Initial casting for the upcoming world premiere of Knights of the Rose has been confirmed.
Opening for previews at the Arts Theatre from the 29th June, the first casting for Racky Plews’s production has been announced. Leading the way 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.
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?
Created by Jennifer Marsden, Knights of the Rose features classic rock songs originally sung by the likes of Bon Jovi, Muse, Meat Loaf, Bonnie Tyler, No Doubt and many more.
The production is directed and choreographed by Racky Plews, whose previous credits include Thoroughly Modern Mille (UK Tour), Summer Holiday (UK Tour), American Idiot (West End and UK Tour), Footloose (West End and UK Tour) and Guys and Dolls.
Meanwhile, the musical is designed by Diego Pitarch whose stage credits include Sunset Boulevard in London’s West End, Spend, Spend, Spend directed by Craig Revel-Horwood, which won a TMA award for Best Musical in 2009, the 2011 European tour of The Who’s Tommy, the 2013 UK and Ireland tour of Fiddler on the Roof starring Paul Michael Glaser as well as the 2017 touring production of The Addams Family and Crazy for You.
Knights of the Rose will play at the Arts Theatre from the 29th June until the 26th August. To book tickets click here or visit: Ticketmaster.co.uk, Encore Tickets, Love Theatre.com, Theatre Tickets Direct.co.uk, From the Box Office, See Tickets.