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Kevin Clifton and Antony Costa

Kevin Clifton and Antony Costa join Rock of Ages UK tour

Strictly Come Dancing pro Kevin Clifton and former Blue singer Antony Costa will join the UK tour of Rock of Ages

The pair will play the role of Stacee Jaxx at different points throughout the tour from 22 January 2019 until 27 July 2019.

Clifton is a Ballroom and Latin dance champion best know as a Pro dancer on BBC One series Strictly Come Dancing where he is the only pro dancer to ever dance in four consecutive finals. He made his musical theatre debut in the West End production of Dirty Dancing and was a principal dancer in Burn The Floor Dance Company which had record-breaking runs on Broadway and the West End.

Costa, who was part of the boy band Blue, has previously appeared in shows including Blood Brothers and Save the Last Dance for Me.

Clifton will play the role of Jaxx from 22 January until 6 April 2019 and from 11 June until 27 July 2019.

Costa will join the production for eight weeks from 8 April until 1 June 2019. Sam Ferriday will play the role until 9 December.

The pair will perform alongside the previously announced Kevin Kennedy as Dennis, Zoe Birkett who plays Justice, Luke Walsh as Drew, Lucas Rush as Lonny, Jodie Steele as Sherrie, Andrew Carthy as Franz, Vas Constanti as Hertz and Rhiannon Chesterman as Regina.

Danielle Hope will appear in the show until 24 November.

Also joining the cast are Erin Bell, Alexander Day, Joshua Dever, Paris Green, Sinead Kenny, Ryan Lee-Seager, Adam Strong, Saran Webb and Bobby Windebank.

The Tony nominated show premiered on Broadway in 2009, transferring to the West End’s Shaftesbury Theatre in 2011 and the Garrick in 2013.

Rock of Ages opens this month in Bromley before heading to Manchester, Wycombe, Darlington, Dublin, Liverpool, Cardiff, Birmingham, Dartford and Sheffield.


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