About the show
Listen to an epic rock soundtrack with new musical Knights Of The Rose at Arts Theatre.
The myths and legends of Britain get a radical remix with Knights Of The Rose, a brand new rock musical at the Arts Theatre.
Billed as ‘a classic rock musical of Shakespearean proportions’, Knights Of The Rose uses the stirring tunes of rock legends Bon Jovi, Meatloaf, Bonnie Tyler, No Doubt and others. The story, meanwhile, is a mash-up of some of the greatest writers in the history of Britain: Marlowe, Shakespeare and Chaucer.
The eponymous Knights Of The Rose are tasked with defending their House and their honour. The chivalrous knights have returned from a recent victory, but this is no time rest on their laurels. Within their own kingdom, a threat is stirring. It is one that needs drastic attention before it is too late.
The track list includes: Blaze Of Glory by Bon Jovi, Holding Out For A Hero by Bonnie Tyler, Hero by Enrique Iglesias, Don’t Speak by No Doubt, Addicted To Love by Robert Palmer, Wherever You Will Go by The Calling and also He Ain’t Heavy He’s My Brother by The Hollies.
Andy Moss leads the cast as Gawain. The actor previously appeared in TV dramas Hollyoaks and Doctors. Adam Pearce plays King Aethelstan. Chris Cowley joins him, playing Palamon, with Oliver Savile as Hugo and Rebecca Bainbridge as Queen Matilda/Bess. Rebekah Lowings plays Isabel, while Matt Thorpe plays Horatio and Ruben Van Keer plays John. Katie Birtill takes on the role of Hannah with Bleu Woodward as Emily. Ian Gareth-Jones, Kelly Hampson and Tom Bales complete the cast.
Jennifer Marsden created the show. Racky Plews directs and choreographs the heart-pumping production. The director’s previous credits include the UK tour of Thoroughly Modern Milly and the West End musical American Idiot.
Producers promise that it’s as suitable for Game of Thrones fans as it is for Medieval scholars. So if you like to rock out, get booking.
Suitable for audience members aged 12 and over.
Knights Of The Rose runs from 29 June – 26 August 2018 at the Arts Theatre.
Map & Location
The Arts Theatre
Great Newport StreetLondonWC2H 7JB