Romance of the Rose Productions have announced the casting of Andy Moss (Hollyoaks, Doctors) for the West End production of Knights of the Rose, which opens on 29th 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.”
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.