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Coronation Street favourite Curly Watts, actor Kevin Kennedy, is joining X Factor star Matt Terry in Rock of Ages heading to Peterborough early next year.

He’ll be returning to the role of Dennis Dupree, which he previously played to huge acclaim in 2018, when the show takes to the stage at Peterborough’s New Theatre in January 2023.

Kevin joins the previously announced X Factor winner and musical theatre star Matt Terry as Stacee Jaxx.

Kevin Kennedy is probably best known for his portrayal of Curly Watts in the TV Soap Coronation Street but he's frequently taken to the stage.

His West End theatre credits include Amos in Chicago at the Adelphi Theatre and We Will Rock You at the Dominion Theatre. Kevin has played both Caractacus Potts and The Child Catcher in the hit musical Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, becoming the first actor to have played both roles.

He appeared as Dennis Dupree in the 2018 UK Tour of Rock of Ages and has also appeared in the national tours of the musicals The Rocky Horror Show, The Commitments and Kay Mellor’s Fat Friends.

Performer, singer and songwriter Matt Terry is perhaps best known as the champion of the 2016 series of ITV’s The X Factor, gaining a Top 3 hit with his Ed Sheeran penned winner’s single, When Christmas Comes Around.

He was also featured on Enrique Iglesias’ smash summer single Subeme La Radio with Sean Paul, which spent 14 weeks in the Top 10. In addition to music, Matt has also fronted his own radio show for Capital FM and has toured the world in leading roles in Dreamwork’s Madagascar The Musical and Broadway’s Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical.

Rock of Ages is the hilarious musical comedy packed with over 25 classic rock anthems, including, We Built This City, The Final Countdown, Wanted Dead or Alive, Here I Go Again, Can’t Fight This Feeling and I Want To Know What Love Is, played loud and proud by an awesome live band. Leave it all behind and lose yourself in a city and a time where the dreams are as big as the hair, and yes, they can come true!

Now a global smash with hit seasons on Broadway, London’s West End and Las Vegas and a star-studded Hollywood movie version this show promises you the best party night out around.

You can get your new year off to a rocking start when the show comes to the New Theatre in Peterborough on Tuesday January 31 running until Saturday February 4, 2023.

Tickets are on sale now at

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