THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW to Return to Australia, Begin. 12/31 in Brisbane
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! Producers Howard Panter and John Frost today announced that the much loved iconic musical will open on December 31, 2013 at the Lyric Theatre, QPAC, Brisbane followed by seasons at the Crown Theatre, Perth in February, and the Festival Theatre, Adelaide in March. This fresh production is currently playing in the UK to sell out houses, and our exciting new production will feature a sexy and very surprising all-Australian star 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.
One dark and stormy night, follow squeaky clean sweethearts Brad and Janet embark upon an adventure they'll never ever forget, when they stumble upon the scandalous Frank N Furter, the rippling Rocky, a mysterious Riff Raff, the vivacious Magenta and the ultimate show stopping toe tapping gal Columbia. Get ready for a night of fun of frolics and frivolity in this all new production of Richard O'Brien's classic iconic story.
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 show has always attracted notable cast members, and those who have put their hands on their hips and done plenty of pelvis-thrusting include Reg Livermore, Craig McLachlan, Jason Donovan, iOTA, Kate Fitzpatrick, Daniel Aberneri, Tim Curry, Tracey Ullman, RuPaul, Jerry Springer, David Arquette, rockers Joan Jett and Sebastian Bach, plus Russell Crowe, Luke Perry, Anthony Head, Tim McInnerney, Michael Aspel, Ben Forster (currently playing Jesus inJesus Christ Superstar in Australia), Robbie Williams, Steve Pemberton, Roger Lloyd Pack and Windsor Davies.
"It's time to dust off the fishnets and do the Time Warp again," said John Frost and Howard Panter. "Following our successful collaboration on Legally Blonde, we wondered what should be the next musical we produce together in Australia. People are always talking about The Rocky Horror Show, and wanting to see it again. Why? I think the answer is simple - it's a guaranteed fun night out, a full on party. Audiences know many of the words, they know many of the dance moves, and no matter how many times they may have seen it before, they want to come back for more! But be sure, this witty new production has many new twists. A classic that is fresh again."
Richard O'Brien's The Rocky Horror Show has not been seen in Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide for 15 years. Tickets go on sale on Monday July 1. If you have voyeuristic intentions, you know what to do - buy a ticket before madness takes its toll.