Kevin Kennedy and Zoe Birkett are set to top the bill in the forthcoming UK and Ireland tour of “Rock of Ages”, which visits Darlington Hippodrome in October.

Kevin Kennedy, who is best known for his portrayal of Curly Watts in “Coronation Street”, will fill the shoes of Dennis.

Kennedy’s West End theatre credits include Amos in “Chicago” at the Adelphi Theatre and “We Will Rock You” at the Dominion Theatre.

He has also played both Caractacus Potts and The Child Catcher in the hit musical “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang”, becoming the first actor to have played both roles.

Rock of Ages

Meanwhile, Zoe Birkett, who is no stranger to Darlington audiences, will star as Justice.

Birkett is best known as the highest placing female contestant in ITV’s “Pop Idol” in 2002, and most recently appeared as Rachel Marron in the UK tour of “The Bodyguard The Musical”.

She has also appeared in the West End productions of “Priscilla Queen of the Desert” and the female lead in “Thriller Live”.

Kevin Kennedy and Zoe Birkett will be joined by Jodie Steele (as Sherrie), Luke Walsh (Drew), Lucas Rush (Lonny), Andrew Carthy (Franz), Vas Constanti (Hertz) and Rhiannon Chesterman (Regina), with further casting to be announced soon.

“Rock of Ages” is a love story lavished with over 25 classic rock anthems, including “We Built This City”, “The Final Countdown”, “Here I Go Again”, “Can’t Fight this Feeling” and “I Want To Know What Love Is”.

Rock of Ages runs at Darlington Hippodrome from Monday, October 8th, 2018 to Saturday, October 13th, 2018.

Tickets for the show are available from the box office on 01325 405405 or via the website.

Source: Darlington Hippodrome