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Rock of Ages – Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton

Writer: Chris D’Arienzo Director: Nick Winston Reviewer: Hannah Powell Depicting the birth and survival of the legacy of rock culture on the famous Sunset Blvd, Rock of Ages  bursts onto the stage showing musical fans and rockers alike there is no one set way to make a musical. Featuring classic rock songs like Cum On Feel the Noize, We Built ...

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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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Heathers The Musical – Theatre Royal Haymarket, London

Book, music and lyrics: Kevin Murphy and Laurence O’Keefe Director: Andy Fickman Reviewer: Stephen Bates When Veronica, the 17-year-old heroine of Heathers The Musical, gets trapped in a cow field, confronted by two threatening thugs, we feel inclined to ask why she does not pick up her mobile ‘phone. But this is 1989 and we quickly realise that curses can ...

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Jesus Christ Superstar – Liverpool Empire

Music: Andrew Lloyd Webber Lyrics: Tim Rice Director: Bob Tomson &Bill Kenwright Reviewer: John Roberts Opening on Broadway in 1971 and in the UK in 1972, Jesus Christ Superstar is arguably Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s finest collaboration. A unique look at the final days in Jesus' life this rock opera still feels incredibly fresh and timeless thanks to ...

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CD REVIEW: Words Shared With Friends

Reviewer: Ian Foster Over the past decade or so, writer and lyricist Robert Gould has worked with a wide range of composers from across the globe and amassed quite the contact list of performer friends, so the progression to recording a collection of his songs feels like a natural one. Words Shared With Friends thus takes in collaborations from the ...

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BLOG: Robert Gould…WORDS SHARED WITH FRIENDS

Robert Gould is a writer and Lyricist based in South Wales - with a passion for musical theatre, he exclusively shares his thoughts on how he came to create his latest album WORDS SHARED WITH FRIENDS. In the latter part of 2012 my close friend (and co-writer) Jimmy Granstrom suggested to me that I should record an album of songs ...

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