3-8 March 2014
Reviewed by Lucy Hawkins
Well we were treated to a truly spectacular show, written by Ben Elton, The Rod Stewart Musical Tonight’s the Night, was everything it promised to be. Ben Elton’s story and the music of Rod Stewart went very well together. The story of a young musician who wants the girl and the life on the road, and goes to extreme measures to secure his dreams.
The lead actor, playing Stuart the young musician, was able to portray the role very well. An excellent singing voice and acting talent, together with his leading lady Mary, Jenna Lee-James, they were a breath-taking duo. The supporting roles of Dee Dee and Stoner, played by Jade Ewen and Michael McKell respectively were superb, providing backing vocals and supporting the two lead actor/singers.
From the pen of Ben Elton, multi award winning novelist, playwright, writer, comedian and lyricist, the Rod Stewart Musical really lived up to its top billing and reputation. Stunning and ingenious scenery, impressive costumes and impeccable musical score, this was a very enjoyable show and one that comes highly recommended. The ease at which he was able to integrate the legendary music of Rod Stewart into a fun and interesting story, score and lyrics was impressive. The band played some absolute classics including the Musical’s title name, Tonight’s The Night, Baby Jane, Hot Legs and I Don’t Want To talk About It. Stuart and Stoner were brilliant singers and guitarists. Not a hand in the place wasn’t clapping with admiration.
Tickets cost from £12.90 to £33.40 (plus £2.85 transaction fee).
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