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Richard O'Brien

 

Stage Credits

  [West End]
Original London Production, 2006
Bobbie
  [West End]
Original London Production, 2002
Childcatcher
  [West End]
Original London Production, 1973
Performer
  [West End]
London Production, 1972
Company


Richard O'Brien Awards and Nominations

 
Tony Awards - 2001 - Best Revival of a Musical
Richard O'Brien, The Rocky Horror Show
 
Olivier Awards - 1991 - Best Musical Revival
Richard O'Brien, The Rocky Horror

Richard O'Brien News

Ore Oduba Will Return to Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW at L Photo Ore Oduba Will Return to Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW at London's Peacock Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Nov 23, 2022

Actor, presenter and winner of Strictly Come Dancing Ore Oduba is to don his fishnets once again as he returns to the role of Brad Majors in this special 50th Anniversary production of Richard O'Brien's Rocky Horror Show for a limited six week run at the Peacock Theatre, London.

Tickets from £22 for THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW at the Peacock Theatre Photo Tickets from £22 for THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW at the Peacock Theatre
by Aliya Al-Hassan - Nov 10, 2022

Ready to thrill you with fun and naughty moments, Richard O‚ÄôBrien‚Äôs legendary rock ‚Äėn‚Äô roll musical, The Rocky Horror Show comes to the Peacock Theatre as part of its sell-out tour, having been seen by over 30 million theatregoers.

Stand Up, Dress Up And Show Up For THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW At DoodleHATCH in Columbia Photo Stand Up, Dress Up And Show Up For THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW At DoodleHATCH in Columbia
by Cybele Pomeroy - Oct 27, 2022

THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW, book, lyrics and music by Richard O'Brien, is his homage to B movies of horror and science fiction. This fantastical romp of a musical is packed with archetypal characters, hackneyed tropes and references that should have no resonance with contemporary youth. It's been a cult favorite for its entire half-century existence.

Cal Rep Presents Richard O'Brien's THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW Photo Cal Rep Presents Richard O'Brien's THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW
by Stephi Wild - Oct 21, 2022

The cult-classic ode to science fiction and B-Horror movies of the 1930’s to 1960’s, The Rocky Horror Show, books, music, and lyrics by Richard O’Brien and directed by Jennifer Richardson, will open at the CSULB Studio Theater on Thursday, November 3rd, at 7:30 p.m. Performances will continue through Saturday, November 12th at 7:30 p.m.   

Windham Theatre Guild to Present THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW This Month Photo Windham Theatre Guild to Present THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW This Month
by Blair Ingenthron - Oct 6, 2022

The Windham Theatre Guild will present THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW, with book, music and lyrics by Richard O'Brien, on October 14 & 15, 2022 at 7:30 PM.

THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW Comes To Cypress College Photo THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW Comes To Cypress College
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 28, 2022

Richard O'Brien's cult classic musical about Brad, Janet and the 'sweet transvestite' Frank N Furter, comes to Cypress College Theatre Department.

Lyric Stage to Present THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW on Halloween Weekend Photo Lyric Stage to Present THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW on Halloween Weekend
by Stephi Wild - Sep 28, 2022

Celebrate Halloween by dressing up and doing the ‚ÄúTime Warp‚ÄĚ in the aisles of the Majestic Theatre with Richard O'Brien's The Rocky Horror Show October 26-30, 2022.

Richard O'Brien's THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW Returns To The Roxy Regional Theatre, October Photo Richard O'Brien's THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW Returns To The Roxy Regional Theatre, October 13 - October 29
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 27, 2022

Dig out your fishnet stockings and dust off your stilettos!  That sweet transvestite and his motley crew are back for the tenth year in an annual tradition on the corner of Franklin and First in Historic Downtown Clarksville.  

Pantochino Opens Season With SCHOOL SPIRITS and ROCKY HORROR Photo Pantochino Opens Season With SCHOOL SPIRITS and ROCKY HORROR
by Stephi Wild - Sep 19, 2022

Award-winning Pantochino Productions, a professional not-for-profit theatre company in Milford will open its 2022-23 season with two musicals, Richard O‚ÄôBrien‚Äôs¬† ‚ÄúThe Rocky Horror Show‚ÄĚ and a new family-friendly Halloween musical, ‚ÄúSchool Spirits.‚ÄĚ The two shows will play in repertory from October 14 through 30 at the MAC, Milford Arts Council on Railroad Avenue in Downtown Milford.

California Repertory Company Announces Fall 2022 Season
by Stephi Wild - Sep 19, 2022

Cal Rep’s Fall 2022 season highlights stories of identity, humanity, and love; all told by CSULB students, faculty, and guest artists all performed at the Studio Theater at California State University, Long Beach. 

Richard O'Brien Videos

Video Flashback: Relive The Old Globe's THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW With 'The Time Warp'! Videoplay
Video Flashback: Relive The Old Globe's THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW With 'The Time Warp'!

by Stage Tube - May 7, 2020

Let's do the Time Warp again! Relive the Old Globe's production of The Rocky Horror Show with this new flashback clip!

VIDEO: Anthony Veneziale Hosts American Conservatory Theater's SPRING FORWARD Fundr Videoplay
VIDEO: Anthony Veneziale Hosts American Conservatory Theater's SPRING FORWARD Fundraising Event

by Stage Tube - May 3, 2020

In response to the global COVID-19 pandemic, American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) hosted Spring Forward, a one-night-only virtual fundraising event, on Saturday, May 2, 2020.

VIDEO: First Look at Bucks County Playhouse's ROCKY HORROR SHOW Videoplay
VIDEO: First Look at Bucks County Playhouse's ROCKY HORROR SHOW

by Stage Tube - Oct 15, 2019

Continuing a Halloween-season tradition, Bucks County Playhouse will revive its popular production of Richard O'Brien's 'The Rocky Horror Show' live on stage beginning Friday, October 11 through Sunday, October 27.

Exclusive: Get A First Look At Stratford's THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW Videoplay
Exclusive: Get A First Look At Stratford's THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW

by Alan Henry - May 21, 2018

A jolt of pure energy is pulsating through the Avon Theatre in Stratford as an electrifying production of Richard O'Brien's The Rocky Horror Show hits the stage for the first time. BroadwayWorld has an exclusive first look at the production below!

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 3/10/16- THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW
by Stage Tube - Mar 10, 2016

Today in 1975, The Rocky Horror Show opened at the Belasco Theatre, where it ran for 45 performances. The Rocky Horror Show was written by Richard O'Brien, produced and directed by Jim Sharman. It tells the story of a newly engaged couple getting caught in a storm and coming to the home of a mad transvestite scientist unveiling his new creation, a muscle man named Rocky Horror. The musical was adapted into the 1975 film The Rocky Horror Picture Show, which today has a worldwide cult following and has the longest running release in film history.

VIDEO: HBO Now to Present Midnight Streaming of ROCKY HORROR; Encouraging Social Media Engagement
by Caryn Robbins - Oct 29, 2015

The premium network HBO Now has announced that they will offer the first-ever midnight streaming of ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW on Halloween in honor of the film's 40th anniversary

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at PTC's ROCKY HORROR SHOW Concert Starring Will Swenson
by Stage Tube - Oct 22, 2015

Pioneer Theatre Company reprises its successful concert series for a limited run. Richard O'Brien's raucous musical THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW is being offered as a special event, for four performances only, in a script-in-hand, singing-and-dancing concert-style presentation tonight, October 22, at 8:00 p.m., Friday, October 23 at 8:00 p.m. andSaturday, October 24 at 5:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m.  BroadwayWorld brings you a sneak peek below!

VIDEO: Spice Girl Emma Bunton Does 'The Time Warp' on BBC America's ROCKY HORROR Celebration
by Caryn Robbins - Oct 19, 2015

BBC America celebrated the 40th anniversary global tour of the original international hit, THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW.

Pics: THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW Gala, With Richard O'Brien And Guest Stars!
by Stage Tube - Sep 18, 2015

Stars including Emma Bunton and Stephen Fry joined Richard O'Brien for a charity gala performance of The Rocky Horror Show.

STAGE TUBE: Stephen Fry, Mel Giedroyc and Emma Bunton Guest Star in Charity Performance of THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW in London Tonight
by Stage Tube - Sep 17, 2015

Comedy legend Stephen Fry, Great British Bake Off host Mel Giedroyc and Spice Girl Emma Bunton are the first celebrities to be announced as special guest stars in the Gala Charity Performance of The Rocky Horror Show at London's Playhouse Theatre tonight 17th September, which will be broadcast live to cinemas across the UK and Europe.


Richard O'Brien Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Richard O'Brien been in?
Richard O'Brien has not appeared on Broadway.

How many West End shows has Richard O'Brien been in?
Richard O'Brien has appeared on London's West End in 4 shows.

What was Richard O'Brien's first West End show?
Richard O'Brien's first West End show was Jesus Christ Superstar which opened in 1972

What awards has Richard O'Brien been nominated for?
Best Revival of a Musical (Tony Awards) for The Rocky Horror Show and Best Musical Revival (Olivier Awards) for The Rocky Horror .