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Rock of Ages – The Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield

Writer: Chris D’Arienzo Director: Kristen Hanggi Choreographer: Kelly Devine Reviewer: Fiona Hannon Sheffield’s Lyceum Theatre welcomed Rock of Ages to the city last night with its promise of “big hair and big tunes”, and the retro look wasn’t just confined to the stage. Leather jackets, leopard print, fringing and even the odd mullet had turned out to enjoy this celebration ...

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Rock of Ages – Mayflower, Southampton

Director: Kristin Hanggi Writer: Chris D'Arienzo Reviewer: Sharon MacDonald-Armitage As the smoke and neon haze of The Bourbon Room clears the audience at Southampton’s Mayflower erupts to the sounds of rock guitars and a heavy drum beat. Yes Rock of Ages is in town! Set in 80’s Los Angeles where big hair and power ballads rule the day and there ...

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Rock of Ages – Milton Keynes Theatre

Writer: Chris D’Arienzo Director: Kristin Hanggi Reviewer: Maggie Constable You will feel you want to be donning the lycra and the leg warmers this week when award-winning Rock Of Ages The Musical hits Milton Keynes Theatre with a big 1980s bang and hair to match! No doubt you will also be tapping those toes, doing a bit of air guitar ...

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Rock of Ages – Theatre Royal, Brighton

Book by: Chris D’Arienzo Director: Kristin Hanggi Choreographer: Kelly Devine Reviewer: Gina Skillings Its 1987 on LA’s Sunset strip where the hair is big, the egos bigger, Rock is king, and everyone wants to be a star. Drew (Noel Sullivan), a budding Rock star and Sherrie (Cordelia Farnworth), wannabe actress, both work at the Bourbon Room Club while they chase ...

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Rock of Ages – Sunderland Empire

Book: Chris D’Arienzo Director: Kristin Hanggi Reviewer: Mark Clegg It’s the mid-to-late eighties on Los Angeles’ Sunset Strip. Drew (Noel Sullivan) is a budding rock musician working in a run-down club. Sherrie (Cordelia Farnworth) is a country girl, new in town and full of dreams of fame and fortune. And this being a musical, we follow the rocky path to ...

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Rock of Ages – Liverpool Empire

Book: Chris D’Arienzo Director: Kristin Hanggi Reviewer: Francesca Parker The musical sensation Rock of Ages, is causing a stir at the Liverpool Empire this week. The award-winning, smash-hit production transports the audience back to The Bourbon Room in the late 80’s on Sunset Strip in Los Angeles when sex, drugs, and rocking out were something of the norm. Although Rock ...

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Rock Of Ages – Bristol Hippodrome

Book: Chris D’Arienzo Director: Kristin Hanggi Reviewer: Naomi Stevens It is fair to say that Rock of Ages has landed in town with a bang. The show, a production set in LA in the (in their words) mid to late 1980’s when trousers were skin tight and hair was as big as possible, certainly isn’t lacking in the rock element. ...

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Rock of Ages – Alhambra, Bradford

Book: Chris D'Arienzo Director: Kristin Hanggi Reviewer: Fran Winter For one week in June, Bradford theatre audiences are transported back to 1987; to the sunset strip in Los Angeles, when hair was big, and glam metal was an exploding scene. Rock of Ages tells the story of two young people seeking stardom in LA, set to a soundtrack of hits ...

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