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.
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What's it all about?
Welcome to the era of big rock bands and even bigger hair! If you’re after an evening in the theatre that’s sheer high-octane entertainment, combining karaoke rock classics with tongue-in-cheek comedy, this is the show for you.
Set in 1980s LA, Rock of Ages follows the fortunes of two youngsters with big dreams. But it’s not all about them – this show is exploding with hit songs and we defy you not to end up moshing in the aisles, air guitar firmly in hand.
Never mind the so-so Tom Cruise movie version that dribbled on to our screens a while back. On stage, up close and in-yer-face is the only way to experience this brilliant, bonkers, Bic-flickin', chest-beating epic of a Tony Award-winning musical.
What's the story?
It’s 1987 on Hollywood’s Sunset Strip and despite the instant attraction between wannabe rocker Drew and aspiring actress Sherrie, the path of true love is about to get decidedly rocky.
When The Bourbon Room, where the pair work, is threatened with demolition and its owner Dennis Dupree comes up with a plan to save it involving rock star Stacee Jaxx, three becomes a crowd.
Will Drew and Sherrie ever admit their feelings for each other, will the club be saved, and most importantly can rock dreams come true? Find out in this brilliantly silly, wonderfully catchy rock’n’rollercoaster of a show.
Who's in it?
Candian Tim Howar stars as Stacee Jaxx. Tim's UK theatre credits include Marius in the national tour of Les Miserables, Stu in Tonight's The Night, Houdini in Ragtime and Michael in Peggy Sue Got Married. Tim has recently been touring with Mike & The Mechanics.
Ross Hunter plays Drew. His credits include the role of Galileo in We Will Rock You at the Dominion Theatre and Lead Singer Jest End at the Leicester Square Theatre.
Natalie Andreou plays Sherrie. Among Natalie's previous UK theatre appearances are the UK tour of Footloose, Rigoletto with the ENO, the UK tour of Evita and Mamma Mia! at the Prince of Wales.
Who is Rock of Ages suitable for?
If you lived with – and loved – the hits of the outrageous '80s, you'll jump at this chance to relive your wasted youth and go barmy in the aisles at Rock of Ages.
Even if you were too young to appreciate the glories of the spandex-n-hairgel era at the time, you'll have a major hoot at this Guitar Hero-meets-MTV-style show featuring wildly overstated toons from some of the true monsters of rock.
Audience participation is encouraged. So what are you waiting for? Get your air guitar in tune, turn yourself up to 11 and head for the Garrick Theatre this very instant!
Please note: Rock of Ages may be inappropriate for under-14s due to some of the dancing, costumes and language. But you know how rock’n’roll your own kids are, so use your judgement. That said, under-4s will not be admitted.
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Rock of Ages reviews - staff
The show was great fun! The music is all ’80 rock and the cast is excellent. They all have lots of energy on stage and sing really well.
The atmosphere was very good, it was well acted and had good costumes. I have enjoyed every moment of it!
I found the show to be very entertaining and thought the music was brilliant. It was great how in between some songs the ushers would come round and sell drinks, so there was no need to get up! The story was funny and easy to follow. It was very entertaining and I like how they got the audience involved and there was a narrator who in my opinion was the best Character. I would defiantly recommend this show to others to see.
It was the second time I had seem Rock of Ages and I really enjoyed it, would even say I enjoyed it more this time. It’s a fun show that doesn’t take itself too seriously, it’s all set out purely for enjoyments sake and gives you all the classic 80s rock anthems you would want to hear. It it’s new home at the Garrick it suits the space brilliantly, a much more intimate feel and thus you get a great report between the audience and Simon Lipkin (a sort of narrator character). The unpretentious self-mocking attitude of the show works really well in a simple setting where you can play around with people in the stalls and have cast come through the audience. They heighten the relaxed rock-gig atmosphere by having the ushers dressed in grungy clothing and selling beer throughout the show as it goes on. To sum up: If you are wanting a meaningful, thought-provoking, ground breaking piece of musical theatre – this is not show for you. But if you are wanting a fun, rocking night with songs you know and love and laugh-a-plenty, then this is the show for you.
The show was pretty funny. I really enjoy the band playing, those guys are the stars of the musical ! I believe they don’t need any make up or wigs, they are truly rockers ! Band apart, the plot was simple and nice and the songs were matching perfectly with it. The dancers and the choreography were spicy enough to resuscitate people…The characters were all pretty cool, especially the narrator. The scenery was amazing. It’s the perfect musical for a night out with friends, doesn’t matter the age ! ( of course isn’t suitable for kids under 12…. )
Definitely recommended for people who like rock music. The show was funny with fantastic music. I enjoyed it more because I had seen “Rock of Ages” movie starring Tom Cruise.
Rock of Ages reviews - critics
Rock of Ages reviews - most recent customers
Fabulous entertainment, great music, tremendous energy from the cast, well worth going more than once.
Absolutely brilliant, this was the third time Iv been and it gets better each time. Looking forward to going again soon.
Fantastic show, if you love the 80's, rock music with comedy thrown in then this is the show for you, My partner and I were smiling all the way thrown and of course singing along!!! Brilliant cast with huge amounts of talents. A show not to be missed!
Saw this as a treat for my brother's birthday, he's not a huge fan of traditional musicals but the group of us who went to Rock of Ages loved it. Kicking soundtrack, amazing vocals from the cast and just the best 80s costumes (don't we all remember the poodle perms and bleach washed jeans??) Something for the guys and the girls, you will be singing the songs way after you come out of the theatre. Will be looking to see this one again.
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Theatre NewsRock Of Ages Rolls Out Of Shaftesbury Theatre
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- 4th Oct 2012