Knights of the Rose at The Arts Theatre:
KNIGHTS OF THE ROSE is a new musical, which opens this summer and it sounds like it’s got all the ingredients for a rocking night out. It is described, as a classic Rock Musical of Shakespearean proportions, which sounds fabulous! Plus if you enjoy listening to some of the old rock classics, you will revel in the playlist which includes some of the legendary ballads and timeless anthems from rock greats such as Bon Jovi, Muse, Meat Loaf, Bonnie Tyler, No Doubt and many more.
Knights of the Rose is showing at London’s Arts Theatre for 9 weeks from the 29th June.
The Arts Theatre is a dynamic, independent commercial theatre in Newport Street, close to Leicester Square and in the heart of London’s West End. I love to support theatres like The Arts Theatre whenever I can, places which cultivate creativity and originality and which are part of a vibrant London West End Theatre scene. It won the Best Theatrical Venue in the 2016 Broadway World Awards and has been in operation since 1927. As well as its cosy theatre bar, which is open from 6 pm, it also has a private members club. And, there’s Rooms at the Arts, two bright and airy studios available for hire for rehearsals and workshops, as well as Covent Garden Cocktail Club.
The Knights of the Rose is not just about the music, it has been woven from a rich tapestry of literature and high-voltage classic rock. This is an epic tale of love, betrayal and sacrifice where the noble Knights of the Rose must defend their house and their honour. Even as the chivalrous Knights return from a glorious victory, a greater threat against the kingdom stirs, as they face the greatest battle of the age, and betrayal threatens to tear them apart. But no knight’s tale would be complete without a bit of romance so be assured there will be plenty of opportunities to see if true love wins through.
The show is directed by Racky Plews and created by Jennifer Marsden. Romance of the Rose Productions has just announced their first casting. See below:
Leading the noble Knights is Adam Pearce(King Aethelstan) who is joined by 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.
Whether you are a born romantic whose heart is ready to be stolen by a gallant knight or you simply love a good Fock Musical this promises to be the perfect theatrical night out. I know I am looking forward to seeing it!
Knights of the Rose opens on 29th June for 9 weeks only at The Arts Theatre.
The Arts Theatre, 6-7 Great Newport Street