“It’s almost impossible to imagine
how a musical could be more epic”
STEFAN KYRIAZIS, DAILY EXPRESS ONLINE
KNIGHTS OF THE ROSE CALLS FORTH
ANDY MOSS TO THE WEST END
Romance of the Rose Productions is delighted to announce the casting of Andy Moss (Hollyoaks, Doctors) for the West End production of Knights of the Rose, which opens on 29th June.
Moss will play the lead character, knight Gawain. Upon a victorious return from battle he, alongside his three comrades, finds that things are far from a bed of roses. Together they prepare for the ultimate face-off against their unrelenting adversaries.
Moss is a well known face to millions after his long running role as loveable rogue, Rhys Ashworth in Channel 4’s flagship drama Hollyoaks. Playing Rhys for eight years on the show, Moss took part in some of the most explosive and award winning storylines. He also played Paul Cuthbert in the popular BBC daytime soap opera Doctors and most recently completed a national tour playing the lead role of Sam Wheat in Ghost the Musical.
“We are incredibly excited to have Andy onboard as our hero Gawain” said Racky Plews, “Andy not only embodies this heroic knight but also has the powerhouse rock vocals that bring justice to these beloved and classic songs.”
Andy joins 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) and Bleu Woodward (Emily). Ian Gareth-Jones, Kelly Hampson and Tom Bales make up the ensemble.
Andy stated “I am thrilled to join Racky Plews (director) and the incredible cast of Knights of the Rose. I have always had a passion for both rock music and theatre and where better to bring the two together than in this high-voltage, West End stage production.”
Directed by Racky Plews and created by Jennifer Marsden, Knights of the Rose opens on 29th June for 9 weeks only at The Arts Theatre.
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, Muse, Meat Loaf, 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.
SET LIST 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 – Meat Loaf // Marriage Of Figaro: Part 1V – Mozart // Survival – Muse // Don’t Speak – No Doubt //Turn, Turn, Turn – Pete Seegar // Everybody Hurts – R.E.M. // 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
LOCATION: Arts Theatre – 6-7 Great Newport St, London WC2H 7JB
DATES: 29th June – 26th August, 2018
PREVIEWS: 29th June – 4th July
PRESS NIGHT: Thursday 5th July – 7:00pm
Monday – 7.30pm
Tuesday – Off
Wednesday – 7.30pm
Thursday – 3pm/7.30pm
Friday – 7.30pm
Saturday – 3pm/ 7.30pm
Sunday – 4pm
On sale – 23rd March
Wednesday, Thursday Matinee, Thursday Evening, Sunday and Monday
£55 // £45// £33.50 // £22.50 // £15
Friday, Saturday Matinee, Saturday Evening
£65 // £49.50 // £38.50 // £25 // £20
Box Office: 020 7836 8463 // https://artstheatrewestend.co.uk/