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Rocky Horror Show – New Theatre, Oxford

Writer: Richard O'Brien Director: Christopher Luscombe Reviewer: Mary Tapper [Rating:4] Rocky Horror Show is more than just a show, it is an experience. The evening starts as you arrive in town and walk to the venue, glimpsing people in fishnets, strange costumes and lots of eyeliner mingling with the mundane crowds of evening drinkers and commuters home. It continues as ...

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Rocky Horror Show – The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury

Music, lyrics and book: Richard O’Brien Director: Christopher Luscombe Reviewer: Nathanael Kent [rating: 3.5] One thing is for sure- Rocky Horror Show is not subtle. Some contrast to the delicately formed pieces of work which now regularly play the Royal Court Upstairs, where Richard O’Brien’s brash and bawdy cult hit premièred forty years ago. And even now, it seems to ...

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The Rocky Horror Show – Milton Keynes Theatre

Music and Lyrics: Richard O’Brien Director: Christopher Luscombe Reviewer: Maggie Constable [rating:4] Since The Rocky Horror Show was very first staged at the Royal Court Theatre in good ole 1973, it has sustained and encouraged a huge cult following, aided by the excellent film which followed in its tracks some two years later. And so here we are some 40 ...

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Rocky Horror Show – The Palace Theatre, Manchester

Writer: Richard O’Brien Music: Richard Hartley / Simon Beck Director: Christopher Luscombe Reviewer: Poppy Helm [rating: 4] With Rocky Horror, the show always begins in the foyer. Early arrival is recommended to provide enough time to admire the outfits of fellow audience members (and to give yours sufficient airing if you’ve dared to bare). Inhibitions - as well as clothes ...

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The Rocky Horror Show – Churchill Theatre, Bromley

Writer: Richard O Brien Director: Christopher Luscobe. Reviewer: Joanna Forest [Rating:4] At the Churchill Theatre this week audiences are welcoming ‘The Rocky Horror Show’ to Bromley with a sea of false eyelashes, suspenders and the sluttiest high heels!!!This is the legendary cult musical's ‘40 Year Anniversary Party’ production, and it doesn’t disappoint. Audiences do not seem to have tired of ...

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Rocky Horror Show – The Mayflower, Southampton

Writer: Richard O’Brien Director: Christopher Luscombe Reviewer: Sharon MacDonald-Armitage [Rating:4]   Southampton comes alive to the sight of neon wigs, laddered fishnets and “sweet transvestites” as The Mayflower, Southampton welcomes the myriad of freaks that were there to see Rocky Horror Show. This Richard O’Brien cult classic is now celebrating 40 years of success and the enthusiasm for this show ...

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Travels with my Aunt – Menier Chocolate Factory, London

Writer: Graham Greene, adapted by Giles Havergal Director: Christopher Luscombe Reviewer: Ian Foster [rating:2.5] There’s a strange disconnect at the heart of Travels with my Aunt which means it never really ignites the comic potential it possesses. Giles Havergal’s adaptation of Graham Greene’s 1969 novel sees four actors cover a multitude of characters and a globe-trotting range of locations in ...

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Rocky Horror Show – Grand Opera House, York

Writer: Richard O'Brian Music and Lyrics: Richard O'Brian Director: Christopher Luscombe Choreographer: Nathan M Wright Reviewer: Ruth Jepson [rating:5] What words can you use to describe The Rocky Horror Show that haven’t already been used a hundred times before? Camp, kitsch, queer, loud? All used many times, and all definitely correct! Following the performance at York Grand Opera House last ...

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