Saturday, 24 May 2014

FIRST LOOK: UK Tour of Rock Of Ages

ROCK OF AGES The Musical is the ultimate rock mix-tape musical, an hilarious story of dreams, love and - of course - rock. A celebration of classic 80s rock culture, the show tells the story of a small town girl and a big city rocker falling in love to the greatest songs of the decade. Featuring memorable tunes such as ‘We Built This City’, ‘The Final Countdown’, ‘I Wanna Know What Love Is’ and ‘Don’t Stop Believin’, the show brings its wild celebration of Los Angeles rock culture to the UK. Warning: this show may unleash your inner rock god, and have you reaching for your air guitar in the aisles.   

ROCK OF AGES The Musical is written by Chris D’Arienzo, directed by Kristin Hanggi and choreographed by Kelly Devine.  The UK Associate Director & Choreographer for this tour is Leigh Constantine, and the UK Musical Supervisor is Elliott Ware.  Scenic design for the production is by Beowulf Boritt, costume design is by Tony Award nominee Gregory Gale, lighting design is by Jason Lyons, sound design is by Tony Award nominee Peter Hylenski, and projection design is by Zachary Borovay. 

The show will tour to Birmingham, Edinburgh, Torquay, Nottingham, Bromley, Bradford, Aylesbury, Bristol, Stoke, Liverpool, Sunderland, Glasgow, Brighton, Milton Keynes, Woking, York, Southampton, Dublin, Belfast, Hull, Cardiff, Oxford, Sheffield, Southend and Wimbledon.

The cast includes Noel Sullivan (Drew), Ben Richards (Stacee Jaxx), Stephen Rahman-Hughes (Lonny), Daniel Fletcher (Dennis), Cordelia Farnworth (Sherrie), Rachel McFarlane (Justice), Jack Lord (Hertz), Jessie May (Regina/Candi), Cameron Sharp (Franz), Tom Andrew Hargreaves (Joe Primo), Rakesh Boury (Mayor), Abigail Climer (Waitress #1), Imogen Brooke (Constance), Kylie Michelle Smith (Young Groupie), Russell Smith (Male Swing/ Dance Captain), Chris Southgate (Male Swing) Stephen Rolley (Male Swing), Tara Verloop (Female Swing/ Assistant Director) and Charlotte Anne Steen (Female Swing). 

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