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JAILHOUSE ROCK Music and lyrics by Rob Bettinson and Alan Janes. Directed by Rob Bettinson; Décor by Adrian Rees; Lighting by Alistair Grant; Sound by Simon Baker; Choreography by Drew Anthony; Musical Director - Julian Littman; Fights by Terry King; Assistant Director - Matt Salisbury Piccadilly Theatre, London - 19 April, 2004 - 1 January, 2005 SYNOPSIS Based on the classic 1957 film starring Elvis Presley, Jailhouse Rock - The Musical has been adapted for the stage by Rob Bettinson and Alan Janes, the writer/director team behind the hugely successful global hit Buddy Featuring a rich catalogue of 1950s rock 'n' roll classics, but not the title track or the Lieber & Stoller songs, the show tells the story of Vince Everett, a young man from the wrong side of the tracks who discovers his own unique musical talent whilst doing time in jail and emerges to become the world's greatest rock 'n' roll star. With more than a little help from Peggy Van Aulden, a rising young record producer, Vince's road to stardom is filled with passion and conflict as Vince feels the pressure that money and fame can bring. Prison inmates, shifty record producers, Hollywood starlets, crafty lawyers and a variety of other characters fill the stage as we follow Vince's story from penniless convict to rich and famous rock 'n' roll star. The cast plays and perform all the songs live on-stage in a vibrant and energetic production which appeals to everyone, with plenty of classic hits to satisfy the die-hard Elvis fans! ORIGINAL CAST : Marion Kombou - Vince Everett Roger Alborough - Hawk Houghton Lisa Peace - Peggy van Auldan Gilz Terere - Quickly Robinson Dominic Colchester - Judd Hardy / Jack Lees Melanie Marcus - Mary Lou / Lori Jackson / Sheri Wilson Mark Roper - Mr Johnson / Governor / Landlord / Film Director Annie Wensak - Mrs Johnson / Mrs Everett Gareth Williams - Mr Shaws ENSEMBLE: John Bannister, Anna Carmichael, Alison Carter, Caroline Dennis, Roxy Harris, Sean Stewart Johnson, Kevin Oliver Jones, Tim Parker, Simon Parrish, Michael Quinn, Benedict Relton, Jo Servi, Steve Simpson and Otto Williams