Big-haired '80s rock musical Rock Of Ages is closing on 6 January 2013 at the Shaftesbury Theatre before moving to another West End venue. As-yet-unconfirmed reports suggest that its new home may be the Duchess Theatre. The cast have been informed of the closure.
Rock of Ages is a celebration of the classic rock era of the '80s, featuring many a chest-beating power-ballad and head-banging rock anthem from the decade of spandex, hair gel and Reaganomics.
The musical opened at the Shaftesbury Theatre in September of last year with Shayne Ward and Justin Lee Collins headlining, both of whom have recently departed its ranks.
It currently stars Candian Tim Howar as Stacee Jaxx, Ross Hunter as Drew and Natalie Andreou as Sherrie.
Rock of Ages follows the fortunes of a teenage couple from Detroit who come to LA with dreams of making it big, and get drawn into the archetypal rock 'n' roll lifestyle.