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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 – New Theatre Oxford

Director: Kristin Hanggi Book: Chris D’Arienzo Reviewer: Bethaney Rimmer With its myriad of rock n roll anthems, and powerful choreography that makes you want to rush up on stage to join in, Rock of Ages is the ideal show for letting your hair down and having nothin’ but a good time (and it don’t get better than this). Featuring 31 ...

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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 – 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 – Churchill Theatre, Bromley

Book: Chris D’Arienzo Director: Kristin Hanggi Reviewer: Joanna Trainor After its two year stint in the West End finished in November, Rock of Ages is back, for its first UK tour. Though the storyline won’t blow you away, with your air guitar, glowsticks and the best of 80s rock, it’s impossible not to have a great evening. Hear’Say’s Noel Sullivan ...

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Rock of Ages– The New Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham

Book: Chris d’Arienzo Director: Kristin Hanggi Reviewer: James Garrington Rock of Ages has an impressive history. The stage show ran for two years in the West End, and is still going strong on Broadway – and the film version starred Tom Cruise and Catherine Zeta Jones. As it embarks on its first UK tour, how will it fare in the ...

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