Rock Of Ages Closing at the Garrick Theatre
The Well Known Musical Closing Its Doors After Two Years in the Capital
A lot has happened since Rock of Ages opened its doors at the Shaftesbury Theatre; it has changed location to its current home of the Garrick Theatre, seen other new musicals open in the capital and has also seen a movie version hit cinema screens with Tom Cruise among the cast. Now, however, it is time for London audiences to say goodbye to Rock Of Ages as it is due to close at the Garrick in November 2013.
That is not to say we have seen the last of the musical, however, as a touring version is set to take to the road following its departure from the capital.
Rock Of Ages is a musical that celebrates glam rock with two characters – a small town girl and an LA rocker – meeting on the Sunset Strip in the late 1980s, bonding on their mutual love of classic 80s rock music. The show features performances of an array of hit songs of the era, including I Wanna Know What Love Is, Don’t Stop Believin’, We Built This City and many more, with artists such as Bon Jovi, Whitesnake, Europe, Foreigner and others celebrated onstage.
The last time that the show made a high profile appearance in theatre news was in December when it was announced that the show, which opened at the Shaftesbury Theatre in September 2011,would be transferring to the Garrick Theatre from January 2013, making way for shows like Burn The Floor and From Here To Eternity at the Shaftesbury. The cast currently sees Tim Howar take on the role of Stacee Jaxx, with additional performers such as Daniel Fletcher, Ross Hunter, Jodie Jacobs and Simon Lipkin. The show has also featured some well known names from television in the lead roles during its run in the West End.
The Garrick Theatre is going to remain a busy place even following the closure of Rock Of Ages. Toby Hadoke brings his Doctor Who Double Bill to the venue in November and both Horrible Histories Part I and Horrible Histories Part II are set to entertain audiences.
Rock Of Ages continues at its home of the Garrick Theatre until Saturday 2nd November 2013 before embarking on its UK tour.