​Rock of Ages announces first dates for UK tour, cast unconfirmed​

THE HIT musical Rock of Ages has confirmed UK tour dates – but cast for the show is yet to be announced.

27th November 2017
/ By Andrew Wooding

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The glam-rock, Los Angeles love story – famous for featuring "We Built this City" by Starship and "Don't Stop Believin'" by Journey – ended its London run at the Garrick Theatre in 2013 after a successful stint at the Shaftesbury Theatre.

But now dates for a national tour are now on sale.

Rock of Ages will open at the Churchill Theatre in Bromley on September 20, 2018, before touring Manchester, Wycombe, Darlington, Dublin, Liverpool, Cardiff, Birmingham, Dartford and Sheffield.

The musical previously toured the UK in 2014, playing six months worth of shows across England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales.

Cast for the show has not yet been announced.

Rock of Ages is based on a string of 25 glam-rock songs from the 1980s and follows starry-eyed sweethearts Drew Boley and Sherrie Christian as they try to make it in Los Angeles.

The book is written by Chris D'Arienzo who was Tony-nominated for his work on the musical.

Rock of Ages ran on Broadway from 2009 for a whopping 2, 328 performances making it the 29th-longest running show in Broadway history.

Since then, other productions have played around the world in South Korea, Canada, Australia, UK, Norway, Brazil, Japan and more.

A film version of Rock of Ages was released in 2012 starring Tom Cruise, Alec Baldwin, Paul Giamatti, Russell Brand, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Bryan Cranston, Julianne Hough and Diego Boneta.

Despite enjoying its place as the seventh-highest opening musical film of all time, the Rock of Ages movie was a flop, making just $59 million (£44m) of its $75 million (£56m) budget.