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Shaftesbury Theatre

210 Shaftesbury Avenue WC2H 8DP

Rock Of Ages

Shaftesbury theatre 3D location mapMap ©Silvermaze Ltd 2008 Shaftesbury Theatre photoPhoto ©Tony Reading 2008

Show Details

Preview 31st Aug 11
Opens 28th Sept 11
Closes 6th Jan 13
Transfering to the Garrick Theatre opening on 18th Jan 13, Booking to 2nd Nov 13

Show Times

Mon - Thurs 7.30 pm
Fri 5.30 & 8.30 pm
4.00 & 8.00 pm
Length of show - 2hrs 30mins

Local Info

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Rock of ages Oh Please

Shock Rock

A classic viewing of all the Theatreland play houses by night. The authentic commentary, by Ben Shafik - a player himself - gives an authentic feel to the West End's theatres - and is backed by real music.
Next version will be more upbeat as, suggested, to celebrate Britannia's unbeatable heritage.
(Over 6000 viewings and all good reviews to date).
Let us know what you think.

A note from the author

I took these pictures to show off London theatres as they are seen -most often - by theatre goers, at night.

Thanks to Ben Shafik for his lighthearted and informative commentary and Fionn O'Lochlainn for the original music.

Watch out for the new version with current liveries and the names of the theatres as they appear.




Set in the 1980s, It is a good compilation of songs - especially from the famous bands of the decade, and features songs from Styx, Journey, Bon Jovi, Pat Benatar, Twisted Sister, Steve Perry, Poison, Asiaand, among others. Def Leopard didn't make it - he's owned.

Rock Of Ages Dream

The show includes some typical 80s numbers including: I Wanna Rock, Cum on Feel the Noize, Wanted Dead Or Alive, Waiting for a Girl Like You, Hit Me With Your Best Shot, The Final Countdown, Don’t Stop Believin’ and I Want to Know What Love Is not to mention REO Speedwaggon.

The singers are gutsy and confident - every night a gig.


Rock of Ages KissBasically its two boy-meets girl classics. The pictures are saying it all, sex is both more blatant and more prurient than in the 60s even with signs of spread-the legs choreography.

You'll love it or not. (now where did I put my crystal ball?)


  • Justin Lee Collins -- Dennis Dupree
  • Shayne Ward -- Stacee Jaxx
  • Oliver Tompsett -- Drew
  • Simon Lipkin -- Lonny
  • Amy Pemberton
  • Rohan Tickell
  • Jodie Jacobs
  • Rachel McFarlane
  • Sandy Moffat
  • Nathan Amzi
  • Grant Anthony
  • Cordelia Farnwoth
  • Twinnie-Lee Moore
  • Andrew Spillett
  • Amy Thornton
  • Natalie Andreou
  • Carly Mercedes Dyer
  • Ian McIntosh
  • Jamie Muscato
  • Zizi Strallen
  • Dylan Turner


  • Director - Kristin Hanggi
  • Choreography - Kelly Devine
  • Scenic Design - Beowulf Boritt
  • Costume Design - Gregory Gale
  • Lighting Design - Jason Lyons
  • Sound Design - Walter Trarbach
  • Projection Design - Zachary Borovay
  • Music Supervision, Arrangements & Orchestrations -
    Ethan Popp
  • Original Arrangements - David Gibbs
  • Book - Chris D'Arienzo
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