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Issue:- 26 December 2014

The classic 'VAMPIRES ROCKS' - The Final Countdown Tour!

FOR many, this time of year is fun and exciting, with gifts bought, trees trimmed and food shopping all planned. But for some, the struggle is on to come up with a great idea, a surprise gift or something just a little unusual... Fear not for help is at hand, why not buy your loved ones, friends, partner (or yourself) a ticket for the hardest rocking, funniest (and just a little bit naughty) show in Town; so take note that Steve Steinman's Vampires Rocks, is coming to the Liverpool Empire on 2 February 2015. The show, for those who have not been before, is set in the year 2030, centres on the undead Baron Von Rockula, the owner of the Live and Let Die nightclub, and his quest to find a new bride. Ably supported by the Lost Boys and his manservant, Bossley, the Baron (the uber talented Steve Steinman) rocks his way through hit after hit, with Meatloaf, AC/DC, Bonny Tyler, Rainbow, Guns 'n' Roses, Queen, Bon Jovi, and many more providing the vocal ammunition as he attempts to 1st woo and then capture the seemingly innocent Pandora.  It's easy to see why this show has been a sell out for years; pyrotechnics, some very sexy dancers and the best live rock show in the UK all go to create an unforgettable night. The show is a riot from start to finish; Steve's talent and humour making no 2 shows the same and, by the time the final curtain falls the audience will have spent most of the evening on their feet, dancing, singing along and having an amazing time.  So if you love rock music (or know someone who does), if you fancy an amazing evening of fun and laughter, and if you want to see this record breaking show on it's final tour, get over to the Box Office and get your tickets now; it'll be the best way to start a new year. 

For tickets prices and information vist the Liverpool Empire Box Office, or you can call them on:- 0844 871 3017, plus you can also go online at:-

Jesus Christ Superstar heading to Liverpool for March 2015..!

IT'S billed as one of the:- "the World's Oldest Stories", and the:- "world's greatest rock musicals", that could only be said of one show:- 'Jesus Christ Superstar' and it is due to return in 2015. This time Bill Kenwright by special arrangement with the Really Useful Group will present what will be guaranteed to become one of, or the hit show of 2015... With music by Andrew Lloyd Webber Lyrics by Tim Rice.... Directed by Bob Tomson and Bill Kenwright, with amazing designs by Paul Farnsworth, choreographed by Carole Todd, and stunning lighting thanks to Nick Richings, plus sound by Dan Samson, this will be one explosive new production to watch!  Leading performer Glenn Carter is set to return as Jesus, a role he has played in the West End, on Broadway and on film. His extensive musical theatre credits include leading roles in Whistle Down the Wind, Les Misérables, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Godspell and Merrily We Roll Along. Welsh Baritone Rhydian Roberts 1st shot to fame in 2007 as the runner up on hit television show:- 'The X Factor'. Since then he has established himself as a double platinum recording artist, completing 2 sell out tours and more recently starring in national tours of:- 'The Rocky Horror Show', 'Grease and We Will Rock You'. His latest album:- 'One Day Like' This reached number 1 in the Classical Charts this year. Rhydian joins the company of Jesus Christ Superstar as Pontius Pilot. Australian star Tim Rogers made his UK stage debut 15 years ago and hasn't looked back since. Most recently he starred in Carousel at the Arcola Theatre London. Tim's musical theatre credits include:- 'The Man in Whistle Down the Wind' (UK Tour and West End), 'West Side Story, Jersey Boys', 'The Full Monty', 'Aspects of Love' and the title role in:- 'Jekyll and Hyde' at the Union Theatre. X Factor finalist Rachel Adedeji will join the cast as Mary Magdalene direct from the UK and European tour of:- 'Thriller Live'. The cast also includes David Burilin and Cavin Cornwall. Further casting to be announced. Bob Tomson and Bill Kenwright team up again to direct the show, having been at the helm of other iconic musicals including Blood Brothers, which they have directed for almost 30 years, and Evita, on tour and more recently for a limited run at the London Dominion. 'Jesus Christ Superstar' exploded onto the musical scene in 1971. Stunning audiences, it changed the face of musical theatre forever. Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's rock opera tells the story of the last seven days in the life of Jesus through the eyes of Judas Iscariot.  As compelling today as it was at its inception over 40 years ago, 'Jesus Christ Superstar' features some of musical theatre's most legendary songs from:- 'I Don't Know How to Love Him', 'Everything's Alright' and 'Gethsemane' and the infamous:- 'Superstar'.  To find out more about the show visit:- atgtickets-com.

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