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Rocky Horror Show – The Waterside Theatre, Aylesbury

Rocky Horror Show - Diana Vickers (Janet) and Liam Tamne (Frank-N-Furter) in Bed

Book, Lyrics and Music: Richard O'Brien Director: Christopher Luscombe Reviewer: Scott Matthewman Of all the musicals on tour at the moment, The Rocky Horror Show is the one that needs no introduction. Richard O’Brien’s sexually charged tribute to 1950s B-movie sensibility, infused with liberal applications of gender-challenging glam rock, is one of the rare items of popular culture that happily ...

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Rocky Horror Show – Mayflower, Southampton

Rocky Horror Show - Diana Vickers (Janet) and Liam Tamne (Frank-N-Furter) in Bed

Writer: Richard O’Brien Director: Christopher Luscombe Reviewer: David Jobson   What can you say about the Rocky Horror Show that has not already been said? Richard O’Brien’s show has lasted 43 years and was voted the best show to originate from the Royal Court Theatre. To say to its fans that this musical is beyond silly and lacking any substance ...

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NEWS: Chichester Festival Theatre announces 2016 season

The cast of Love's Labours Lodt

Chichester Festival Theatre has today [18 February 2016] announced an eclectic 2016 season – the last under the leadership of Jonathan Church and Alan Finch as Artistic Director and Executive Director. The Festival 2016 season welcomes the Chichester Festival debuts of directors Bertie Carvel, Christopher Luscombe, Jonathan Munby and Adrian Noble, while welcoming back Howard Davies, Jeremy Herrin, Rachel Kavanaugh ...

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The Rocky Horror Show – Liverpool Empire

Rocky Horror Show - Diana Vickers (Janet) and Liam Tamne (Frank-N-Furter) in Bed

Book/Music/Lyrics: Richard O’Brien Director: Christopher Luscombe Reviewer: John Roberts   The Rocky Horror Show isn’t known for its subtly, or its ability to stick to the strict code of conduct that theatregoers up and down the land have come to adhere too. Instead, this sexy, saucy and downright enjoyable musical takes those rules, sticks them firmly in its mouth (behave!) ...

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Rocky Horror Show – The New Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham

Richard O'Brien's Rocky Horror Show

Book, Music and Lyrics: Richard O’Brien Director: Christopher Luscombe Reviewer: James Garrington Since it was first performed in 1973, The Rocky Horror Show has been one of those shows that people either love or hate, finding it either hilariously funny or unnecessarily rude. Very much a cult musical, the show tells the story of newly engaged couple Brad and Janet, ...

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Nell Gwynn – Shakespeare’s Globe, London

Writer: Jessica Swale Director: Christopher Luscombe Reviewer: Stephen Bates   Following hot on the heels of Shakespeare in Love and Mr Foote’s Other Leg, Jessica Swale’s new play continues London theatre’s current preoccupation with itself, telling the story of the young woman who rose from the gutters to the stage and then to the bedchamber of King Charles II. In ...

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Spamalot – Milton Keynes Theatre

Book &Lyrics: Eric Idle Music: John Du Prez Director: Christopher Luscombe Reviewer: Claire Going ‘And now! At Last! Another musical completely different from some of the other musicals which aren't quite the same as this one is...’ Spamalot is the musical version of Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Mixing the Pythons’ legendary irreverent humour with the musical talents of ...

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Spamalot – King’s Theatre, Glasgow

Book: Eric Idle Music: Eric Idle &John Du Prez Director: Christopher Luscombe Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys Adapted from the 1975 movie, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Spamalot, Eric Idle's irreverent musical take on the Arthurian legend has been treading the boards since 2005 and shows no signs of losing any of its popularity. Python fans can (and do) revel at ...

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