Theatregoers turned concertgoers for a nostalgic soft rock celebration in Llandudno.

Jaw dropping vocals and killer guitar licks joined forces in the West End and Broadway smash hit show Rock of Ages at Venue Cymru.

The story of aspiring musician/nightclub cleaner Drew Boley and wannabe actress Sherrie Christian and their innocent dreams of making it big in Los Angeles form the plot of the 1980’s homage to hair metal.

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Sam Turrell and Gabrielle Williams are both sensational as the lovelorn pair who must discover their love for one another amid the backdrop of the gentrification of their rock music mecca.

European investors are plotting the Final Countdown in what they view as the reinvention of the area as a new shopping district, while others regard it as the death of their beloved social scene.

But where there is rock, there is hope among campaigners knowing that ardent metal music fans built the city on rock and roll.

An unrivalled collection of classic rock anthems from the likes of Twisted Sister, Extreme and Bon Jovi feature in this production.

It also has the pre-requisite powerhouse rock vocal performances from the likes of Williams, Turrell and Gentleman’s Club boss Justice Charlier played by the sensational Phoebe Samuel-Gray.

And the goosebump inducing rock chorus renditions of Poison’s Every Rose Has Its Thorn, Journey’s Don’t Stop Believing and a thundering version of Whitesnake’s Here I Go Again from the ensemble cast.

But along with the giant rock tunes, huge amount of hairspray and spandex on display, there was also surprisingly pleasing amount of silly comedy.

Laugh out loud moments included a timid Franz Klinemann, played by the hugely funny David Breeds, and his courtship of Regina, a role brought to life by the wonderful Stephanie Chandos.

Franz’s defiance of his developer father, Hertz Klinemann (Vas Constanti) accompanied by the Pat Benatar song Hit Me With Your Best Shot, had the audience in stiches.

The same could be said for the fantastic Kevin Kennedy’s (Coronation Street legend Curly Watts) and his character Dennis Dupree’s exuberant and energetic dancing in his bar, The Bourbon Room, during a particularly bromantic moment soundtracked by REO Speedwagon’s I Can’t Fight This Feeling Anymore.

Sherrie and Drew’s first date complete with miniature scooter, and cheese-infused version of Foreigner’s I’ve Been Waiting For A Girl Like You, was another hilarious moment along with Sherrie’s hapless groupie encounter with rock god and Arsenal frontman Stacee Jaxx (Cameron Sharp) superbly soundtracked with another Foreigner classic:  I Wanna Know What Love Is.

But as the show’s narrator Lonny Barnet, played by the wonderfully jovial Tim Oxbrow, said when breaking the fourth wall and addressing the audience - Rock of Ages is more than just ‘poop jokes and Whitesnake songs’.

This riotous show, complete with some adult themes, has a truth, wears its heart on its sleeve and doesn’t take itself too seriously.

Reignite your love of 80s rock by catching Rock of Ages at Venue Cymru until Friday May 6.