Whether you think he’s sexy or not, there’s no denying that Rod Stewart has carved out a place for himself in popular music history.
In a career spanning five decades he has established himself as one of the best selling recording artists of all time, and he is as popular today as he was in his pomp, with an acclaimed new album Time topping the UK charts, a sell-out arena tour last year and a bestselling autobiography to boot.
So it’s unsurprising that a musical inspired by his many hits was a smash hit in the West End and is now pulling in punters all over the country.
The all singing, all dancing, feelgood show Tonight’s The Night is on a nationwide tour and arrives at the Waterside Theatre in Aylesbury on Monday for a week-long stint.
Set on the mean streets of Detroit and in the glamorous clubs of uptown LA, Tonight’s The Night tells the story of a shy young man who is 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 – now there’s a guy who never had any trouble hitting on a girl!
One night our hero strikes a deal with the devil, trading his soul for Rod’s.
It seems like a good idea at the time but this guy 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.
Written by multi award-winning writer and comedian Ben Elton, who also penned Queen musical We Will Rock You, the show features spectacular staging, a world class band, dazzling choreography and of course the magic of timeless classic songs from Maggie May and Baby Jane to Hot Legs and Sailing.
Evening performances start at 7.30pm. Matinees on Thursday and Saturday are at 2.30pm.
Tickets cost from £10 and are available from the box office on 0844 871 7607.