THE life and times of veteran rock crooner Rod Stewart get the tribute treatment at Clacton’s Princes Theatre on Saturday night.

The new theatre production celebrates one of rock music’s greatest icons and features a fantastic live band.

Lookalike Paul Metcalfe stars in the lead role and takes the audience through Rod’s incredible story, from his humble beginnings through to worldwide superstardom and record sales of more than 100 million worldwide.

His charismatic performance assumes the persona of the legendary singer-songwriter right down to the last detail – from the distinctive vocals to the swaggering showmanship and sheer fun that have made Rod Stewart one of rock music’s most popular performers of all time.

The first half of the show charts Rod’s rise to fame from his early days singing in the R ‘n’ B clubs of the Sixties through to worldwide success and acclaim in the early Seventies.

It features songs from the earlier part of Rod’s career, including Handbags and Gladrags, In A Broken Dream, Stay With Me, Ooh La La and Wear It Well, and also includes a stripped-down unplugged section.

The second half captures all the excitement and energy of a Rod Stewart concert and is crammed full of hits such as Maggie May, Sailing, Baby Jane, D’Ya Think I’m Sexy, Tonight’s The Night, The First Cut Is The Deepest and You’re In My Heart.

Paul throws his mic stand around, comes out into the audience and even kicks a volley of signed footballs into the crowd.

The show includes all the massive hits from Rod’s incredible career, with classic rockers like Baby Jane through to the big ballads, favourites from his days with the Faces such as Twistin’ The Night Away, and timeless Motown tunes from the album Soulbook.

Some Guys Have All The Luck is at the Princes Theatre tonight at 7.30pm.

Tickets are £22 from the theatre box office on 01255 686633.