It arrives in Blackpool in August as part of a UK tour.
An epic medieval tale meets rock, as Knights Of The Rose sets to premiere in the West End in June. Coming to the Arts Theatre, the Jennifer Marsden created musical will feature music by the likes of Bon Jovi, Bonnie Tyler, Meatloaf, No Doubt and more.
Headlined by five huge Bon Jovi tracks; Blaze Of Glory, Blood On Blood, Always, Bed Of Roses and This Is Love, This Is Life, the music will accompany an tale of betrayal, love, bloodshed and redemption.
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?
The show’s producers have now confirmed the casting of Andy Moss, star of Hollyoaks and Doctors, who will play lead character Gawain. Known for his role as Rhys Ashworth in the Channel 4 drama, Moss most recently starred as Sam Wheat in the Ghost The Musical UK tour.
“We are incredibly excited to have Andy onboard as our hero Gawain,” says director and choreographer 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.”
Knights Of The Rose blends classic literature from the likes of Marlowe, Shakespeare and Chaucer with classic rock, building a world akin to Game Of Thrones and Bat Out Of Hell.
Other tracks include Total Eclipse Of The Heart by Bonnie Tyler, The Hollies’ He Ain’t heavy He’s My Brother, Changes by Black Sabbath, and many more.
Andy Moss 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.
“I am thrilled to join Racky Plews (director) and the incredible cast of Knights of the Rose,” says Andy. “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.”
Knights Of The Rose is directed and choreographed by Racky Plews, whose theatre credits include Thoroughly Modern Mille, Summer Holiday, American Idiot, Footlose and many more.
The musical spectacular arrives at London’s Arts Theatre on the 29 June 2018, running through until the 26 August 2018.
Tickets for Knights Of The Rose are available now through Ticketmaster.co.uk.