AN amateur theatre group has been spending the last two months rehearsing for their new production of an 80s rock musical show.

Abbey Musical Society is preparing for its Rock of Ages show based on the Book by Chirs D'Arienzo.

The musical is built around classic rock songs from the 1980s, particularly from the famous glam metal bands of that period. 

The show with arrangements and orchestrations by Ethan Popp sees a group of 40 theatre aficionados ranging from 16 to 60 years old performing on the stage.

This is the group's second and last production of the year and will run from 8 to 10 of July at the Forum in Barrow. It is followed by their sold-out show Phantom of the Opera which took place in March.

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The rock 'n' roll musical will see iconic songs played such as I Want To Know What Love Is by Foreigner, The Final Countdown by Europe and Don’t Stop Believin’ by Journey.

Nick Collinge, the chairman and producer of the society said the rehearsals are going 'really well'.

"It is a light-hearted humourous showcase of some classic 80s rock songs," he said

"It is 80s rock set in Strip in Las Vegas and it is very much like the film with Tom Cruise.

"I'd recommend it to anyone who likes musicals but also to anyone who likes the 80s. There are a lot of 80s references. It is not your normal musical."

Their next production is the Adams Family and the practising sessions will happen right after the 6-week Summer break in September.

Abbey Musical Society was formed in 1949 and their first production was The Mikado. Since then the group has done productions such as Cats, Titanic, The Sound of Music and The Little Shop of Horrors. 

30 per cent of the tickets have been sold. To get yours visit Abbey Musical Society website here.