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.
Knights Of The Rose at Arts Theatre

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


Synopsis


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.


Cast


Andy Moss - GAWAIN

Adam Pearce - KING AETHELSTAN

Oliver Savile - HUGO

Chris Cowley - PALAMON

Rebecca Bainbridge - QUEEN MATILDA / BESS

Bleu Woodward - EMILY

Ruben Van Keer - JOHN

Katie Birtill - HANNAH

Matt Thorpe - HORATIO

Rebekah Lowings - ISABEL

Ian Gareth Jones - ENSEMBLE

Kelly Hampson - ENSEMBLE

Tom Bales - ENSEMBLE

Jennifer Caldwell - SWING


Creatives


Author: Jennifer Marsden - Creator
Director: Racky Plews
Designer: Diego Pitarch
Choreography: Racky Plews
Production: Romance of the Rose Productions

Venue


Arts Theatre - Main House
6-7 Great Newport Street
London
WC2H 7JB

Dates


From: Friday 29 June 2018

Closed: Sunday 26 August 2018

Tickets


Standard: From £20


Links


Show website
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