Knights Of The Rose announces first casting
Friday 13 April 2018
London West End - Musicals - Shows
First casting is announced for the West End classic rock musical created by Jennifer Marsden that gets its world premiere at the West End's Arts Theatre from 29 June.
Image: Arts Theatre
Romance of the Rose Productions have announced first casting for the world premiere of a new West End musical created by Jennifer Marsden entitled 'Knights of the Rose', an epic medieval tale featuring a timeless playlist of classic rock songs.
The show features five unforgettable Bon Jovi masterpieces and is accompanied by much loved songs from Bonnie Tyler, Meatloaf, No Doubt and more.
Knights of the Rose will play at The Arts Theatre for 9 weeks only from Friday 29 June to Sunday 26 August, and is directed and choreographed by Racky Plews.
With rich interwoven literature from Marlowe, Shakespeare and Chaucer mixed with legendary classic rock music; Knights of the Rose is a fusion of popular culture, evocative of 'Game of Thrones' and 'Bat out of Hell'.
Leading the noble Knights is Adam Pearce (King Aethelstan) who is joined by Chris Cowley (Palamon), Oliver Saville (Hugo), Rebecca Bainbridge (Queen Matilda / Bess), Rebekah Lowings (Isabel), Matt Thorpe (Horatio), Ruben Van keer (John), Katie Birtill (Hannah) and Bleu Woodward (Emily).
Ian Gareth-Jones, Kelly Hampson and Tom Bales make up the ensemble.
The set list for the show includes:
Blaze Of Glory - Bon Jovi
Blood On Blood - Bon Jovi
Always - Bon Jovi
Bed Of Roses - Bon Jovi
This Is Love, This Is Life - Bon Jovi
Changes - Black Sabbath
Holding Out For A Hero - Bonnie Tyler
Total Eclipse Of The Heart - Bonnie Tyler
Hero - Enrique Iglesias
King Arthur: Third Act - Henry Purcell
The Parting Glass - Irish Folk Song
Is Nothing Sacred - Meatloaf
Marriage Of Figaro: Part 1V - Mozart
Don't Speak - No Doubt
Addicted To Love - Robert Palmer
Hard Times Of Old England - Steeleye Span
Wherever You Will Go - The Calling
He Ain't Heavy He's My Brother - The Hollies
Pilgrim - Uriah Heep
Knights Of The Rose is a classic rock musical of Shakespearean proportions.
Featuring the ultimate playlist including legendary ballads and timeless anthems from Bon Jovi, Meatloaf, Bonnie Tyler, No Doubt and many more.
In this epic tale of love, betrayal and sacrifice, the noble Knights of the Rose must defend their House and their honour.
Even as the chivalrous Knights return from a glorious victory, a greater threat against the kingdom stirs.
As they face the greatest battle of the Age, and betrayal threatens to tear them apart, can true love and honour triumph?
Woven from a rich tapestry of literature and high-voltage classic rock, this heroic new story charges its way into the heart of London this summer.
Adam Pearce (King Aethelstan)
Chris Cowley (Palamon)
Oliver Saville (Hugo)
Rebecca Bainbridge (Queen Matilda / Bess)
Rebekah Lowings (Isabel)
Matt Thorpe (Horatio)
Ruben Van keer (John)
Katie Birtill (Hannah)
Bleu Woodward (Emily)
Author: Jennifer Marsden - Creator
Director: Racky Plews
Designer: Diego Pitarch
Choreography: Racky Plews
Production: Romance of the Rose Productions
From: Friday 29 June 2018
Closes: Sunday 26 August 2018
Standard: From £20
ActDrop full listing for Knights Of The Rose