According to the BBC, Queen guitarist Brian May has revealed that Freddie Mercury will “appear” on stage during a special performance of the West End musical “We Will Rock You”.
May stressed that while the new “effect” was not a hologram, but more of “an optical illusion of sorts”, the production team had been working on ways to give the late singer a presence during its 10th anniversary show for some time:
“It’s a little unfortunate they did that thing with Tupac as we’ve been trying to make Freddie appear on the stage for quite a while…[That technique] is something we’ve looked at ourselves but I think probably for a show that runs eight shows a week it’s not really quite practical.”
But don’t worry…May says that nothing will take away from the celebration, adding:
“People will come out saying, ‘did we actually see Freddie?'”
The special performance will take place on May 14 to celebrate 10 years of the hit musical at London’s Dominion Theatre. As well as almost all the original London cast in attendance, Hollywood star Robert De Niro – who is one of the show’s producers – will also be making an appearance.