Knights of the Rose tells a story of royalty, betrayal, love and hate set during the Shakespearean age. Entwined with an impressive soundtrack of hits from the likes of Bon Jovi, Meatloaf, Bonnie Tyler and many more.
Prince Gawain is the head of the army and it is therefor his job to fight for crown and country and protect the pride and honour of his father and family.
The story opens at the end of a Great War with Prince Gawain and his battalion are returning home to their wives, girlfriends and families.
Princess Helen, Gawains young sister, awaits the arrival of her true love, Hugo, to be greeted by him vowing never to fight again if she takes his hand in marriage.
After an attack on the King by a rival settlement, Avalon, Hugo is called forward by fellow soldier Palamon.
Palamon also bids for the Princess’s heart and therefor persuades Hugo to fight in hope that he will fall and Princess Helen will be his and he shall one day be King.
Full of twists and turns and love and hate, Knights of the Rose is the perfect combination of heart and humour.
Although containing a bit of cheesy dancing and a lot of unnecessary ‘clicking’ this new musical had its crowd well and truly entertained.
The cast were faultless, some incredible voices; Adam Pearce’s bass tone never fails to impress (having previously seen him in Les Miserables and Sunset Boulevard …safe to say I’m a big fan!).
All cleverly carried by the stories narrator and brilliant performer, Ruben van Keer.
Side note: I also really loved the horses! Fantastic use of lighting and props all the way through.
I highly recommend this new musical full of heart and familiar songs.
Well done to the entire company!