Queen's Brian May surprises fans with impromptu guitar solo at We Will Rock You musical

Publish Date
Friday, 18 February 2022, 3:52PM

Theatregoers at the Kings Theatre in Portsmouth got the surprise of their life this week when none other than the legendary Brian May walked out on stage!

As that night's show for the musical We Will Rock You was coming to an end, the Queen guitarist appeared on stage for an epic guitar solo as part of the 'Bohemian Rhapsody' finale.

"To have Brian May here at the Kings Theatre – it was a real coup. It was phenomenal! The audience went absolutely wild," the theatre's artistic director Jack Edwards said following the performance.

While ensemble cast member David Muscat posted a video of the moment on Twitter, captioning the post: "Had some dude invade our finale last night. At least he knew the guitar solo."

The Portsmouth show marked the relaunch of the We Will Rock You UK tour, which has been put on hold for two years as a result of the global pandemic.

We Will Rock You opened in the West End 20 years ago and has since toured the UK and the globe many times over, with shows in Europe, the US, Australia, Japan, South Africa, Brazil and elsewhere.