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16 June 2011

OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE: ROCK OF AGES announces full London cast

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** ROCK OF AGES – The Musical announces full London cast **
** Shayne Ward and Justin Lee Collins joined by West End stars **
** Cast members to perform at West End Live this weekend *

ROCK OF AGES THE MUSICAL, the smash hit musical comedy is proud to announce the full cast line up, as Justin Lee Collins and Shayne Ward are joined by West End stars Amy Pemberton, Oliver Tompsett, Simon Lipkin and more.

The roles of the small-town girl and boy Sherrie and Drew, who meet, fall in love, lose each other then struggle to fight for their love, will be taken by West End stars Amy Pemberton (Footloose, Jersey Boys) and Oliver Tompsett (Fiyero in Wicked). They will join a talented ensemble cast (listed below) when the show opens at London’s Shaftesbury Theatre. Previews start on 31st August.

Oliver Tompsett said: “Growing up listening to 80’s Power Ballads on VH1, I used to dream about combining 80’s rock songs with musical comedy, but someone beat me to it. Rock of Ages – the Musical is way better than what I dreamt of, and you know what they say – ‘If you can’t beat them, join them!'”

Joining Oliver and Amy to belt out some of the greatest hits of the 80’s (including Wanted Dead Or Alive, Don’t Stop Believin’, Here I Go Again and I Want to Know What Love Is) will be Simon Lipkin. Best known for playing Nicky / Trekkie Monster in the Original London Cast of Avenue Q, Simon will be taking on the role of the wise-cracking narrator Lonny.

Also, members of the cast will be previewing the show at London’s West End Live event in Trafalgar Square this coming weekend, 18th and 19th June. The performances will be on Saturday – 2.55pm & 3.55pm and again on Sunday – 1.35pm & 3.35pm.

Amy Pemberton’s West End credits include Footloose and Jersey Boys. Other theatre credits include In Touch (Trafalgar Studios) and Sunburnt (New Theatre Hampstead).

Oliver Tompsett is best known for playing the role of Fiyero in the West End production of Wicked. His other West End credits include Mamma Mia, Our House and Over My Shoulder. Other theatre credits include The Royal Hunt of the Sun
(NT) and Kismet (Arcola).

Leading cast:
Dennis Dupree – Justin Lee Collins Stacee Jaxx/Father – Shayne Ward
Drew – Oliver Tompsett Sherrie – Amy Pemberton
Lonny – Simon Lipkin Hertz – Rohan Tickell
Justice/Mother – Rachel McFarlane Regina/Candi – Jodie Jacobs
Franz – Sandy Moffat

(remaining cast are alphabetical)
Mayor/Ja’Keith Gill – Nathan Amzi Ensemble – Natalie Andreou
Ensemble – Grant Anthony Ensemble – Carly Mercedes Dyer
Ensemble – Cordelia Farnworth Ensemble – Ian McIntosh
Waitress #1 – Twinnie-Lee Moore Ensemble – Jamie Muscato
Ensemble – Andrew Spillett Reporter – Zizi Strallen
Young Groupie – Amy Thornton Joey Primo/Sleazy Producer – Dylan
Turner

Release issued by: The Corner Shop PR

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Book tickets to Rock of Ages at the Shaftesbury Theatre in London

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