Hollyoaks star Andy Moss to join cast of Knights of the Rose
Andy Moss (Hollyoaks, Doctors) will join the cast for the West End production of Knights of the Rose, which opens at the Arts Theatre on 29 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.
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.
“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.”
KNIGHTS OF THE ROSE is a classic rock musical of Shakespearean proportions. Featuring the ultimate playlist including legendary ballads and timeless anthems from Bon Jovi, Muse, Meat Loaf, Bonnie Tyler, No Doubt and many more.
In this epic tale of love, betrayal and sacrifice, 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?
Woven from a rich tapestry of literature and high-voltage classic rock, this heroic new story charges its way into the heart of London this Summer.
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.
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