be the Day
In July 2006 Rebel joined the UK's No.1 touring 'Rock 'N Roll'
musical "That'll be the Day". As an actor/singer he
stars as many characters throughout the show performing over
200 dates a year.
'N' Roll Forever!
During 2005 Rebel teamed up with Heath Ashton; (GMTV winner),
to write, produce, direct and star in Rock 'N' Roll Forever.
This time Rebel played himself, the show also included Reuven
Guershon; (from Buddy - West End), as the "Compere" and
Ellie Scott as the "50's female icon".
There were various tour dates all over the UK from March until
During the summer of 2003 Rebel became writer, producer, director
and star of his own musical Rebel Dean's "Let's Rock".
The show ran for the summer season in the Falmouth Pavillions
and the Palace Theatre Paignton.
Rockin' on Heavens Door
Between September 2000 and June 2006 Rebel starred in the show "Rockin'
on Heaven's Door" as Eddie Cochran.
toured England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, the Middle East and
Holland with the show. The highlight of it all was performing
at the London Palladium.
From March until July 2000 Rebel starred as Elvis once again
in Bill Kenwrights 'Elvis the Musical' on yet another extensive
Four Steps to Heaven
It was 1988 when Rebel was chosen to star in the hit musical
'Four Steps to Heaven' as Elvis.
he met and worked with director Keith Strachan, who had worked
with a young Shakin Steven's in Elvis The Musical 20 years earlier.
was the first time that Rebel worked for the legendary producer
Bill Kenwright. Rebel started the show as the 1950's Elvis then
opened the second half in the leather '68 special suit. Ending
the show as the 70's Vegas Elvis.
are not many actors who can convincingly portray all three eras
but Keith Strachan chose Rebel, and Rebel threw every ounce of
himself into the part.
highlight of the show was three months at the Picadilly Theatre
in the West End of London after an extensive tour of the British
Get Your Gun
In April 1990 Rebel danced and acted in the famous show "Annie
Get Your Gun" for the R.A.O.S.T.
Durnley starred as Annie whilst Rebel co-starred with Tanya Trerice
as the romantic leads. Rebel's portrayal of Frank Butler was
praised by local press at the time.
Rebel's second pantomime for the R.A.O.S.T. In 1989, and this
time cast as the Sultan, who needs Dick Whittington's help to
rid his palace of rats and Rebel acts out pages and pages of
script each night to the audiences delight.
went to the Scilly Isles for a short tour and learnt the script
whilst in his holiday cottage at the time. "There were very
few distractions on the beautiful islands which made it the ideal
location to learn the script" he later commented.
The pantomime Cinderella in 1987, a classic in it's own right
and directed by top West End director Robin Sherringham was Rebel's
R.A.O.S.T. Interpretation took the audience to far-away places
as part of the storyline. Rebel performed "Rhinestone Cowboy" as
the audience took a magical journey to America and then performed "Copacabana" as
the audience were transported to the Latin countries.
Christmas classic played to sell-out audiences in the thousand
In April 1987 Rebel starred as the "Teen Angel" in
the hit musical "Grease" for the R.A.O.S.T.
show was directed by top West End director Robin Sherringham
who singled Rebel out as a performer to watch out for.
at the time said that "He stole the show!"
and the Technicolour Dreamcoat
In 1981 Rebel had his first starring role as the Pharoah in "Joseph
and the Technicolour Dreamcoat".
Aged only 15 and still at school, his performance seemed remarkably
polished and he showed the begginings of the talent that would
launch his career. Director Kathy Williams said he'd done a wonderful
job, and Rebel was treated differently from then on by both teachers
"Oliver" and Before...
( No known Photographs)
At the age of 12 Rebel was a member of Fagin's gang in the hit
musical "Oliver", it was his first taste of real theatre.
Like most school children there are many nativity plays and
dramas which are performed throughout the years but which are
never fully documented, Rebel was no different, these are important
to family and friends at the time but are not considered important
enough to be included on the website.