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Monday, April 4, 2016


Killer Queen is The Barnyard Theatre’s hot, new production which will run at the Gateway venue from April 19 to May 29.

Killer Queen is about the showmanship, charisma, harmony and power of the music group Queen and the inimitable Freddie Mercury, that all come together in one mind-blowing concert.

Queen are famous for their music style which combines hard rock, massed vocal harmonies and overdubbed guitar work, catchy pop melodies, surreal humour and flamboyant theatrical performances. Killer Queen is a tribute to this outrageously brilliant British rock group and their frontman, and features a ten-piece cast who capture all these elements and more!

The show features the band’s earlier work with songs such as Seven Seas Of Rhye and Keep Yourself Alive; before moving on to the masterpiece album, A Night at the Opera. The cast perform a special tribute to this brilliant album with songs including Love Of My Life, You’re My Best Friend, Death On Two Legs and Bohemian Rhapsody; then tackling more anthemic rock songs from the seventies including Somebody To Love, Don’t Stop Me Now, We Will Rock You and We Are The Champions.

The show also pays tribute to Freddie Mercury’s solo career that included hit songs such as The Great Pretender and Barcelona. Queen were well known for their variety of musical styles from funk, pop, hard rock and synth pop to progressive rock. Killer Queen covers all these styles of music with songs like The Show Must Go On, Another One Bites the Dust, Who Wants to Live Forever, Radio Ga Ga, A Kind of Magic, Innuendo and many more.

Tackling these huge hits are vocalists JP Moggee, Riyaan Cornelius, Clint Lotz, Lisa Goldin and Kea Brand; backed up by a band made up of guitarists Barry Thomson and Sheldon von Grimm, with Calli Thomson on keyboard, Jason Vex on bass guitar and Matthew Rennie on drums.

Tickets R155 pp from Wednesday to Saturday (R120 pp every Tuesday night and R110 pp for Sunday matinees). For bookings and enquiries, phone The Barnyard Theatre on 031 566 3045 or visit

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(NB: The matinee show is sold out for Mother’s Day on May 8, so The Barnyard will stage an evening show starting at 20h00. Tickets will remain at the Sunday price of R110 pp.)