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Paradise rocks - an old story with a new twist

Paradise rocks to great music and words worth hearing, and a classic story.

Paradise rocks!

Where is paradise now? When was it when Elvis Presley was King? Probably Hawaii, or somewhere like that. In their musical, Paradise rocks!, The Indelicates take you through their updated version of Milton's Paradise lost, with songs - great tunes and very clever lyrics - and a love story that will sweep you away.

The Indelicates are seen rarely outside of the south-east; whatever you do, don't miss this opportunity to be one of the first to see their brand-new show.

This is what they say about it:

Paradise Rocks!

A West End Musical Epic!

(In Progress)

Paradise Rocks! - a musical adaptation of John Milton’s densely sublime contribution to the English literary canon in the style of one of the less good Elvis movies - is coming this year to rock your socks off.


The show tells the story of Danny Morningstar, a rebellious rock and roller, who finds himself at Hawaii’s Club Eden resort where Adam - the wealthy heir to Eden’s proprietor - is summering with his blushing fiancée, Eve. Can she resist the power of Rock’n’Roll and the call of temptation in the tropical climes of America’s balmiest retreat?

Paradise Rocks is a musical in progress - one day there will be giant animatronic Tikis, a cast of several hundred and a working pyrotechnic volcano - but for now, you’ll have to make do with the limitless powers of your own imagination and the kind of stripped down staging that you can fit into a library.

Paradise Rocks has been created by Simon and Julia Indelicate - whose band, The Indelicates, have released six studio albums, toured the world and been described by Rolling Stone as “fabulously unfashionable, unfashionably fabulous” and Francesca Brooke, an actor and director based in South London who has been rapidly amassing credits performing and directing musical theatre in the capital.


Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 7:00pm to 9:15pm
Rugby library