The production will open in Peterborough by the start of next month, visiting a long list of venues until May this year. Featuring some of the most relevant rock anthems of the last century, the show will be led by Coronation Street star Kevin Kennedy in the role of Dennis Dupree.
“This must be just like livin’ in paradise and I don’t want to go home”. But for the worse or the better, every great story (and every great moment) must come to an end at some point. However, before the tears run through our faces, how about let the adrenaline intoxicate us (and maybe something else too… I mean music!). Today, the producers of Rock of Ages have announced the full troupe that will be performing some of the greatest anthems of the last century, in this hilarious (and already a classic) show, which will now be led by Coronation Street star Kevin Kennedy.
Playing the role of Dennis Dupree from its opening at Peterboroguh New Theatre on 1 February, Kevin will be joined by Sam Turrell as Drew Boley, Gabriella Williams as Sherrie Christian, Tim Oxbrow as Lonny Barnett, Cameron Sharp as Stacee Jaxx, Natalie Winsor as Justice Charlier, Vas Constanti as Hertz Klinemann, David Breeds as Franz Klinemann, Stephanie Chandos as Regina. The cast is completed by Erin Bell, Adam Strong, Scott Hayward, Darius James, Reece Duncan, Tianna Sealy-Jewiss, Janine Somcio, Rhys West and Phoebe Samuel-Gray.
Directed and choreographed by Nick Winston (credits include feature films Tomorrow Morning, MAME, The Royal Variety Performance), the piece is defined as a hilarious musical comedy with a rock classics studded repertoire, with songs like We Built This City, The Final Countdown, Wanted Dead or Alive, Here I Go Again, Can’t Fight This Feeling and I Want To Know What Love Is. With Set and Costume design by Morgan Large (The Woman in White, Joseph and the Technicolour Dreamcoat and Tell Me On A Sunday), the creative credits are completed by Lighting Design by Ben Cracknell (Sunset Boulevard, Pantoland at the Palladium, Priscilla Queen of the Desert), Sound Design by Ben Harrison (Mame, Priscilla Queen of the Desert and Fame) and Video and Projection design by Duncan McLean (The Car Man, Nutcracker! and Magic Goes Wrong).
Following Peterborough, Rock of Ages will visit Bromley (7 – 11 February), Aberdeen (14 – 18 February), Blackpool (20 – 25 February), Truro (27 February – 4 March), Bradford (7 – 11 March), Manchester (14 – 18 March) and Barnstaple (21 – 25 March). From May the tour will stop in Llandudno, Crewe, Hull, Wolverhampton, Newcastle and Swansea. Tickets and further information are available on the following link.