Cast: Rowe Spends Christmas in Kingston, WWRY & DancingDate: 20 July 2010
Clive Rowe, Paul Thornley and Matt Rawle, will star in The Three Musketeers at The Rose, Kingston this Christmas, a new musical with a score by George Stiles. The adaptation of the classic novel will open at The Rose on 27 November with Michael Pickering in the role of D'Artagnan.
The BBC’s So You Think You Can Dance winner Charlie Bruce will be joining the cast of Dirty Dancing as an ensemble member and the understudy for Baby, alongside Dancing On Ice star Ray Quinn as Billy Kostecki (See News, 28 May 2010) from 26 July 2010 at the Aldwych Theatre. The new cast will also feature Royal Winnipeg Ballet dancer Johnny Wright in the lead role of Johnny Castle.
Dirty Dancing, currently in its fourth year, has been adapted for the stage by the film’s screenwriter Eleanor Bergstein, who based the story’s setting on her own childhood experiences of family holidays in America’s Catskill Mountains. The musical had its world premiere in Sydney in 2004 and has since proved a hit on tour in Australia and Germany as well as the UK.
Also joining the cast are Paul Gilmore (Jake Houseman), Hilary MacLean (Marjorie Houseman), James Leece (Robbie Gould), Maxine Gregory (Vivian Pressman), Christopher Kenniston (Neil Kellerman) and Richard Hope (Max Kellerman).
Welsh actor and popstar Noel Sullivan is to join the touring cast of We Will Rock You leaving the role of Danny Zuko in Grease he has held since November 2009.
Sullivan came to prominence as a member of the band Hear'Say, the pop group resulting from ITV's 2001 Popstars reality TV show. Since the band's split he has gone on to appear in Fame, Flashdance and Love Shack, taking up the lead role in Grease late last year.
Set in the future, We Will Rock You tells the story of a world in which globalisation has meant the death of real music in favour of computer-produced cyber stars, a status quo which the rebel Bohemians, harking back to the Golden Age of rock (embodied by Queen), are trying to overthrow so that they can write and perform their own music.