Rock ‘n’ Roll Paradise is a brand new rock ‘n’ roll show that does exactly what it says on the tin.
There’s no plot, no storyline, simply a rock ‘n’ roll show where the music plays the leading role, and it’s coming to Derby’s Assembly Rooms on Saturday, February 25.
The talented cast bring to life the spirit of the rock ‘n’ roll era, reminding you at every turn why this music has stood the test of time. Just try not tapping your foot as Jerry Lee rips into Great Balls of Fire with a passion. Feel the shivers in your spine as Roy Orbison soars gracefully through his classic songs.
Watch with delight as Eddie Cochran and Buddy Holly explode onto the stage like the first guitar-heroes, with slick moves and engaging energy they power through those wonderfully bright optimistic songs of theirs. And that’s just the first half.
The second half opens with a concert within a concert as we’re taken through the Elvis 1970s era, complete with Vegas jump-suits, belts and rings. We are reminded of not only how incredible a performer and singer Elvis Presley was, but also how gracious he was; never taking himself too seriously, and always appreciative. And then from out of nowhere we are back with Buddy, Eddie, The Big O and the others, the energy building to fever pitch, leaving the audience demanding more.
This is rock ‘n’ roll music at its very best played with all the commitment and honesty that the originals would be proud of. From Nick Player and his portrayal of Buddy Holly, Richard Atkins is widely regarded as the best 1970s Elvis there is, and the rest of the cast are equally strong.
All backed by a sensational five-piece band, Rock ‘n’ Roll Paradise is a must-see show touring for 2012 ,bringing you a 100 per cent feelgood factor performance.
The show commences at 7.30pm and tickets are available from the box office on 01332 255800.