Rock of Ages at the Liverpool Empire Theatre Review


RockOfAgesRock of Ages
Empire Theatre, Liverpool

22-26 July 2014

Reviewed by Christine McCready

What a totally wonderful experience. If you get the opportunity to see this show do not miss out!

The singing, the dancing and the comic timing is impeccable.

We had the opportunity to see We Will Rock You at the Empire Theatre in Liverpool on Tuesday, the hottest day of the year did leave us really rather sweaty, especially after getting up and having a dance at the end of the show but it was well worth it.

Set in the late 1980’s, it’s in short and without giving too much away, about a night club on sunset strip that is under threat of closure by land developers. The characters are those that own, work and frequent this night club along with the people trying to close it down and those fighting the closure.

The main characters are Drew; played by Noel Sullivan and boy can he hold a note. Love interest is Sherrie exceptionally played by Cordelia Farnworth, the “bad guy” is Stacee Jaxx wonderfully played by Ben Richards, I am really not sure how he got into those trousers in that heat! But the guy, who in my opinion stole the show was Lonny played by Stephen Rahman-Hughes. His comic timing and his voice were great. He held the whole show together as the narrator and his sense of humour was wicked, especially the ad libs that that had the whole theatre in tears laughing.

Music from the era included songs by White Snake, Bon Jovi and many, many more. Songs which includes Just like living in paradise, We Built This City, Waiting For a Girl Like You, Hit Me With Your Best Shot were all amazing. Too many hit songs to mention but all very well sung and the rock band in the back ground were totally amazing and they got to play their own little encore at the end.

The whole show was finished by a fabulous version of Don’t Stop Believing that had the whole theatre on their feet clapping, cheering for more and dancing.

The show in on tour around the country and believe me I will be looking to get tickets the next time they are in my area, definitely worth a second viewing.

Rating: 5/5 thumbs_up

Tickets cost from £10 to £38.90 (plus £2.85 transaction fee).

Rock of Ages is at the Empire Theatre, Liverpool until 26 July 2014. For more information or to book tickets click here or call the box office on 0844 8713017.

Liverpool Empire Theatre, Lime Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, L1 1JE | 0844 8713017


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