W@S_TICKETS/W@S_TICKETSRock of Ages receives its London premiere at the West End's Shaftesbury Theatre tonight (28 September 2011, previews from 31 August) with a cast which includes West End regulars Oliver Tompsett (Wicked), Amy Pemberton (Footloose, Jersey Boys), Simon Lipkin (Avenue Q), TV and radio presenter Justin Lee Collins and former X Factor winner Shayne Ward.

Producers have released production shots of the cast performing music from the likes of Bon Jovi, Journey, Whitesnake, Poison and Pat Benatar. Rock of Ages includes 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".

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Amy Pemberton & Oliver Tompsett in Rock of Ages. Photo credit: Tristram Kenton


Amy Pemberton & Shayne Ward in Rock of Ages. Photo credit: Tristram Kenton


Amy Pemberton & Shayne Ward in Rock of Ages. Photo credit: Tristram Kenton


Amy Pemberton & Shayne Ward in Rock of Ages. Photo credit: Tristram Kenton


Oliver Tompsett & Shayne Ward in Rock of Ages. Photo credit: Tristram Kenton


Oliver Tompsett & Amy Pemberton in Rock of Ages. Photo credit: Tristram Kenton


Shayne Ward & Amy Pemberton in Rock of Ages. Photo credit: Tristram Kenton


The cast of Rock of Ages. Photo credit: Tristram Kenton

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.