The hit Broadway musical, Rock of Ages has arrived in town this week for a 6-night run at Brighton’s most famous stage – the Theatre Royal.
The Rock of Ages stage show has entertained audiences all over the world over the last few years. After it began in Los Angeles in 2005, the show has toured the US twice, Australia in 2011, London’s West End between 2011 and 2013, and took up residency in Las Vegas in 2012.
The UK tour began in May 2014, and this week the show reaches Brighton.
Rock of Ages is a comedic love story set in California in the golden age of glam rock music. The light-hearted play tells the story of Drew (Noel Sullivan) and his search for fame as a rock star in Los Angeles. Drew falls in love with Sherrie (Cordelia Farnworth), a dreamer from Kansas who has arrived in L.A. searching for fame and fortune of her own. Sherrie mistakenly confuses Drew’s shyness as a lack of interest, and falls into the arms of Stacee Jaxx (Ben Richards) – the lead singer of Glam Rockers, Arsenal. The subsequent chain of events fall into the tried and tested ‘boy meets girl, boy loses girl, boy gets girl again’ category, but when punctuated with the soaring rock anthems of the era and the tongue-in-cheek style of acting, it is charmingly compelling. Add in the wonderfully cheeky in-jokes and audience interaction and you have a show that you can’t help but enjoy – an almost guilty pleasure. The 2014 UK stage show features a live, on-stage band who will have you singing and dancing in the aisles to the music of the 1980s.
As usual, here at Pinocchio we are offering our generous 10% discount on pre-show dining for Brighton’s theatre goers. Simply produce your valid theatre ticket for a saving on your whole bill. We are the go to restaurant for pre-show dining in Brighton. The restaurant is just yards from the Theatre Royal on Brighton’s New Rd. Our extensive menu offers a huge variety of delicious Italian classics at our famous low prices. Why not complement your meal with one of our new wines? Our new wine list features a selection of fine wines from every corner of Italy.
Reservations are not always necessary, but can be made HERE or by calling the restaurant directly on (01273) 677676.