On Sunday 23rd October 2022, I went to see West End actor Jordan Luke Gage perform his first ever solo concert! The performance was held at the new state of the art technological venue ‘Here at Outernet’ in central London, brought to us by ‘Fourth Wall Live’. The star held two exclusive concerts, one matinee and one evening for one day only. Selling out very quickly the room was filled with excited and inspired fans like myself and was truly one of the best and most special experiences I’ve ever had.
About Jordan Luke Gage
Jordan Luke Gage is a well-known West End actor who has become very popular over the last few years by performing in several smash hit musicals.
Gage’s professional debut was for the show ‘Taboo’ at Brixton’s Club House in 2013, where he portrayed the role of ‘Marylin’. Following this, in 2018 he played the character ‘Hoffman’ in ‘Bat Out Of Hell’ where he then took over the lead role of hell raiser ‘Srat’ at the Dominion Theatre. After that run, he went on to originate the role of ‘Romeo’ in ‘&Juliet’ which debuted at the Manchester Opera House and transferred to the Shaftesbury Theatre in the West End in November 2019. He continued that role until March 2022. In between the run of ‘& Juliet’, Gage played the role of ‘Claude’ in Hair for a short run at the Turbine Theatre in September 2020. Then in June the following year, he represented ‘&Juliet’ during the ‘The Show Must Go On!’ concerts live at The Place Theatre, supporting the ‘Theatre Support Fund+’ singing hit song, ‘It’s My Life’. During the summer of 2021, alongside other amazing actors, Gage brought ‘Heathers the Musical’ back to the stage, playing fan favourite ‘Jason Dean (JD)’. Gage’s most recent West End role was ‘Clyde’ in ‘Bonnie and Clyde’ at the Arts Theatre from May until July 2022. And just recently in November 2022 he sang as ‘Fabrizio Naccarelli’ in ‘Light in the Piazza In Concert’ at the Alexandra Palace Theatre in London.
In recent news, Jordan Luke Gage is set to reunite with co-star Frances Mayli McCann in the 2023 run of Bonnie and Clyde at the Garrick Theatre, London, exclusively from Saturday March 4th until Saturday 21st May 2023.
Act 1: Beautiful Ones / Sex On Fire * A Whole New World / I Want To Break Free / Running Up That Hill / Private Dancer / Life On Mars * I Put a Spell On You * Stranger In This World (Taboo) * This Woman’s Work * The Last Night of the World * Creep.
Act 2: It’s My Life (& Juliet) * ‘All Coming Back To Me’ (Bat Out Of Hell), Seventeen and Freeze your Brain (Heathers) * Revelation * I Got Life (Hair) * Purple Rain * Raise A Little Hell / Bat Out Of Hell (Bonnie & Clyde and Bat Out Of Hell Mashup).
Jordan told the incredible story of his life and musical theatre career through his astounding set list and personal stories. He sang a range of songs, from his childhood upbringing to 80s favourites with songs from his leading roles, in previously mentioned musicals, were belted and admired by the entire audience. One of my personal favourites was his cover of ‘Revelation’ by Troye Sivan where in the background played a lovely and heart-warming montage of home videos following an emotional story. Additionally, he brought out special guests; Christina Bennington and Frances Mayli McCann to perform duets of ‘Too Late to Turn Back Now’, ‘Seventeen’ and ‘All Coming Back to Me’ from musicals they’ve worked on together. His backing vocals were provided by former co-stars Ross Harmon (Heathers) and Sarah Goggin (Taboo), and musicians, Zach Okonkwo and Daniel Vildósola, with Musical Director Katy Richardson.
Overall I would give Gage’s first ever solo concert five stars out of five. It was amazing to attend and see so many people singing along and supporting the actor in his individual success, it’s fantastic to discover an actor who you will continue to support whatever the show.