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Rock of Ages – The Playhouse, Edinburgh

Book: Chris D’Arienzo Director: Nick Winston Reviewer: Dominic Corr So, let’s dust off the Jukebox musical list: Lovers? Check. Business tycoon antagonist? Check. Glam Rocks' greatest hits? Check. A flamboyantly fabulous narrator who also doubles as a sassy sound god. You betcha’. Welcome to Rock of Ages, not the usual Jukebox musical. Set on the glorious Sunset Strip in the ...

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Rock of Ages – King’s Theatre, Glasgow

Book: Chris D’Arienzo Director: Nick Winston Arrangements and Orchestrations: Ethan Popp Choreographer: Nick Winston Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys An unrecognisable Strictly Come Dancing champ, Kevin Clifton, dons a dodgy ‘80s wig and some even dodgier threads as fading rock star Stacee Jaxx, in Rock of Ages, Chris D’Arienzo's fantastic, feel-good, fun musical. 1987, Los Angeles. Aspiring rock star Drew Boley (Luke Walsh) ...

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Rock of Ages – The Alexandra, Birmingham

Writer: Chris D’Arienzo Director: Nick Winston Reviewer: Clare White Two things are integral to 1980s Hollywood - big dreams and big hair. In The Bourbon Club on LA’s Sunset Strip small town girl Sherrie meets city boy Drew, both desperately searching for their big break. Aspirations of stardom and double denim collide as the pair fall in love; however, the ...

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Rock of Ages – Darlington Hippodrome

Book: Chris D’Arienzo Arrangements & Orchestrations: Ethan Popp Director & Choreographer: Nick Winston With the clarity of hindsight, anyone who lived through the 1980s will no doubt be able to now admit that it was a pretty silly decade. Big hair, big shoulder pads, embarrassing fashions: just plain silly. Rock of Ages, a musical celebrating the era and its music ...

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Rock of Ages – Opera House, Manchester.

Book: Chris D'Arienzo Director/Choreographer: Nick Winston Reviewer: Sam Lowe Are you ready to rock? The audience at Manchester Opera House are, as this smash hit musical returns to the UK. Shaking the foundations of every theatre it lands in with it's "turned up to the max" music. Rock of Ages is an LA love story set to over 25 classic rock ...

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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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