Rock of Ages receives its London premiere at the West End's Shaftesbury Theatre on 27 September 2011 (previews from 31 August) with a cast which includes West End regulars Oliver Tompsett (Wicked), Amy Pemberton (Footloose, Jersey Boys) and Simon Lipkin (Avenue Q), TV and radio presenter Justin Lee Collins and former X Factor winner Shayne Ward.

A photographer was allowed in to the "arena-rock love story"'s rehearsal room this week with producers releasing images of the cast getting to grips with music from the likes of Bon Jovi, Journey, Whitesnake, Poison and Pat Benatar, including over 20 hits such as "Sister Christian", "I Wanna Rock", "We’re Not Gonna Take It", "Come on Feel the Noize", "Hit Me With Your Best Shot", "The Final Countdown" and "Don’t Stop Believin’" , "Dead or Alive", "We Built This City", "I Wanna Know What Love Is" and "The Final Countdown".

CLICK ON THE PHOTOS BELOW TO ENLARGE


Amy Pemberton in rehearsal for Rock of Ages. Photo credit: Craig Sugden.


Amy Thornton & Twinnie Lee Moore in rehearsal for Rock of Ages. Photo credit: Craig Sugden.


Jodie Jacobs in rehearsal for Rock of Ages. Photo credit: Craig Sugden.


Justin Lee Collins & Amy Pemberton in rehearsal for Rock of Ages. Photo credit: Craig Sugden.


Oliver Tompsett in rehearsal for Rock of Ages. Photo credit: Craig Sugden.


Simon Lipkin, Oliver Tompsett & Shayne Ward in rehearsal for Rock of Ages. Photo credit: Craig Sugden.


Simon Lipkin, Twinnie Lee Moore & Oliver Tompsett in rehearsal for Rock of Ages. Photo credit: Craig Sugden.


Shayne Ward in rehearsal for Rock of Ages. Photo credit: Craig Sugden.

The London cast of Rock of Ages also features Rohan Tickell, Rachel McFarlane, Jodie Jacobs and Sandy Moffat, as well as Nathan Amzi, Grant Anthony, Cordelia Farnworth, Twinnie-Lee Moore, Andrew Spillett, Amy Thornton, Natalie Andreou, Carly Mercedes Dyer, Ian McIntosh, Jamie Muscato, Zizi Strallen and Dylan Turner.

The musical is directed by Kristin Hanggi, choreographed by Kelly Devine and designed by Beowulf Boritt, with costumes by Gregory Gale, lighting by Jason Lyons, sound by Peter Hylenski, projection by Zachary Borovay and music supervision by Ethan Popp.