Hits from big bad 80s

Erin James who is performing in LATA's Rock of Ages
Erin James who is performing in LATA's Rock of Ages

It’s a family affair this December at Lowther Pavilion as award-winning Lytham Academy of Theatre Arts presents the smash hit musical ‘Rock of Ages’.

Erin James (pictured) alongside her two brothers Connor and Lewis as well as Emma Campbell and her siblings Amy and Thomas all join forces alongside their fellow LATA students to Rock Lytham.

Also appearing are Amy and Thomas’ cousin Jamie Ford with siblings Calum and Ellie Matthew, to belt out rock anthems like ‘We Built This City’, ‘Here I Go Again’ and ‘Don’t Stop Believing’.

Rock of Ages is a musical, with a book by Chris D’Arienzo, built around classic rock hits from the 1980s, especially from the famous glam metal bands of the decade.

The musical features songs from Styx, Journey, Bon Jovi, Pat Benatar, Twisted Sister, Steve Perry, Poison and Europe among other well-known rock bands.

It tells the story of the big bad 1980s in Hollywood, and the party has been raging hard. Aqua Net, Lycra, lace and liquor flow freely at one of the Sunset Strips’ last legendary venues, a place where rocker Stacee Jaxx takes the stage and groupies line up to turn their fantasies into reality.

Amidst the madness, aspiring rock star (and resident toilet cleaner) Drew longs to take the stage as the next big thing and longs for small-town girl Sherri’s heart. But the rock and roll tale is about to end when German developers sweep into town with plans to turn the fabled Strip into just another capitalist mall. Can the gang save the day?

Rock of Ages runs from Thursday until Saturday, nightly at 7.30pm with a Saturday matinee at two.

For tickets go to www.lowtherpavilion.co.uk or call 01253 794221.