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Rock of Ages Smash It At Sunderland Empire

I have to say, Rock of Ages is one of the best night’s out I’ve had in a while!

So most of you know or have seen the film Rock of Ages but I haven’t. So I wasn’t too sure what to expect. I also heard a few people saying this around the audience and leaving saying how much they loved it!

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The stage is set in LA on the sunset strip and tells the story of a wannabee actress and rock star. Along the way is the brilliant narrator Lonny played by Lucas Rush who I must say deserved so much credit for the way he engaged the crowd and was such a brilliant party host! He was joined by the one and only Curly Watts! Yes, Kevin Kennedy stole our hearts back then as he did now! What a man and perfect for the role!

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From start to finish we were laughing our socks off and singing along to all the tunes we remember from the late eighties and rock clubs. It was real nostalgia. But as well as the old was new. A soundtrack of songs that you would think made the charts back then too. But the real stars were Drew and Sherrie who were very very good looking…..I mean they had amazing voices!

Sherrie swept me away every time she hit a note and then there was the dark side of rock and roll that she really got the men’s tongues wagging. Then let’s not forget her other half to be Drew played by Luke Walsh. What a voice! He hit all the high rock notes and made it look easy!

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Local Talent

We had some local talent on the stage too, The presence from Zoe Birkett on the stage got people up on their feet. She’s come a long way since her pop idol days and now queen of the stage and this show especially! If you want to see more of her shes currently on Channel 5 TV show “Get a holiday body”. Let’s not forget our other actor returning home for the final leg of the show is Adam Strong who plays 2 parts of the show because people from the North East are super talented. Just saying!

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Zoe Birkett

As well as Zoe was the winner of Strictly Come Dancing and dancing here, Kevin Clifton. I mean, Who knew he could sing! Of course he has the dancing skills for the show but he is hilarious! I really had no idea what to expect from him but he played one of the leads so well.

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The music is what stole our heart and keeps us wanting to go back for more. This show will never get old because the songs are ones that will go on in the history of rock. The show has so much laughter and energy that there was so the way you could resist a sing-along and boogie on the last act! The whole theatre was up and dancing. Forget about the film (some hilarious jokes made about that throughout ) but the show is one that is not to be missed!

Here for one week only buy your tickets from here! Warning, you may want to go out after for a few shots and more dancing!

*gifted tickets

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