Friday, 27 June 2014

Rock of Ages theatre review

 Rock of Ages

Went to see Rock of Ages last night with my husband and good friends C, M and S at The Alhambra Theatre.

Still rocking after 5 years on Broadway and following 3 years of ovation-inducing performances in London's West end, the legendary Rock of Ages is:
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Rock of Ages
The show stars Ben Richards (Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Guys & Dolls, 9 to 5 the Musical and from the series Footballers Wives) as rock god Stacee Jaxx of Arsenal and Noel Sullivan (We Will Rock You and Priscilla Queen of the Desert and ex-member of the pop group Hear'Say) stars as Drew Boley (aka Wolfgang van Colt).  Cordelia Farnworth (Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, Wizard of Oz and Mamma Mia!) stars as Sherrie, the small town girl who comes to find fame and fortune as an actress.

Stephen Rahman-Hughes (One Night Stand, West Side Story and television show Bad Girls) is hilarious as Lonny, as is Cameron Sharp (Axe the Musical, Seasons of Love) as Franz, the son of Hertz Klinemann (Jack Lord of The Jungle Book, Wind in the Willows and television show Waterloo Road).  Daniel Fletcher (The Blues Brothers, We Will Rock You and the film Inanimate Objects) plays Dennis Dupree and Jessie May (Pride and Prejudice, Hair and the film Becky Awkward Turtle) is excellent as Candi/Regina who has a fabulous voice, as is Brit-nominated Rachel McFarlane (ROA, Been So Long) as Justice, owner of the strip club.

Featuring such excellent songs as Don't Stop Believin', We Built this City, I Want to know what Love is, The Final Countdown, Can't Find this Feeling, Here I Go Again and Wanted Dead or Alive, you couldn't help singing along.

Rock of Ages

'Absurdly enjoyable. As guilty as pleasures get! Impossible to resist'  The New York Times

'High energy feel-good nostalgia that will put a smile on your face'  Sunday Express

'If you're not on your feet, shame on you'  The Sun
#RockOfAges                                                                                         9/10

Rock of Ages

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