★★★★ “This is gig theatre at its most exuberant” – Guardian
A brand new musical, based on the much-loved 70’s TV series Rock Follies
Before the Spice Girls, Sugababes, and The Saturdays, there was a fearless trio who challenged the norms and shook the foundations of the male-dominated entertainment industry. Get ready to immerse yourself in the world of Rock Follies, the hit new musical based on the TV show that inspired a generation. Rock Follies tickets are on sale soon.
Rock Follies is brought to the stage by a crack creative team including Olivier Award winning director Dominic Cooke (Follies, Good), a book by TV script writer and playwright Chloë Moss (Dickensian, Marie Antoinette) and songs by Howard Schuman and Andy Mackay.
West End stars Carly Bawden (Carousel, Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre, My Fair Lady, Sheffield Crucible), Zizi Strallen (Mary Poppins, West End) and Angela Marie Hurst (Tina – The Tina Turner Musical, West End) lead the cast, which includes Samuel Barnett (The History Boys, The Lady in the Van), Tamsin Carroll (Hex, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie), Sebastien Torkia (Matilda The Musical), and Fred Haig (Tammy Faye, A Christmas Carol).
This punchy new musical is a rousing, riotous rollercoaster of woman power!
Rock Follies is playing at Chichester’s Minerva Theatre from 24 July to 26 August 2023.
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What's the story of Rock Follies?
Before the Spice Girls, Sugababes and The Saturdays…
It’s the 1970s and feminism is on the rise. Fed up with the male-dominated entertainment industry, Anna, Dee and Q take the future into their own hands and form a rock band – the ironically named ‘Little Ladies’. And so begins the musical helter-skelter ride of a lifetime. Can principles and ambition co-exist? And can their friendship survive in the dog-eat-dog world of rock?
Who is in the cast of Rock Follies?
In Chichester, the cast includes Carly Bawden as Anna, Zizi Strallen as Q, Angela Marie Hurst as Dee, Tamsin Carroll as Gloria/Kitty, Samuel Barnett as Harry, Sebastien Torkia as Stevie/Bernard/Carl, Fred Haig as Jack/David, Stephenson Ardern-Sodje as Spike, and Philippa Stefani as Roxy/Secretary.
The ensemble includes Harriet Watson, Peter Houston, Matthew Malthouse, Antoine Murray-Straughan, Bella Brown, and Collette Guitart.
Who are the creative team of Rock Follies?
Rock Follies is based on the television series written by Howard Schuman from an original idea of the Rock Bottom Group (Diane Langton, Gaye Brown and Annabel Leventon) and Don Fraser.
The show has a book by Chloë Moss, songs by Howard Schuman and Andy Mackay and is directed by Dominic Cooke.
Rock Follies will have set design by Vicki Mortimer, costume design by Kinnetia Isidore, choreography by Carrie-Anne Ingrouille, musical supervision and arrangements by Nigel Lilley, musical direction by Toby Higgins, lighting design by Paule Constable, and casting by Pippa Ailion CDG and Natalie Gallacher CDG.
Reviews of Rock Follies★★★★ "This is gig theatre at its most exuberant" - The Guardian
"Turns the fun factor all the way up to 11" - The Stage
"The cast sound as good as Abba" - The Telegraph
Official Theatre tickets for Rock Follies
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