Review: Rock of Ages (Garrick Theatre)

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Hilarious, mood-boosting fun! I was tired, hormonal and my feet were so sore from wandering around, but this musical made me forget all of that.

We got our tickets discounted though O2. I was concerned that it was going to be just like the movie and that there would be little point in watching it. I was wrong. The story line was just different enough to keep you wondering what was going to happen, but the script was incredible – much better than the film. We were laughing from beginning to end (when we all did our Rock Stance to sing-along to Don’t Stop Believing).

Simon Lipkin, who played Lonnie, is an absolute genius. To be able to sing, dance, act and such a massive amount of comedy ability? It’s incredible. If you’re umming and arring about going to see it, you should go purely for his performance. I don’t think I’ve ever seen anything quite like it. The rest of the cast were also very good. 🙂

The whole thing was emphasized by how great the theatre was. It was small, which made it feel very intimate, and we were always very close to the cast. Unlike in larger theatres where it can be difficult to connect with a character because you are simply so far away from them. Even to the staff who dance at the edges during the interval toting drinks. A lovely, lovely theatre.

Absolutely unbelievable enjoyable. 🙂

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