Friday, April 1

New cast and dates for tour of Rock of Ages

New cast and dates have been announced for the current UK and Ireland tour of Rock of Ages.

Joining  the show from 10th May will be Kevin Kennedy as Dennis Dupree, Matt Terry as Stacee Jaxx, Sam Turrell as Drew, Gabriella Williams as Sherrie, Vicki Manser as Regina and Kellie Rhianne as Justice with  returning cast members Joe Gash as Lonny, Vas Constanti as Hertz Klinemann, Andrew Carthy as Franz Klinenmann and Erin Bell as Constance. Cast before 10 May will feature Joshua Dever in the role of Dennis Dupree.

The full cast is completed by Billy Roberts, Scott Hayward, Darius James, Siobhan James, Hollie-Ann Lowe, Phoebe Samuel-Gray and Morgan Scott.

Kevin Kennedy is probably best known for his portrayal of ‘Curly Watts’ in “Coronation Street”. His West End theatre credits include ‘Amos’ in “Chicago” at the Adelphi Theatre and “We Will Rock You” at the Dominion Theatre. Kevin has played both ‘Caractacus Potts’ and ‘The Child Catcher’ in the hit musical “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang”, becoming the first actor to have played both roles. He appeared as ‘Dennis Dupree’ in the 2018 UK Tour of “Rock of Ages” and has also appeared in the national tours of the musicals “The Rocky Horror Show”, “The Commitments” and Kay Mellor’s “Fat Friends”.

Sam Turrell returns to “Rock of Ages” and the role of ‘Drew’ having performed the show around the world on the NCL Breakaway cruise ship.

Gabriella Williams theatre credits include ‘Sophie’ in “Mamma Mia!” at the Novello Theatre, “Eugenius!” at the London Palladium, “Carrie The Musical” at the Southwark Playhouse and “Miss Saigon” and “Grease”, both on a UK tour.

Vicki Manser’s theatre credits include ‘Katherine Howard’ in “Six” both at the Arts Theatre and on a UK tour, “Beautiful the Carole King Musical” at the Aldwych Theatre and on a UK tour, “Bat Out of Hell” at the Dominion Theatre and “Sunny Afternoon” at the Harold Pinter Theatre.

Joe Gash’s theatrical credits include entertainment for P&O Cruises Australia and ‘Kenickie’ in “Grease” for Royal Caribbean’s Harmony of the Seas. Most recently Joe appeared as ‘Freddie Mercury’ on ITV1’s new show “Starstruck”.

As  well as existing dates, the show will also visit Tunbridge Wells (13 to 17 September ), Truro (28 February to 4 March 2023), Sheffield (5 to 11 March 2023) and Barnstaple (21 to 25 March 2023) with more dates to be announced.

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