AFTER a sold-out tour in 2018/2019, the producers of the hit musical Rock of Ages have announced the cast for the UK tour which will take place at Darlington Racecourse for a week in November.
Rock of Ages has been dubbed a hilarious musical with over 25 classic rock anthems including “Don’t Stop Believin”, “We Built This City”, “The Final Countdown”, “Wanted Dead or Alive”, “Here I Go Again ‘,’ Can’t Fight this Feeling ‘and’ I Want To Know What Love Is’, performed by a live band.
In a statement, the producers said, “We are delighted to once again welcome many of the cast from the latest tour and new rising star Joe Gash who will play the iconic role of Lonny.
“We can’t wait to be back and give the public (and fans) the best party night of the summer.”
The full cast for the Rock of Ages tour includes Luke Walsh who first played the lead role of Drew on the 2018/2019 tour, and he’s back to reprise the role in 2021. Luke is a songwriter. – performer and her theater credits include ‘Chess’ (Umeda Arts Theater, Osaka) AND ‘Boybands Forever’ (Tour in Germany).
Rhiannon Chesterman played Regina on the previous tour and returns as Sherrie. Rhiannon’s previous theatrical credits include a UK and Irish tour of “Grease” and “Mrs Henderson Presents” at the Noel Coward Theater, West End.
Joe Gash will play the iconic role of Lonny. Joe will make his theater debut in the role.
Ross Dawes will play Dennis Dupree, his previous West End theater credits include “Phantom of the Opera”, “Girl from the North Country”, “Charlie & the Chocolate Factory” and “Shrek the Musical”.
Gabriella Williams will play Regina and her previous credits include Sophie in “Mamma Mia!” in the West End at the Novello Theater and ‘Carrie; The Musical ‘at Southwark Playhouse.
Jenny Fitzpatrick will play Justice. Jenny previously played backup Tina Turner in “TINA, The Tina Musical” in London’s West End at the Aldwych Theater.
Vas Constanti, Andrew Carthy, Erin Bell will also return in their 2018/2019 tour roles as Hertz Klinemann, Franz Klinenmann and Constance. They are also joined by cast members Adam Strong and Joshua Dever.
They are joined by Scott Hayward, Sam Turrell, Phoebe Samuel-Gray, Siobhan James, Morgan Scott and Janine Somcio.
Now a worldwide hit with hit seasons on Broadway, London’s West End and Las Vegas and a star-studded Hollywood film version, the show promises to party in Darlington.
Rock of Ages takes place at Darlington Racecourse from Tuesday, November 23 through Saturday, November 27, 2021. Tickets are on sale now. For more information or to book, call 01325 405405 or visit: www.darlingtonhippodrome.co.uk