Home / Tag Archives: Ben Heathcote

Tag Archives: Ben Heathcote

Tonight’s the Night – Bristol Hippodrome

Music: Rod Stewart Book: Ben Elton Director: Caroline Jay Ranger Reviewer: Naomi Stevens From the lively opening number set in a garage, Tonight's the Night starts with a bang. The audience are immediately introduced to the main characters and there is a wall of sound as the curtain goes up. The plot involves Stuart, a rather introverted and somewhat geeky ...

Read More »

Tonight’s The Night – King’s Theatre, Glasgow

Writer: Ben Elton Director: Caroline Jay Ranger Choreographer: Denise Ranger Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys It’s down in Gasoline Alley, Detroit. Here we meet Stuart, madly in love with garage receptionist Mary but unable to declare his love, the lovelorn lad makes a deal with the devil to trade his soul for that of his idol Rod Stewart. He then learns the ...

Read More »

Tonight’s The Night – Milton Keynes Theatre

Director: Caroline Jay Ranger Music &Lyrics: Rod Stewart Book: Ben Elton Reviewer: Maggie Constable Tonight is the night at Milton Keynes theatre! Ben Elton, acclaimed comedian and writer of West End hit We Will Rock You, has penned the musical comedy Tonight’s the Night, inspired by Rod Stewart’s songs and life. The show was a huge hit in London and ...

Read More »

Tonight’s The Night – New Wimbledon Theatre, London

Book: Ben Elton Director: Caroline Jay Ranger Reviewer: Christopher Hong First appearing in 2003, this jukebox musical has made a couple of tours around the country and has now arrived in Wimbledon. The show cherry picks the full back catalogue of Rod Stewart’s music with a storyline which certainly massages the ego and image of the singer. An underwhelming opening ...

Read More »

Tonight’s the Night – Waterside Theatre, Aylesbury

Book: Ben Elton Director: Caroline Jay Ranger Reviewer: Pete Benson Unless you are already a Rod Stewart fan this show is going to remind you just what a talent the man is. Tonight’s the Night is really an excuse to string together a selection of Rod’s many hits and given that, you might expect the plot to be wafer thin. ...

Read More »

Tonight’s the Night – The New Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham

Book – Ben Elton Music and Lyrics – Rod Stewart Director: Caroline Jay Ranger Reviewer: James Garrington [rating:2.5] Over-engineered. Ben Elton is known for a number of things in theatre – he worked with Andrew Lloyd Webber on The Beautiful Game and Love Never Dies, and has written a number of plays. There is little doubt, though, that one of ...

Read More »

Tonight’s the Night with… Jenna Lee-James

Jenna Lee-James has a wealth of musical theatre leads to her name including all three lead female rôles in We Will Rock You and the Narrator in the West End production of Joseph and his Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Jenna is currently playing the rôle of Mary in Tonight’s the Night and here in this exclusive blog for TPR she talks ...

Read More »

Tonight’s the Night – Liverpool Empire

Music: Rod Stewart Book: Ben Elton Director: Caroline Jay Ranger Reviewer: Robin Winters The cast of Tonight’s the Night certainly had their work cut out for them on press night at the Liverpool Empire, after a late start of almost 20minutes due to technical difficulties left the audience colder and more hostile than one has previously encountered before at this ...

Read More »