Kevin from Grimsby as we know him, “Strictly” champ has transformed into an egotistical rock god Stacee Jaxx This is Kevin as you’ve never seen him before. Rock Of Ages is a non stop Eighties musical, the era of tight jeans and bandanas. A raunchy and cheeky show with many scenes of an adult nature.
The Bourbon Room on Sunset Strip is under threat of closure. The owners have one shot at salvation, rock band Arsenal’s last ever gig, and lead singer Jaxx has a magnetic pull. He’s a sleaze ball which Kevin parodies brilliantly. His entrance is an eye opener to say the least, and without giving away too much, there’s a very funny scene in the restroom at The Bourbon Room which had many of us laughing.
Kevin can act and sing. He belted out Wanted: Dead Or Alive He is one of a gifted ensemble cast who make Rock Of Ages a brilliantly crowd pleasing night out.
The plot is very thin and the delivery by sassy narrator Lonny ventures into pantomime type territory The show gives what it promises a lot of laughs, good fun and great music. Lucas Rush, as Lonny, guides us through the story with comic timing, innuendos galore and good natured ribbing of the audience. Without him the show would really miss a great ingredient.
Kevin Kennedy as club owner Dennis plays another part brimming with humour and warmth. The love story, is provided by young dreamers Sherrie and Drew, played by Jodie Steele and Luke Walsh with confidence and style. Zoe Birkett, strip joint owner Justice is bold with attitude, and a voice to match that attitude.
Rhiannon Chesterman a protester, provides great vocals too as does Franz (Andrew Carthy),
The cast, and the band live on stage playing anthems like Don’t Stop Believing and Every Rose Has Its Thorn, makes for an evening of nostalgia. A great, feel good show.
Tickets for Rock of Ages are on sale for Theatre Card holders and on general sale now and available from the Regent Theatre Box Office counter, by calling 0844 871 7649 or visiting www.atgtickets.com/stoke