Royal Mail gives London musicals stamp of approval

Published February 24, 2011

A brand new set of special stamps were launched by the Royal Mail today paying tribute to London musicals and celebrating the glittering West End.

Each of the eight stamps features a musical that has appeared on the London stage in the last seven decades, including current shows We Will Rock You, Blood Brothers and Billy Elliott The Musical, and past classics Me And My Girl, Oliver!, Monty Python’s Spamalot, The Rocky Horror Show and Return To The Forbidden Planet.

Roger Taylor and Brian May, members of the iconic rock band Queen, launched the stamps today, celebrating the inclusion of their musical We Will Rock You. Taylor described the image on the We Will Rock You stamp as: “a triumphant gesture and I think it embodies the spirit of rock ‘n’ roll that we’re trying to get over in our musical”.
   
It takes two years from the initial idea to the final product when creating a set of special set of stamps. This musical octet were designed to capture the essence of each musical using an iconic moment from a scene or a memorable poster design.

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