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Brookside Theatre's best tribute artists set to rock the stage in Romford

PUBLISHED: 10:29 13 July 2018

Dave B will be performing as Elvis Presley in the Great Rock ‘n’ Roll Showdown at Brookside Theatre.

Dave B will be performing as Elvis Presley in the Great Rock 'n' Roll Showdown at Brookside Theatre.

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Several of Brookside Theatre's favourite tribute artists are set to rock the stage this August in The Great Rock 'n' Roll showdown.

Peter Gill will be performing as Jerry Lee Lewis in the Great Rock ‘n’ Roll Showdown at Brookside Theatre.Peter Gill will be performing as Jerry Lee Lewis in the Great Rock ‘n’ Roll Showdown at Brookside Theatre.

The show hopes to provide a one-off exhilarating evening with performances of the very best rock ‘n’ roll hits.

Peter Gill as Jerry Lee Lewis, Gerry Slattery as Carl Perkins, Spencer Jordan as Buddy Holly and Dave B as the King himself, Elvis Presley, will be providing an evening of pure musical nostalgia.

Fans can expect to hear a host of classic hits, including Great Balls of Fire, Oh Boy, Blue Suede Shoes, Whole Lotta Shakin’, Chantilly Lace, All Shook Up, That’ll be The Day, Suspicious Minds and Jailhouse Rock.

The theatre’s best tribute artists are appearing in the show to help Brookside Theatre with its seating appeal.

The Romford theatre is trying to raise £35,000 to install some much needed tiered, theatre-style seating in the auditorium.

Jai Sepple, theatre manager, said: “It is incredibly frustrating when we read through hundreds of audience feedback forms, all praising how helpful the staff are and how great our shows are, but then you end up reading comment after comment about how poor the seating is.

“Everyone who works here volunteers, we’re not funded at all by any grants or government money.

“We do our best to keep on top of the little jobs we can do, but with something like this the money to install new up-to-standard seating is out of our reach.”

An online fundraiser at crowdfunder.co.uk will be open until December 2 for residents to offer some help.

“The thing is that £35,000 can seem a bit daunting when you see it on the website, but when you think about the fact we have more than 5,000 people on our mailing list, and the countless others who come through our doors every so often to see a show, it’s not completely unreasonable,” Jai added.

The Great Rock ‘n’ Roll Showdown will be showing at Brookside Theatre in Eastern Road, Romford, on Thursday, August 2 at 8pm.

To book tickets contact the theatre’s box office on 01708 755775.

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