Rachel Fabri and Jodie Jacobs
Image: Rachel Fabri and Jodie Jacobs

The local cast of Rock of Ages was in for a surprise when they welcomed Jodie Jacobs, a member of the original West End cast.

The local producers had no idea Ms Jacobs, who played Regina for the entire West End run, was holidaying in Malta. She had simply spotted the posters in Valletta and went along to watch.


Image: Rachel Fabri as Regina


“We were excited to find out that Ms Jacobs was in the audience, and absolutely thrilled to discover she really enjoyed the show!” says producer Wesley Ellul. “We’ve had fantastic reviews across the board since the show opened last month, and we’re looking forward to carrying on as Malta’s longest-running musical for the rest of the summer.”

After the show, Ms Jacobs congratulated the cast, including Rachel Fabri, who plays Regina in the Maltese production. “I loved meeting the original West End Regina. She was such fun and loved the show. What an honour!” said Ms Fabri after meeting her West End counterpart.


Image: James Ryder, Jodie Jacobs, Rachel Fabri


Rock of Ages is being staged every week at the City Theatre in Valletta. For tickets, visit