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Freddie Mercury to appear as optical illusion in Queen musical

Queen’s Brian May has revealed that Freddie Mercury will appear as an ‘optical illusion’ during a special performance of hit musical 'We Will Rock You.'

The legendary guitarist, whose band recently announced a new show with temporary frontman Adam Lambert, told the BBC that “people will come out saying, 'did we actually see Freddie?'" when the spectacle takes place at London’s Dominion Theatre on May 14.

The 64-year-old refused to describe the stunt as a ‘hologram’ but went onto express his disappointment that Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre had used a similar tactic to bring Tupac Shakur back to life during their set at Coachella last month:

"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."




Watch the cast of Queen musical We Will Rock You perform 'Under Pressure' below: