From Fun Home to Waitress, from Next to Normal to Finding Neverland - it's always fun collating the various rumours flying around theatreland. After a very busy...
Kevin Kennedy joins cast of We Will Rock You as Pop 6 Sep
Kevin Kennedy will take over the role of 'Pop' in We Will Rock You at the Dominion Theatre, from 6 Sep 2010.
Kevin Kennedy is best known for his role of Curly Watts in ITV’s Coronation Street. Kevin comes to London following his run in the same role in last year’s touring production of the musical. His West End credits include playing 'Amos Hart' in Chicago at the Adelphi Theatre in 2004.
We Will Rock You opened at the Dominion theatre 14 May 2002, following previews from 26 April 2002 - and is currently taking bookings to 16 April 2011.
We Will Rock You has songs by Queen, book and direction by Ben Elton. Choreographed by Arlene Phillips, designed by Mark Fisher, lighting by Willie Williams.
The cast includes Ricardo Afonso (Galileo), Sabrina Aloueche (Scaramouche - from 6 Sep Sarah French takes over the role), Garry Lake (Pop - from 6 Sep Kevin Kennedy takes over the role), Brenda Edwards (Killer Queen - except 6 to 18 Sep when Lucy Tapp and Tricia Adele-Turner share the part - Brenda returns 20 Sep ), Ian Carlyle (Britney ‘Brit’ ), Alex Bourne (Khashoggi ), Amanda Coutts (Meat - until October 2 - Lauren Varnham then covers until October 30, from 1 Nov Rachel John takes over the role)
We Will Rock You does not chronicle the story of the band, Queen, rather it incorporates the songs of the rock group. The time is the future. Globalisation is complete. Everywhere, the kids watch the same movies wear the same fashions and think the same thoughts. It's a safe happy, Ga Gaworld. Unless your a rebel. Unless you want rock. On Planet Mall all musical instruments are banned. The company computers generate the tunes and everyone downloads them. But resistance is growing. Legend persists that somewhere on Planet Mall instruments still exist......