Still rockin' 10 years on
PUBLISHED: 16:36 10 April 2008 | UPDATED: 10:49 03 July 2010
GET your bob-e-sox and blue suede shoes out because the original hit Rock 'n' Roll musical extravaganza Rockin' on Heavens Door returns to the Hippodrome Circus, Great Yarmouth on Saturday May 24 at 7.
GET your bob-e-sox and blue suede shoes out because the original hit Rock 'n' Roll musical extravaganza Rockin' on Heavens Door returns to the Hippodrome Circus, Great Yarmouth on Saturday May 24 at 7.30.
The show has amazing look-a-like recreations of Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, Roy Orbison and Eddie Cochran plus tributes to the Big Bopper and Jerry Lee Lewis - it's a fast moving Rock 'n' Roll festival of the golden era of popular music that has played to over 1 million people with rave reviews everywhere the show goes.
The Hippodrome's Chris Jay said: “Some fans have seen this show over 40 times and the atmosphere of nostalgia it recreates has to be seen to be believed.
“Ten years on, Rockin' on Heaven's Door's popularity has soared to great heights, incorporating new acts and stunning lighting. The end result is a slick, fast moving show that hardly leaves time for the audience to catch its breath before the next performer takes to the stage.”
She said the flamboyant, Darren Green is a natural Jerry Lee Lewis. His looks and style of playing could not be more authentic. He opens the show with a performance that Jerry Lee himself would be proud of as during his rousing rendition of Great Balls of Fire his piano bursts into flames.
He is quickly followed on stage by new cast member, larger than life character John-Simon Rawlings as The Big Bopper from the West End's Buddy Show.
Christine said; “Barry Steele is once again the Big O, Roy Orbison and on occasions he has had to sing unaccompanied to prove that he isn't miming. Dave Wickenden is our new Buddy Holly. Dave's performance has been acclaimed by no less than Marie Elena Holly, Buddy Holly's widow, who said she was amazed at his similarity to her late husband.”
She said that Steve Halliday has made the role of Eddie Cochran, the blond Elvis his own, he has all the sex appeal and charisma of Cochran, and is an accomplished guitarist.
In the second half of the show, Richard Atkins strides on stage to the 2001 fanfare with searchlights scanning the audience. He holds the audience in the palm of his hand with his powerful performance as Elvis during his Vegas period.
Tickets are now going on sale for the performance on Saturday May 24 at 7.30pm Call 01493 844172 to reserve seats at £18 and £17 Adults and OAP's £15. There is a fully licensed bar and even fresh made popcorn!