About the showRacky Plews (American Idiot) directs and choreographs brand new musical Knights of the Rose, created by newcomer Jennifer Marsden. Playing a strictly limited 9-week season at London’s Arts Theatre, the production is a tale of epic proportions that infuses a medieval setting with famous pop culture.
An electrifying story of love, betrayal, bloodshed and redemption, Knights of the Rose sees a group of chivalrous Knights in an epic battle to save their kingdom. But when they return victorious, an even greater threat has emerged. Soon, they find themselves facing the ultimate battle of age and betrayal, as the kingdom they know is put under threat.
Set against a back catalogue of greatest hits from the 80’s and 90’s, the jukebox musical is headlined by five of Bon Jovi’s greatest hits, including “Blaze of Glory”, “Always”, “Bed of Roses” and more. Further music includes tunes from Bonnie Tyler, including “Holding Out for a Hero” and “Total Eclipse of the Heart”, Meat Loaf, Enrique Iglesias, No Doubt, Black Sabbath and more.
Produced for the stage by Romance of the Rose Productions, the musical is created by Jennifer Marsden and directed and choreographed by Racky Plews, whose credits span the West End and national tours of Thoroughly Modern Millie, Footloose and Summer Holiday. The production also features design by Diego Pitarch.
Casting includes Adam Pearce, Chris Cowley, Oliver Saville, Rebecca Bainbridge, Rebekah Lowings, Matt Thorpe, Ruben Van Keer, Kate Birtill and Bleu Woodward, as well as Ian Gareth Jones, Kelly Hampson and Tom Bales.
A world premiere of a new musical, Knights of the Rose combines well-known pop songs with the literature of Shakespeare, Marlowe and Chaucer, resulting in an epic medieval tale evocative of Game of Thrones and Bat Out of Hell.
With a thrilling story, plenty of rock ‘n’ roll and an unforgettable playlist, this new musical promises to be a hit. Knights of the Rose runs for a limited season in the West End, playing from July 5th to August 26th 2018, with previews beginning June 29th 2018.
Who Should See It?Fans of the 80’s and of Shakespeare will enjoy this eclectic show, which is a medieval tale of epic proportions! Those who enjoy new musicals may not want to miss the chance to see this show!
Knights of the Rose is recommended 12+.