Get some shakin’ going with show

Peter Gill plays the scandalous Jerry Lee Lewis at Blackfriars Theatre, on Spain Lane, on Friday night. NA
Peter Gill plays the scandalous Jerry Lee Lewis at Blackfriars Theatre, on Spain Lane, on Friday night. NA

THERE will be a Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On at Blackfriars on Friday as the first international wild man of rock is honoured.

Rock and Roll pianist Peter Gill, will be performing as the genre’s most exciting performer from 7.30pm, in Killer: The Jerry Lee Lewis Story.

The show tells the story of the musician, from his meteoric rise to fame through hits such as Great Balls of Fire and Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On, to his equally fast fall from grace when he married 13-year-old cousin Myra.

It then goes back to his reinstatement as one of music’s biggest names with a triumphal return to the top in the mid-1960s, when he performed at The Star Club in Hamburg.

The show boasts more than 20 of his hits and promises to appeal to both those who were brought up with Rock ’n’ Roll and those discovering it for the first time.

Jerry Lee Lewis is the last surviving member of the Million Dollar Quartet, which included Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley.

Tickets are £13 (£11 conc) to book call 01205 363108.