| ‘Rock of Ages Musical London’
is the ultimate ’80’s rock mix-tape musical’, a rip-roaring, hilarious story of hedonism, dreams, love and of course ROCK! So popular has it been in New York, Toronto and Melbourne that the show is currently being made into a star-studded movie. Filming is now under way on the movie that is set to be 2012’s blockbuster musical starring, amongst others, Russell Brand
, Alec Baldwin
and Catherine Zeta Jones
. Tom Cruise
will be playing the role of Stacee Jaxx.
The roles of the smalltown girl and boy (who meet, fall in love, lose each other then struggle to fight for their love – all to the backdrop of good old 80’s ROCK!), Sherrie and Drew will be taken by West End stars Amy Pemberton and Oliver Tompsett. They will join a highly respected ensemble cast when the show opens at London’s Shaftesbury Theatre. Previews start on 31st August.
As Oliver says: Growing up listening to 80’s Power Ballads on VH1 I used to dream about combining 80’s Rock songs with musical comedy but someone beat me to it. ‘Rock of Ages Musical London’ is way better than what I dreamt of and you know what they say “If you cant beat them Join them!
Joining Oliver and Amy to belt out some of the greatest hits of the 80’s (including Wanted Dead Or Alive, Don’t Stop Believin’, Here I Go Again, and I Want to Know What Love Is) will be Simon Lipkin best known for playing Nicky / Trekkie Monster in the Original London Cast of Avenue Q who will be taking the role of the wise-cracking narrator Lonny.
‘Rock of Ages Musical London’ is written by Chris D’Arienzo, directed by Kristin Hanggi and choreographed by Kelly Devine. Scenic design is by Beowulf Boritt, costume design is by Tony Award nominee Gregory Gale, lighting design is by Jason Lyons, sound design is by Tony Award nominee Peter Hylenski, and projection design is by Zachary Borovay.
As always, keep checking for further announcements at Whitesnake
. Enjoy the show!
The FOREVERMORE TOUR continues…