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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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Grease – The Playhouse,  Edinburgh

The T-Birds

Book, Music and Lyrics: Jim Jacobs Director: David Gilmor Reviewer: Tom Ralphs For an audience wanting to hear the Grease soundtrack performed live, Grease offers all you could want. For an audience wanting a musical that stands in its own right, Grease will leave you disappointed. While it was a stage show before it was a movie, the version of ...

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Grease – Bristol Hippodrome, Bristol

Book, Music, and Lyrics: Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey Director: David Gilmore Reviewer: Laura Hesketh Grease is the word as the touring revival of the smash-hit musical comes rockin' and rollin' to Bristol Hippodrome. Complete with hand jives, quiffs and swing skirts this new production, while underwhelming at times, is the perfect opportunity to take a nostalgic trip down memory ...

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Grease – Birmingham Hippodrome

The T-Birds

Book, Music & Lyrics: Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey Director: David Gilmore Reviewer: Selwyn Knight The original production of Grease in Chicago in 1971 was a rather starker affair than audiences are used to today. As it evolved, and especially after the 1978 film version, which made several changes to the song list some of which filtered back into the ...

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Grease – The Regent Theatre, Stoke-on-Trent

Book, Music & Lyrics: Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey Additional songs: Barry Gibb, John Farrer, Louis St Louis and Scott Simon Director: David Gilmore Reviewer: Taylor Simmons Grease, the smash hit musical based in the heydey of rock ‘n’ roll, has been a phenomenal success since it burst on to the scene in the 1970s.  Although famous from its 1978 ...

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Grease- Liverpool Empire

Book, Music and Lyrics: Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey Director: David Gilmore Reviewer: Victoria Morris Despite the controversial message that it portrays, Grease is a musical theatre “classic” which keeps drawing people back to see time and time again. However, with this current UK tour, it’s perhaps best this “beauty” drops out and goes back to the rehearsal room. Set at ...

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