing health and safety concerns.
"The health and safety of our WE WILL ROCK YOU audiences, cast members and everyone involved in the production is of great importance and concern to SA producer Showtime Management, international partner Selladoor Worldwide and the show venues, Montecasino and Artscape," the statement reads.
Government restrictions on large gatherings have also played a part in the decision to postpone. "Current government legislation allows for a total audience to 50 persons and 15 crew and performers which, is unfortunately impractical and not financially viable. Therefore, WE WILL ROCK YOU is regretfully postponed to 2021, pending future restrictions and legislation."
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Producer Hazel Feldman of Showtime Management says the team remains "positive and optimistic that the show will go on".
The We Will Rock You tour, which would have started in Cape Town in late August 2020, is now scheduled to open at Montecasino's Teatro in Johannesburg from Friday 23 July 2021, and thereafter moves to Cape Town's Artscape Theatre Centre from Friday 3 September 2021.
Those who purchased tickets for the 2020 show will be contacted by Computicket to either exchange tickets for new dates or get a refund.