Jennifer Caldwell – the actress working at the Arts Theatre box office when she dramatically saved the day by stepping into a major role in Knights of the Rose – has now been named a permanent member of the cast.
Jennifer’s heroism came to the fore when, due to an unfortunate bout of cast illness, Knights Of The Rose needed to fill a major role in the production as the understudy was already covering another actor. She agreed to help and, by the evening, was on stage playing the role of Emily.
Having spectacularly come to the rescue to ensure that that night’s show – a special gala performance to raise money for DEBRA – went ahead, the evening went on to raise £15,000 for charity.
Impressed by how quickly she learnt the songs and dance routines, the producers of Knights Of The Rose have now asked Jennifer to step in to a permanent role as a swing for the remainder of the run.
No stranger to the stage, Jennifer’s previous theatre credits included Mamma Mia! (West End – Prince of Wales & Novello Theatre), Cover/Played Fiona in Shrek the Musical (UK Tour), and Dyanne in Million Dollar Quartet (UK and Indian Tour).
Jennifer said: “Joining the company of Knights of the Rose has been quite a whirlwind. I feel incredibly fortunate to be working with such a talented, supportive and welcoming group of people”
Knights Of The Rose is a classic rock musical featuring the ultimate playlist, including legendary ballads and timeless anthems from Bon Jovi, Muse, Meat Loaf, Bonnie Tyler, No Doubt and many more. The show is booking until 28 August.
Knights Of The Rose is currently participating in Kids Week; throughout August, a child aged 16 or under can go free when accompanied by an adult paying full price. Adults can also purchase up to two extra children’s tickets at half price, and there are no booking fees to pay.