Andy Moss - Knights of the Rose
Andy Moss is to star in Knights of the Rose in the West End.
Romance of the Rose Productions is delighted to announce the casting of Andy Moss for the West End production of Knights of the Rose, which opens on 29th June.
Moss will play the lead character, knight Gawain. Upon a victorious return from battle he, alongside his three comrades, finds that things are far from a bed of roses. Together they prepare for the ultimate face- off against their unrelenting adversaries.
“We are incredibly excited to have Andy onboard as our hero Gawain” said Racky Plews, “Andy not only embodies this heroic knight but also has the powerhouse rock vocals that bring justice to these beloved and classic songs.”
Andy joins Adam Pearce (King Aethelstan) 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.
Andy stated “I am thrilled to join Racky Plews (director) and the incredible cast of Knights of the Rose. I have always had a passion for both rock music and theatre and where better to bring the two together than in this high-voltage, West End stage production.”
Moss is a well known face to millions after his long running role as loveable rogue, Rhys Ashworth in Channel 4’s flagship drama Hollyoaks. Playing Rhys for eight years on the show, Moss took part in some of the most explosive and award winning storylines. He also played Paul Cuthbert in the popular BBC daytime soap opera Doctors and most recently completed a national tour playing the lead role of Sam Wheat in Ghost the Musical.
Knights of the Rose is an epic medieval tale featuring a timeless playlist of classic rock songs. Headlined by five unforgettable Bon Jovi masterpieces and accompanied by much loved songs from Bonnie Tyler, Meatloaf, No Doubt and more, Knights of the Rose finds court at The Arts Theatre from Friday 29th June – Sunday 26th August.
In this epic tale of betrayal, love, bloodshed and redemption, 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, can true love and honour triumph?
With rich interwoven literature from Marlowe, Shakespeare and Chaucer mixed with legendary classic rock music; Knights of the Rose is a glorious fusion of popular culture, evocative of 'Game of Thrones’ and ‘Bat out of Hell’. This high-voltage musical of Shakespearean proportions charges its way into the heart of London on 29th June, for 9 weeks only.
SET LIST INCLUDES:
Blaze Of Glory - Bon Jovi // Blood On Blood – Bon Jovi // Always - Bon Jovi // Bed Of Roses - Bon Jovi // This Is Love, This Is Life - Bon Jovi // Changes – Black Sabbath // Holding Out For A Hero – Bonnie Tyler // Total Eclipse Of The Heart - Bonnie Tyler // Hero - Enrique Iglesias // King Arthur: Third Act - Henry Purcell // The Parting Glass – Irish Folk Song // Is Nothing Sacred – Meatloaf // Marriage Of Figaro: Part 1V – Mozart // Don’t Speak - No Doubt // Addicted To Love - Robert Palmer // Hard Times Of Old England - Steeleye Span // Wherever You Will Go – The Calling // He Ain’t Heavy He’s My Brother - The Hollies // Pilgrim – Uriah Heep
Directed by Racky Plews and created by Jennifer Marsden, Knights of the Rose opens on 29th June for 9 weeks only at The Arts Theatre.