As readers know, I am a HUGE Rocky Horror fan. I received the best Christmas present ever this year from my little sister, Ceri: tickets for The Rocky Horror Show, at New Theatre Cardiff in February. We’re currently preparing by re-watching The Rocky Horror Picture Show DVDdata-imagelightbox="g">, listening to the CDdata-imagelightbox="g"> and deciding what to dress up as this year (it’s a new costume for us!). The best resource I’ve ever used to help make my costumes is The Rocky Horror Costume List. I also posted a Magenta make up look a few years back.
Needless to say, I’m very excited and if you’re also a fan of the sexiest, funniest show in town, then read on for more details of the 2016 UK Tour:
Since its first appearance at the Royal Court Theatre in June 1973, Richard O’Brien’s The Rocky Horror Show has become the world’s favourite Rock N’ Roll musical. It has been performed worldwide for over 40 years in over 30 countries and has been translated into more than 20 languages. Director Christopher Luscombe created a stunning new production to celebrate the 40th Anniversary and this critically acclaimed version of the classic show is back by popular demand, now embarking on a year-long national adventure which started at Brighton’s Theatre Royal on 14 December 2015.
X Factor finalist and star of the stage version of The Rise and Fall of Little Voice, Diana Vickers will star in the role of Janet Weiss. S Club 7 star, Paul Cattermole, will play the role of Eddie and Dr. Scott.
Emmerdale actor, Ben Freeman, will join Diana and Paul, playing the role of Brad Majors. Following his huge success in over 900 performances of the 40th Anniversary Global Tour of The Rocky Horror Show, Kristian Lavercombe returns as Riff Raff. Further casting to be announced soon.
This musical extravaganza features all of its famous musical classics including “Science Fiction/Double Feature”, “Dammit Janet” and of course, the timeless floor-filler, “The Time-Warp”.
The Rocky Horror Show was first performed on 19 June 1973 at the Royal Court Theatre and continues to break box office records around the world, currently selling out in Australia, Germany, Switzerland, Japan and Austria. It tells the story of Brad and his fiancée Janet, two squeaky clean college kids who meet Dr Frank’n’Furter by chance when their car breaks down outside his house whilst on their way to visit their former college professor. It is an adventure they’ll never forget, with fun, frolics, frocks, and frivolity, bursting with timeless songs and outrageous outfits. Directed by Christopher Luscombe, The Rocky Horror Show is a guaranteed party, which famously combines science-fiction, horror, comedy and music and encourages audience participation meaning, of course, getting dressed in your most outrageous fancy dress.
Many stars, including Russell Crowe, Tim Curry, Jerry Springer and Meatloaf have appeared in The Rocky Horror Show over the past four decades. Ready to thrill you with fun and naughty moments, O’Brien’s Rocky Horror Show is the boldest bash of them all. Be warned, this show has rude parts!
What the press have said about The Rocky Horror Show:
“Panto for grown-ups – colourful, in your face, relentlessly energetic and high on audience participation” – The Times
“Hard to think of another musical quite as unique as this. Christopher Luscombe’s affectionate production feels like a genuine blast from the past” – Mail on Sunday
“As delightfully naughty as ever!” – Daily Telegraph
“So fast, so funny, so sexy” – Daily Mail
The Rocky Horror Show 2015 / 2016 UK Tour Dates
14 December– 2 January 2016 Brighton: Theatre Royal 0844 871 7650
04 – 16 January 2016 Manchester: Opera House 0844 871 3018
25 – 30 January 2016 Birmingham: New Alexandra Theatre 0844 871 3011
01 – 06 February 2016 Liverpool: Empire Theatre 0844 871 3017
08 – 13 February 2016 Cardiff: New Theatre 029 2087 8889
15 – 20 February 2016 Sunderland: Empire Theatre 0844 871 3022
29 February – 5 March 2016 Wimbledon: New Wimbledon Theatre 0844 871 7646
07 – 12 March 2016 Torquay: Princess Theatre 0844 871 3023
28 March – 2 April 2016 Edinburgh: Playhouse Theatre 0844 871 3014
11 – 16 April 2016 York: Opera House 0844 871 3024
18 – 23 April 2016 Aylesbury: Waterside Theatre 0844 871 7607
02 – 07 May 2016 Richmond: Richmond Theatre 0844 871 7651
23 – 28 May 2016 Stoke: Regent Theatre 0844 871 7649
27 June – 2 July 2016 Woking: New Victoria Theatre 0844 871 7645
18 – 23 July 2016 Bristol: Hippodrome 0844 871 7652
22 – 27 August 2016 Glasgow: King’s Theatre 0844 871 7648
Further dates and details to be announced. Keep an eye on the website for up to date information.
Please note that Diana Vickers, Ben Freeman, Paul Cattermole and Kristian Lavercombe will perform from 14 December 2015 through to 28 May 2016.
For online bookings and show times please visit www.atgtickets.com/rockyhorror
Ticket prices range from £12.90 – £51.90 (with additional booking fee)
Additional discounts are available for ATG Theatre Card Holders and Millennium Club Members.
Are you going to the late night picture show? If so, let me know!