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ROCK OF AGES The Musical announces full London cast

London 16 May 2011. ROCK OF AGES THE MUSICAL, the smash hit ‘Mix tape’ musical comedy set to take the UK by storm is proud to announce the full cast line up as Justin Lee Collins and Shayne Ward are joined by the great and good of the West End musical world

The roles of the smalltown girl and boy (who meet, fall in love, lose each other then struggle to fight for their love - all to the backdrop of good old 80‘s ROCK!), Sherrie and Drew will be taken by West End stars Amy Pemberton and Oliver Tompsett. They will join a highly respected ensemble cast (listed below) when the show opens at London’s Shaftesbury Theatre. Previews start on 31st August.

As Oliver says: Growing up listening to 80's Power Ballads on VH1 I used to dream about combining 80's Rock songs with musical comedy but someone beat me to it. "Rock of Ages the Musical" is way better than what I dreamt of and you know what they say "If you cant beat them Join them!”

Joining Oliver and Amy to belt out some of the greatest hits of the 80’s (including Wanted Dead Or Alive, Don’t Stop Believin’, Here I Go Again, and I Want to Know What Love Is) will be Simon Lipkin best known for playing Nicky / Trekkie Monster in the Original London Cast of Avenue Q who will be taking the role of the wise-cracking narrator Lonny.

Also, members of the cast will be previewing the show at London’s West End Live event in Trafalgar Square this coming weekend, 18th and 19th June. The performances will be on Saturday – 2.55pm & 3.55pm and again on Sunday – 1.35pm & 3.35pm.

ROCK OF AGES is the ultimate ‘80’s rock mix-tape musical’, a rip-roaring, hilarious story of hedonism, dreams, love and of course ROCK! So popular has it been in New York, Toronto and Melbourne that the show is currently being made into a star-studded movie. Filming is now under way on the movie that is set to be 2012’s blockbuster musical starring, amongst others, Russell Brand, Alec Baldwin and Catherine Zeta Jones. Tom Cruise will be playing the role of Stacee Jaxx.

For more information and to book tickets please visit: www.rockofagesmusical.co.uk

Biographies and photos of cast members are available along with other information:
David Cox or Lesley Land at The Outside Organisation
david.cox@outside-org.co.uk
lesley.land@outside-org.co.uk Tel: 0207 436 3633

EDITORS NOTES

ROCK OF AGES the musical is written by Chris D’Arienzo, directed by Kristin Hanggi and choreographed by Kelly Devine. Scenic design is by Beowulf Boritt, costume design is by Tony Award nominee Gregory Gale, lighting design is by Jason Lyons, sound design is by Tony Award nominee Peter Hylenski, and projection design is by Zachary Borovay.

Five times nominated for the prestigious Tony Awards in the US (including ‘Best Musical’), ROCK OF AGES the musical is a celebration of Los Angeles rock culture, with a great story to boot. Set in 1987, a small town girl meets a big city rocker in LA’s most famous rock club and they fall in love to some of the greatest songs of the decade – all classic tracks which will have London rockin’ for more.

A much anticipated film of the musical, directed by Adam Shankman (Hairspray), is now filming, starring Russell Brand, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Alec Baldwin and Tom Cruise.

Tickets for ROCK OF AGES are available from THE SHAFTESBURY THEATRE: Box Office: 020 7379 5399 or at www.rockofagesmusical.co.uk. Performance times will be: Monday-Thursday at 7.30pm, Friday at 5.30pm and 8.30pm, Saturday at 4pm and 8pm.

Tickets are priced from: £20

Further Information: Shaftesbury Theatre Details:
Box Office: 020 7379 5399
Postal: 210 Shaftesbury Avenue, London. WC2H 8DP
shaftesburytheatre.com

About DLT Entertainment
With offices in London, New York and Los Angeles, DLT Entertainment Ltd. is engaged in every aspect of television distribution and production around the world, as well as stage production in the US and in the UK.

Founded in 1963 as a distribution company by Don Taffner Senior, the company added television production to its portfolio in 1977. DLT Entertainment has enjoyed terrific success over the last forty plus years with legendary hits including the multiple award-winning sitcom My Family, As Time Goes By, Three’s Company, Too Close For Comfort and Meet My Folks. In addition DLT has built a reputation as a leading distribution company with classics such as The Benny Hill Show, The World at War, The Adventures of Teddy Ruxpin, Chicken Soup for the Soul, Cinema Europe: The Other Hollywood and The Russ Abbot Show.

DLT Entertainment has recently announced an exciting deal in the UK to make Britain’s Favourite comedy, My Family, available to download on iTunes.

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