Jailhouse Rock extends to 2 April 2005


Jailhouse Rock extends to 2 April 2005

Jailhouse Rock The Musical , based on Elvis Presley's classic 1957 film, has announced that it is extending its booking period by 7 months through to 2 April 2005 at the Piccadilly Theatre.

The show, which opened at the Piccadilly Theatre on 19 Apr 04, following previews from 26th Mar 04,received poor notices from the majority the popular press: NICK CURTIS for THE EVENING STANDARD says, “This is a mess that even diehard Presley fans will strain to love." RHODA KOENIG for THE INDEPENDENT says, "Elvis by numbers lacks scorching heat of real King." LYN GARDNER for THE GUARDIAN says, "An evening confused by the tension between its own nastiness and its bouncy Mills and Boon coating." IAN JOHNS for THE TIMES says, "Before the first song is over, you feel that Elvis has already left the building."

Jailhouse Rock The Musical has been adapted for the stage by the writer/director team of Alan Janes and Rob Bettinson whose first collaboration 'Buddy',the story of Buddy Holly, had a 12 year run in the West End, ending in March 2002.

Featuring a catalogue of 1950's rock 'n' roll classics, the show tells the story of Vince Everett, a young man from the wrong side of the tracks who discovers his own unique musical talent whilst doing time in jail and emerges to become the world's greatest rock n' roll star, only to discover that he isn't ready for the pressures that money and fame can bring.

The cast includes: Mario Kombou (Vince), Lisa Peace (Peggy van Aulden), Roger Alborough (Hawk Houghton), Gilz Terera (Quickly Robinson).

Produced by Theatre Partners, Jailhouse Company and Volcanic Island, Jailhouse Rock The Musical , is directed by Rob Bettinson, designed by Adrian Rees, and choreograped by Drew Anthony.

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