ROCK OF AGES: Cast announced for the smash hit musical that will be visiting the city in 2021/22
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Rock Of Ages are delighted to announce the cast for the UK tour, visiting the likes of Birmingham, Liverpool, Manchester and Cardiff over 2021/22.
The producers said today, ‘We are thrilled to welcome back many returning cast members from the last tour and a new rising star Joe Gash who will be playing the iconic role of Lonny. We can’t wait to be back and to give audiences (and fans) the best party night out of the summer’.
The full cast for the Rock Of Ages tour includes:
Luke Walsh who first played the lead role of Drew in the 2018/2019 tour, and he is back to reprise the role in 2021. Luke is a singer/songwriter and his theatre credits include ‘Chess’ (Umeda Arts Theatre, Osaka) AND ‘Boybands Forever’ (Germany Tour).
Rhiannon Chesterman played Regina on the previous tour and is returning in the role of Sherrie. Rhiannon’s previous theatre credits include UK and Ireland tour of ‘Grease’ and ‘Mrs Henderson Presents’ at Noel Coward Theatre, West End.
Joe Gash will play the iconic role of Lonny. Joe will be making his theatre debut in the role.
Ross Dawes will play Dennis Dupree, his previous West End theatre credits include ‘Phantom of the Opera’, ‘Girl from the North Country’, ’Charlie & the Chocolate Factory’ and ’Shrek the Musical’.
Gabriella Williams will play Regina and her previous credits include Sophie in ‘Mamma Mia!’ in the West End at the Novello Theatre and ‘Carrie; The Musical’ at Southwark Playhouse.
Jenny Fitzpatrick will play Justice. Jenny previously played the alternate Tina Turner in ‘TINA, The Tina Musical’ in London’s West End at the Aldwych theatre.
Vas Constanti, Andrew Carthy, Erin Bell will also be returning in their roles from the 2018/2019 tour as Hertz Klinemann, Franz Klinenmann and Constance. They are also joined by returning cast members Adam Strong and Joshua Dever.
They are joined by Scott Hayward, Sam Turrell, Phoebe Samuel-Gray, Siobhan James, Morgan Scott and Janine Somcio.
The crew is made up of Company Stage Manager Paul Deavin, Deputy Stage Manager Sophie Mason, Assistant Stage Manager/Book Cover Mali-Beth Rose, Technical Stage Manager Toby Lee-White, Chief LX Toby Cartmell, LX2 / Tech Swing Pete Fry, Sound 1 Christopher James, Sound 2 Robert Matthews, Head of Wardrobe Samantha Griggs and Wardrobe Assistant Stefan Stuart.
Returning to the band from the 2018/2019 tour, Musical Director and Keys Liam Holmes, Guitar Marc Le Guerrannic, Bass Guitar Elliot Mason and Drums Vito Guerrieri.
“Rock of Ages” is the hilarious musical comedy lavished with over 25 classic rock anthems, including ‘Don’t Stop Believin’, ‘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’, played loud and proud by an awesome live band.
Leave it all behind and lose yourself in a city and a time where the dreams are as big as the hair, and yes, they can come true!
Location and Dates:
19 - 21 BIRMINGHAM Alexandra Theatre
24 - 28 SUNDERLAND Empire
31 - 4 SEP GLASGOW Kings Theatre
14 - 18 LIVERPOOL Liverpool Empire
21 - 25 WIMBLEDON New Wimbledon Theatre
28 - 2 OCT MILTON KEYNES Milton Keynes Theatre
5 - 9 MANCHESTER Opera House
19 - 23 EXETER Northcott Theatre
25 - 31 DARTFORD Orchard Theatre
2 - 6 STOKE-ON-TRENT Regent Theatre
8 - 13 CHELTENHAM Everyman Theatre
16 - 20 HAYES Beck Theatre
23 - 27 DARLINGTON Hippodrome
30 - 4 DEC GRIMSBY Grimsby Auditorium
18 - 22 POOLE Lighthouse
25 - 29 WOKING New Victoria Theatre
22 - 26 LLANDUDNO Venue Cymru
1 - 5 CREWE Lyceum Theatre
21 - 26 BLACKPOOL Winter Gardens
29 - 2 APRIL WOLVERHAMPTON Grand Theatre
12 - 16 PETERBOROUGH New Theatre
19 - 23 HULL New Theatre
3 - 7 CRAWLEY Hawth Theatre
10 - 14 EDINBURGH Playhouse
17 - 23 CARDIFF New Theatre
24 - 28 AYLESBURY Waterside Theatre
31 - 4 JUNE NEW BRIGHTON Floral Pavilion
7 - 11 WELLINBOROUGH Castle Theatre
14 - 18 PORTSMOUTH King's Theatre
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