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Knights of the Rose - Andy Moss joins cast

Andy Moss

Casting news

ROMANCE of the Rose Productions has announced the casting of Andy Moss (Hollyoaks, Doctors) for the West End production of Knights of the Rose, which runs at the Arts Theatre from July 5 (previews from June 29) to August 26, 2018.

Moss (pictured) 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.

Director Racky Plews said: “We are incredibly excited to have Andy onboard as our hero Gawain. Andy not only embodies this heroic knight but also has the powerhouse rock vocals that bring justice to these beloved and classic songs.”

Moss joins Adam Pearce (as 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.

Moss said: “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.”

Knights of the Rose is a classic rock musical of Shakespearean proportions. Featuring the ultimate playlist, it includes legendary ballads and timeless anthems from Bon Jovi, Muse, Meat Loaf, Bonnie Tyler, No Doubt and many more.

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