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Kevin Kennedy to take We Will Rock You role

Wednesday, 18th Aug 2010  

Former Coronation Street actor Kevin Kennedy is to take to the West End stage in We Will Rock You.

Kennedy will play the role of Pop in the blockbuster show, a character which he has previously portrayed during the UK tour of the show.

Seeing the actor who is best known for playing mild-mannered Curly Watts in the Manchester-based soap rocking out to Queen hits on stage could be quite a surprise to fans of the programme.

But the actor has several other stage performances to his name since leaving the street in 2003, including parts in Chicago and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.

Fans of the rock musical with tickets for the performances starting at the Dominion Theatre this September may find that Kennedy's face is not the only one they recognise, as Over the Rainbow star Jenny Douglas was recently cast as Meat.

The 18-year-old Scot had to go through five auditions before finally winning the part in the show.

By Jemma Howard  

Article filed under: Theatre News | Musicals |