Rock of Ages transfers to the Garrick Theatre
IT HAS now been confirmed that Rock of Ages will transfer to the Garrick Theatre, where it will begin performances on January 18, 2013.
Reprising their roles in the new venue will be current cast members Simon Lipkin (as the Narrator), Ross Hunter (Drew), Daniel Fletcher (Dennis Dupree) and Tim Howar (Stacee Jaxx).
Previously Posted: Rock of Ages will close at the Shaftesbury Theatre on January 6, 2013, prior to transferring to another but as yet unconfirmed West End venue.
Previously Posted: Joining Justin Lee Collins and Shayne Ward in the cast of Rock of Ages, which opens at the Shaftesbury Theatre on September 27, 2011 (previews from August 31), will be Oliver Tompsett (as Drew), Amy Pemberton (Sherrie) and Simon Lipkin.
All three have previously appeared in the West End – Tompsett as Fiyero in Wicked, Pemberton in Footloose and Jersey Boys and Lipkin in Avenue Q.
All three, along with Shayne Ward and other members of the cast, will be performing three songs – Dead or Alive, High Enough and Don’t Stop Believin’ – at this year’s West End LIVE, which takes place in Trafalgar Square on June 18 and 19.
The cast of Rock of Ages will also include Rohan Tickell, Rachel McFarlane, Jodie Jacobs, Sandy Moffat, Nathan Amzi, Grant Anthony, Cordelia Farnworth, Twinnie-Lee Moore, Andrew Spillett, Amy Thornton, Natalie Andreou, Carly Mercedes Dyer, Ian McIntosh, Jamie Muscato, Zizi Strallen and Dylan Turner.
Set on the Sunset Strip of 1987, Rock of Ages is the story of Drew, a busboy and aspiring rocker who chases his dreams to Los Angeles’ most famous rock club, where he meets Sherrie, a small-town girl newly arrived from Kansas.
Rock of Ages is built around classic rock hits from the 1980s, especially from the famous glam metal bands of the decade, and features songs from Styx, Journey, Bon Jovi, Pat Benatar, Twisted Sister, Steve Perry, Poison and Asiaand, among others.
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