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Vampires Rock at Blackpool Grand Theatre
I hadn’t seen “Vampires Rock” before, so wasn’t sure what to expect – unlike a lot of the packed crowd at the Grand Theatre who had come in fancy dress and were obviously keen disciples of the show.
The West End Theatre luvvies tend to write off this sort of show as a “Juke Box” musical but in reality all that actually means is that you know the songs already and get straight into the swing of things. The scenery and costumes in this show are really superb, as are the live, on-stage band, although if we are being honest, my Mum might find it just a little bit loud.
Steve Steinman’s Baron character mixes humour with menace in fine style and his great singing voice belts out rock classic after rock classic. The show is packed with great anthems made famous by artists such as Meat Loaf, Bon Jovi, Queen and Bonnie Tyler to name but a few. There is humour, plenty of pantomime-style back-chat and some scantily dressed lady dancers for the guys.
There was a wide age range in the audience at the Grand Theatre to see this show tonight and it seemed to go down very well with family groups as well, although I personally felt some of the on-stage humour was probably more suited to an adult audience.
All in all, a clever concept, a very enjoyable show with lots of great sing-along tunes. “Vampires Rocks” is touring the country – check out your local theatre