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The smash hit musical Rock of Ages returns for one week only! Strictly Come Dancing 2018 Winner Kevin Clifton will play the lead role of ‘Stacee Jaxx’.
The internationally renowned dancer will swap the Ballroom for the ‘Bourbon Club’ when he plays alongside Kevin Kennedy, Zoe Birkett, Jodie Steele, Luke Walsh, Lucas Rush, Andrew Carthy, Vas Constanti and Rhiannon Chesterman in the ultimate ‘80s rock ‘n’ roll musical.
A sexy smasher that will have you laughing and rocking in equal measure- Daily Star
This hilarious musical comedy will have you singing and laughing along with its epic songs played loud and proud by an awesome live band.
Now a global smash with hit seasons on Broadway, London’s West End and Las Vegas and a
star-studded Hollywood movie version, we promise you the biggest party in town!
Warning: contains serious rock ‘n’ roll debauchery.
Absurdly enjoyable. As guilty as pleasures get! Impossible to resist- The New York Times
You'll be in rock heaven- What's On Stage
High energy feel-good nostalgia that will put a smile on your face- Sunday Express
Vesta Tilley laid the foundation stone of what is now the Sunderland Empire on 29 September 1906 and took to the stage on 1 July 1907 to officially declare the theatre open. Masterminded by two of the contemporary heads of British theatre, Edward Moss and Osward Stoll, the Sunderland Empire Theatre has undergone many changes since it opened but remains the North East’s premier entertainment venue.