Home and Away actor to star as Elvis in musical biopic

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Home and Away actor Rob Mallett has scored the role of a lifetime as the king of rock ‘n’ roll in an upcoming musical theatre production. 

Rob will star as Elvis Presley in the bio-musical Elvis: A Musical Revolution which celebrates the life and music of the award-winning cultural icon. 

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Authorised by Elvis Presley Enterprises, the musical theatre show will feature over 40 of the rock icons hits, tracing his life from his childhood in Memphis, Tennessee to his triumphant ’68 Comeback Special and his rise to global stardom.

It is worth noting however the musical will not cover his untimely demise. 

Rob is ready to channel the king of rock ‘n’ roll. (Credit: Instagram/Supplied)

Speaking of the gruelling audition process on Sunrise, Rob said that he was lucky the material “just worked” for him. 

“That’s the secret to good casting, if it’s a natural fit then just run with it.”

The seasoned actor went on to add that it was a “fine balance” between ensuring he portrayed Elvis in all his eccentricities without making his version of the character too “karaoke style.”

“He was a theatrical person, particularly in those late years and in the 70s with those big white outfits.”

“So there’s real work to be done to get this authentic version of a country boy from Tenessee and put him on stage and pay tribute to the man he was for the fans, which there are heaps. “

Rob played the character of Bob Forsyth on Home and Away. (Credit: Seven)

The musical will tour the east coast of Australia, with performances in Sydney at the State Theatre from Tuesday, August 1st until Sunday, September 10th where it will then rock into Melbournes Anthenaeum Theatre Melbourne from Saturday, September 30th until Sunday, November 26th. 

Cast rehearsals are set to start in late June. 

You can purchase tickets for Sydney here. 

You can purchase tickets for Melbourne here. 

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