Time will be called at the Bourbon Room this November when big-haired soft rock musical Rock Of Ages brings its West End run to a close.
Currently playing at the Garrick theatre, having transferred following a successful run at the Shaftesbury, Rock Of Ages will raise its devil-horned hands, adopt a wide-legged guitar-wielding stance and toss its many magnificent mullets for the final time on 2 November at the end of the show’s current booking period.
A tale of young love set in 1987 Los Angeles, the Broadway hit, which saw its first London lighter waved in time to the music in the summer of 2011, features a host of classic power ballads and soft rock hits. Among the tunes that have had audiences whipping out their air guitars mid-show are We Built This City, The Final Countdown, Here I Go Again and Don’t Stop Believin’.
In its time bringing the music of Bon Jovi and Whitesnake to the West End, Rock Of Ages, which originally starred Olivier Tompsett, Shane Ward and Justin Lee Collins, will have been seen by around half a million rock-loving theatregoers.
The current cast, which will see the show through to its autumn finale, includes Tim Howar, Ross Hunter, Daniel Fletcher and original cast members Simon Lipkin and Jodie Jacobs.