They’ll make it a night to remember

Tonight’s The Night, the smash-hit musical comedy inspired by the songs of Rod Stewart, comes to Nottingham’s Theatre Royal from Monday, June 16-Saturday, June 21.

The show premiered in the West End in 2003 and went on to play sold-out theatres across the UK. It has hit the road again as part of a new UK tour.

This all-singing, all-dancing feel-good show has a book by multi award-winning writer and comedian Ben Elton (We Will Rock You) and features spectacular staging, a world class band, dazzling choreography and includes over 20 classic Rod Stewart hits like Tonight’s the Night, Hot Legs, Baby Jane, Do Ya Think I’m Sexy, Maggie May, This Old Heart of Mine, I Don’t Wanna Talk About It, Ooh La La, Some Guys Have All the Luck, Forever Young, Sailing and many more.

Rod Stewart is a two-time inductee into the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame, a Grammy Living Legend, and in 2007 he was bestowed with a prestigious CBE.

In a career spanning five decades, that has seen over 200 million worldwide record sales, Brit and Grammy Award-winning Rod Stewart is still as popular as ever with an acclaimed new chart-topping album Time, a 2013 sell-out arena tour and the No 1 Bestseller Rod – The Autobiography.

Rod Stewart said: “In the past, any ideas for musicals revolving around my songs just didn’t work for me. It was only when we were approached to do Tonight’s The Night that the idea really took off.

“I’m absolutely thrilled that this great show is touring the UK again.”

Ben Elton added: “Rod is such a totally unique artist. I initially approached him about a musical because his songs are all about storytelling and I felt that a great story could grow from them.”

Set on the mean streets of Detroit and in the glamorous clubs of uptown LA, the show tells the story of Stu, a shy young man, 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! 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 he’s 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.

Tonight’s the Night stars Ben Heathcote (Mamma Mia!, Three Musketeers) as Stuart and Jenna Lee-James (We Will Rock You, Joseph) as Mary.

Tonight’s The Night is directed by Caroline Jay Ranger.

Ticket prices to see Tonight’s The Night are £16-£34.50 and they are available by calling the box office on 0115 989 5555 or via www.trch.co.uk

n Hardeep Singh Kohli’s debut stand up comedy show Hardeep Is Your Love comes to Nottingham Playhouse on Friday, June 13.

After three critically acclaimed tours that have tantalized the tastebuds of audiences across the UK with his culinary skills and anecdotes, Hardeep has decided to step out from behind his hotplate and take to the stage with only a microphone and an evening’s worth of top class humour.

This brand new show examines the pitfalls and triumphs of a pure soul looking for love.

Unfortunately, that soul is trapped in the body of a 43-year-old, fat hairy man from Glasgow.

The ever-affable Glaswegian is a regular panellist on Channel 5’s hugely popular current affairs show, The Wright Stuff and has been a regular reporter on BBC1’s The One Show and a guest on BBC 1’s Question Time, and This Week with Andrew Neil.

For ticket details, contact the Playhouse box office on 0115 9419419.