Beauty & the Beast comes to the King’s for the first time since 1946 in a pantomime that continues a classic run of hits and is sticking around well into January next year.
At the Knights of the Rose post-show Q&A, the fun-filled audience discussion included riffing demonstrations, costume quips, a Wicked confession, coining of the term “rockspeare” for the show’s new genre combining classical text with classic rock music, and a milestone birthday sing-song.
With plastic swords and rubber mezzanine set – complete with safety rails – that wobbled as it lurched from one scene change to another, the only credit to come out of this mess of a musical is the singing.
Knights of the Rose comes from a female team of director and choreographer Racky Plews and writer Jennifer Marsden but it is a masculine tale of Knights of the realm and their fair maidens.
The website for Knights of the Rose leads with the quote “is this the most epic rock musical?” and bold as that is, well, the answer is most definitively no.
Now in its record breaking 31st year, Cameron Mackintosh is delighted to announce cast changes for LES MISÉRABLES at the Queen’s Theatre. From Monday 13 June 2016 David Langham will play ‘Thénardier’ and Chris Cowley will play ‘Enjolras’.