Review: Rock Of Ages, CBM Theatre, Spa Pavilion, Felixstowe, to September 16
- Credit: Archant
The musical that takes all the “poodle rock” songs from the 1980s and packages them up in one fun-filled evening of big hair and tight jeans.
Hits by Europe, Whitesnake and Bon Jovi - you get the idea - are woven into a deliberately cheesy story that revolves around a music bar on Sunset Strip that’s threatened with demolition by big business and shady deals. Of course there’s a love story too.
Sherrie (Laura Sheldrake) comes to the big city to seek fame as an actress and meets Drew (Glyn Lee), a talented wannabe who works in the bar. The bar’s in trouble so turns to superstar rocker (Ryan Fenton) to bring in some much-needed punters. You can guess the rest.
The set’s really impressive; feeling exactly like a basement rock venue.
There’s a stage, where the equally impressive band spend the whole of the show. It’s great when you get to see the musicians as well as hear them.
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The show is moved along by the excellent Lonnie Barnett (Nathan Cant), who acts as the compare for the evening and the audience interacts well with him all night.
If I had one criticism I would have liked it louder but no-one seemed to mind.
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