Producers Howard Panter and John Frost today announced that the much loved iconic musical will open at the Adelaide Festival Theatre in March 2014 following seasons in Brisbane and Perth. This fresh production is currently playing in the UK to sell out houses and this exciting new production will feature a sexy and very surprising all-Australian star cast yet to be announced.
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 19 June, 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 of Rocky Horror was showcased in the smash hit TV show Glee, seen by over 20 million people world wide.
The story evolves over one dark and stormy night, when squeaky-clean sweethearts, Brad and Janet, embark on an adventure they’ll never forget, stumbling 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.
Millions of people all over the world have, and continue to see productions of The Rocky Horror Show and sing 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.
“It’s time to dust off the fishnets and do the Time Warp again,” said John Frost and Howard Panter in a joint statement. “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 professionally in Adelaide for 15 years, so fish out the fishnets and sharpen those stilettos for the rockiest ride of your life!. Tickets go on sale on Monday 1 July. If you have ‘voyeuristic intentions’, you know what to do – buy a ticket before ‘madness takes its toll’.