Kevin Kennedy

Kevin Kennedy, known for his portrayal of Curly Watts in Coronation Street, has been announced as the character of Dennis in the forthcoming UK tour of musical Rock of Ages.

Kennedy’s West End theatre credits include Chicago, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and We Will Rock You. He has also appeared in the national tours of the musicals The Rocky Horror Show, The Commitments and most recently Kay Mellor’s Fat Friends.

He will be joined in Rock of Ages by Zoe Birkett, of Pop Idol fame, as well as West End performers Jodie Steele and Luke Walsh, plus others.

About Rock of Ages

This rock comedy-musical is built around classic rock songs from the 1980s, featuring music by Styx, Journey, Bon Jovi, Pat Benatar, Twisted Sister, Steve Perry, Poison and Europe among other well-known rock bands.

It’s described as an LA love story where the ‘dreams are as big as the hair’. Featured songs include We Built This City, The Final Countdown, Here I Go Again, Can’t Fight this Feeling and I Want To Know What Love Is, played by a live band.

Rock of Ages has a book by Chris D’Arienzo and arrangements and orchestrations by Ethan Popp. It is directed and choreographed by Nick Winston (The Royal Variety Performance, Annie and The Wedding Singer) designed by Morgan Large (The Woman in White), and has lighting design by Ben Cracknell (Young Frankenstein, Sunset Boulevard and Annie).

Selected tour dates:

• The Churchill Theatre, Bromley: 20th to 22nd September

• New Theatre, Cardiff: 6th to 10th November

• Glasgow Kings Theatre: 22nd to 26th January 2019 

• New Wimbledon Theatre: 26th February to 2nd March 

• Theatre Royal, Nottingham: 2nd to 6th April 

• Royal & Derngate, Northampton: 7th to 11th May 

• Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury: 25th to 29th June 

• Sunderland Empire Theatre: 23rd to 27th July

Further dates are expected to be announced in due course; GTOs should contact their chosen theatre for group rates.

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