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Aladdin, Prince Edward Theatre, London

Writer:Chad Beguelin Director and Choreographer: Casey Nicholaw Lyricists: Howard Ashman, Tim Rice and Chad Beguelin Composer: Alan Menken Reviewer: Paul Couch Back in 1978, the poster tag-lines for Richard Donner’s epic Superman movie promised: “You will believe a man can fly”. We didn’t – the effects were pretty rudimentary and, frankly, disappointing but that cannot be said of the Broadway ...

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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 – 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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