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Great chance to see West End show

By Ashbourne News Telegraph  |  Posted: February 27, 2014

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FOLLOWING a three-year run in London’s West End, a popular musical is coming to a theatre near Ashbourne.

The show, Rock Of Ages The Musical will visit The Regent Theatre, Stoke, between Monday, July 14 and Saturday, July 19.

Ben Richards will star as rock god Stacee Jaxx.

Richards is best known for playing Bruno Milligan in ITV hit-television series Footballers Wives, along with roles in The Bill and Holby City, and as a regular judge on the BBC’s Strictly Dance Fever.

He returns to the stage in Rock of Ages after an extensive career in London’s West End and around the UK.

Previous theatre credits include Sky Masterton in Guys and Dolls, Tony Manero in Saturday Night Fever, and Jerry Lukowski in The Full Monty.

Richards’ film credits include Julie and the Cadillacs and Bring Me The Head of Mavis Davis.

Noel Sullivan stars alongside Ben Richards as Drew Boley.

Noel is currently playing Tick in the UK and Ireland tour of Priscilla Queen of the Desert and has previously starred as Galileo in We Will Rock You.

Sullivan is also well-known as a member of the pop group Hear’Say, completing multiple arena tours with the band.

Other theatre credits include young Yusef Islam in Moonshadow, Black Mountain Male Chorus of Wales, Nick Piazza in Fame the Musical.

TV Credits include Gavin and Stacey, Popstars, Hear’say It’s Saturday, The Royal Variety Show and Top Of The Pops.

Rock Of Ages The Musical is the ultimate rock mix-tape musical, an hilarious story of dreams, love and - of course - rock.

A celebration of classic 80s rock culture, the show tells the story of a small town girl and a big city rocker falling in love to the greatest songs of the decade.

Featuring memorable tunes such as We Built This City, The Final Countdown, I Wanna Know What Love Is and Don’t Stop Believin, the show brings its wild celebration of Los Angeles rock culture to the UK.

Following the musical’s onstage success, a star-studded movie version of the show was released in 2012. It starred Tom Cruise, Alec Baldwin, Russell Brand and Catherine Zeta-Jones.

Tickets cost £29.50, £19.50 and £10 and are available from the box office, by calling 0844 871 7649 or online at www.atgtickets.com/stoke.

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