Thursday, September 21, 2023

Rock ‘n’ roll heaven is just a few steps away

A LITTLE bit of rock ‘n’ roll heaven is coming to the Thameside Theatre this week (Friday, 3 May at 7.30pm).

In its fourth year on the road Rock ‘n’ Roll Paradise’s talented cast brings you “the show that never was” delivered with all the fabulous flair of a high energy 21st century live concert.

You can be blown away by Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Buddy Holly, Roy Orbison, the Big Bopper and Eddie Cochran, as these icons of rock and roll join each other on stage for this musical extravaganza.

Backed by the superb Paradise Band, this show has audiences dancing in the aisles, singing along with the music, and yelling for more.

Jerry Lee Lewis is played by keyboard/vocalist Darren Green a wiz on both swinging vocals and keyboards, while in stark contrast is the “Big Bopper” with his deep rasping voice, huge personality and wicked sense of humour played superbly by John Simon-Rawlings.

More mellow sounds will come from Gavin Stanley, a dead-ringer for Eddie Cochran, followed by the unmistakable voice of Buddy Holly, complete with immaculate suit and trademark specs played by the excellent Nick Player.

The darkened glasses, made famous by Roy Orbison are worn by Johnny Curtiss and then Richard Atkins pays homage to The King – Elvis.

Whether you saw these guys the first time round or are just a fan of live music, Rock ‘n’ Roll Paradise has something for everyone in this feel-good two hour celebration of the magic of rock and roll with over 40 songs packed into this roof raising critically acclaimed show.

Tickets, at £18 each, can be reserved by calling the Thameside box office on 0845 3005264.


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