Strictly's Kevin Clifton and his boisterous bunch, touting big hair and big tunes, camped it up with salacious glee in Rock of Ages.

You could literally Feel The Noise in the rapturous applause from start to finish as the glorious romp, set on Sunset Strip, told the story of Sherrie and Drew, who were drawn to the big city to follow their dreams.

Needless to say the dance routines were executed with precision, energy and enthusiasm, but what did come as a surprise was Kevin Clifton's voice. His rendering of Dead or Alive in the character of rock star Stacee Jaxx was powerful and pure. He was so obviously revelling in his new departure to musical theatre that it was infectious.

It was a tale of two Kevins as the former bass player with The Smiths (a favourite band of Chris D'Arienzo who wrote the book to Rock of Ages) Kevin Kennedy swaggered on stage. He played the Bourbon Club owner, Dennis Logan. Kevin Kennedy was probably best known as Curly Watts from Coronation Street. His duet, I Can't Fight The Feeling, with Lucas Rush, who played Lonny the narrator, was hilarious, but also showcased a country-rock side to his voice.

Lucas' comedic timing wrings every last inch of humour from the sharp script and 1980s references. He even gave a pregnant pause as ET's bicycle flew across the film footage backdrop. Lonny was the bridge between the audience and the characters. He enlisted the help of Annie - sitting in the front row and wishing she was in the back. All through the show he aimed much of his innuendo at her, but she did get a well deserved rose in the final count down of the finale.

The comedy musical was both a mickey-take and a homage to the 1980s with a superb five-piece band who played the soundtrack live on stage. Songs included Feel The Noise, The Final Countdown, We Built This City, I Wanna Rock and many other bangers of the 80s. Strangely the Def Leppard number Rock of Ages was not included.

The starstruck lovers Sherrie and Drew were played by Jodie Steele and Luke Walsh. Both had that musical theatre polish of song, dance and acting skills. When they sang the duets More Than Words and Waiting For A Girl Like You the poignancy made their relationship totally believable.

The slapstick side of the comedy came from the German father and son played by Andrew Carthy and Vas Constanti, alongside Regina the Bohemian hippy and activist played by Rhiannon Chesterman. Their precise timing and comedic effects worked like clockwork.

The 2002 Pop Idol winner, Zoe Birkett literally made the roof ring with her powerful soul-ballad voice as the owner of the Venus Club for Gentlemen.

The finale saw actors and audience party on down with everyone up and dancing to Don't Stop Believing.

It is undoubtedly a feel good night for all so catch it before Saturday.

Rock of Ages continues at the Wyvern Theatre, Swindon, until Saturday, July 13. See