Photo Flash: Creator Richard O'Brien with the Australian Cast of ROCKY HORROR
Richard O'Brien's The Rocky Horror Show is back! Fish out the fishnets and sharpen those stilettos for the rockiest ride of your life! The much loved iconic musical plays Brisbane followed by seasons at the Crown Theatre, Perth in February, the Festival Theatre, Adelaide in March and the Comedy Theatre, Melbourne in April.. This fresh production is currently playing in the UK to sell out houses. Check out a sneak peek at creator Richard O'Brien visiting the cast!
The Rocky Horror Show is a true classic and one of theatre's most endearing and outrageously fun shows. It opened at London's Royal Court Theatre on June 19, 1973, quickly developing a cult following, and was adapted into the 1975 film The Rocky Horror Picture Show, which has the longest-running release in film history. This iconic brand holds a unique place in theatre history, a show which has defied the decades and continued to grow in popularity. In 2010 the music ofRocky Horror was showcased in the smash hit TV show Glee, seen by over 20 million people worldwide. Rocky Horror even has its own postage stamp. This exclusive new 40th Anniversary Production is proving more popular than ever with new audiences and fans alike.
Millions of people all over the world have and continue to see productions of The Rocky Horror Show and sung along to classics like Sweet Transvestite, Dammit Janet, I Can Make You A Man, Touch-a Touch-a Touch Me, Over At The Frankenstein Place and of course The Time Warp.
The coveted role of Frank N Furter will be played by television and theatre star Craig McLachlan, fresh from shooting the title role in the second series of ABC TV's top rating drama series The Doctor Blake Mysteries. Playing the roles of Janet and Brad, the naïve young couple caught up in a situation they don't understand, will be musical theatre favourites Christie Whelan Browne (A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum, Shane Warne The Musical) and Tim Maddren (Hi 5, The Addams Family). Reprising his role as Riff Raff, Frank's loyal handyman, which he played in New Zealand and the UK will be Kristian Lavercombe, while his sister Magenta will be played by Erika Heynatz, who was nominated for a Helpmann Award for her debut musical theatre role in Legally Blonde. Columbia, the groupie in Frank's entourage, will be played by Ashlea Pyke (Legally Blonde), and Eddie and Dr Scott will be Nicholas Christo (My Fair Lady). In his first leading role as Frank's creation Rocky will be Brendan Irving (An Officer and a Gentleman). The Narrator will be played by the suave Tony Farrell (Dr Zhivago). The Phantoms will be played by Vincent Hooper (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels), Luigi Lucente (Wicked), Meghan O'Shea (A Chorus Line) and Angela Scundi (Spring Awakening), while the Swing/Dance Captain will be James Maxfield (A Chorus Line).For more information, visit: http://rockyhorror.com.au/
Photo Credit: Shane O'Connor