TONIGHT'S THE NIGHT Comes to The Marlowe Theatre, July 28-Aug 2
Tonight's The Night, the hit musical comedy inspired by the songs of Rod Stewart, comes to Canterbury later this month.
Based on a book by multi award-winning writer and comedian Ben Elton, the show includes more than 20 classic Stewart songs, including Tonight's The Night, Sailing, Baby Jane, Do Ya Think I'm Sexy and Maggie May.
Tonight's The Night premiered in the West End on 2003 and went on to sell out at theatres across the UK. It has hit the road again as part of a new UK tour, including The Marlowe Theatre.
Set on the mean streets of Detroit and in the glamorous clubs of uptown LA, the show tells the story of Stu, a shy young man, so tongue-tied that he cannot find the courage to declare his love to the girl of his dreams. How different he is to his hero, that legendary rock n' roll vagabond Rod Stewart!
One night Stu strikes a deal with the Devil, trading his soul for Rod's. It seems like a good idea at the time, but he is about to find out the hard way that you can't find true love using another man's moves and that devil or no devil, there's only one Rod Stewart!
Tonight's the Night stars Ben Heathcote (Mamma Mia!, Three Musketeers) as Stuart, Jenna Lee-James (We Will Rock You, Joseph) as Mary, Tiffany Graves (We Will Rock You, Sweet Charity) reprising her role as Satan/Baby Jane, Ricky Rojas (Grease, Strictly Confidential) as Stoner, Andy Rees (Legally Blonde, A Chorus Line) as Rocky, Rosie Heath (Mamma Mia!) as Dee Dee and Craig Mather (Les Miserables) as the alternate Stuart.
Stewart is a two-time inductee into the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame, a Grammy Living Legend, and in 2007 he was made a CBE. In a career spanning five decades that has seen more than 200 million worldwide record sales, Brit and Grammy Award-winning Rod is still as popular as ever with an acclaimed new chart-topping album Time, a 2013 sell-out arena tour and the number one bestseller Rod - The Autobiography.
Stewart said: "In the past, any ideas for musicals revolving around my songs just didn't work for me. It was only when we were approached to do Tonight's The Night that the idea really took off. I'm absolutely thrilled that this great show is touring the UK again."
Elton said: "Rod is such a totally unique artist. I initially approached him about a musical because his songs are all about storytelling and I felt that a great story could grow from them."
Tonight's The Night is at The Marlowe Theatre from Monday 28 July to Saturday 2 August. Tickets are priced from £15 to £36.50 (concessions available; booking fee applies) and are from the Box Office on 01227 787787 or at marlowetheatre.com.