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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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The Rocky Horror Show – The Opera House, Manchester

Writer: Richard O’Brien Director: Christopher Luscombe Reviewer: Clare Boswell [Rating:4] Having reached the ripe old age of 31 and not yet experienced Richard O’Brien’s Rocky Horror Show Live, when best to remedy this than at the 40th Anniversary tour? Being a huge fan of the cult 1975 film version, this production had a lot to live up to, and Christopher ...

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The Rocky Horror Show – Edinburgh Playhouse, Edinburgh

Book: Richard O’Brien Director: Christopher Luscombe Reviewer: Francesca Parker [rating:4.5] The world’s favourite Rock’n’Roll musical, The Rocky Horror Show, has been gracing the worlds stage for the past 40years. Luckily enough Richard O’Brien’s thrill-a-minute show with a star studded cast including; Oliver Thornton(Priscilla, Queen Of The Desert),Rhydian(X Factor/We Will Rock You) and Roxanne Pallett(Emmerdale) has come to Edinburgh. Brad and ...

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The Rocky Horror Show – Empire Theatre, Liverpool

Book: Richard O’Brien Original Music Arrangements: Richard Hartley Director: Christopher Luscombe Musical Director: Tony Castro Reviewer: Jamie Gaskin [rating:4.5] When a show has been bubbling about in the consciousness for about 40 years it can get stuck in a sort of … well, Timewarp. But then that’s where Richard O’Brien’s Rocky Horror Show belongs. It’s like an old family friend ...

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The Rocky Horror Show – New Wimbledon Theatre, London

Writer: Richard O’Brien Director: Christopher Luscombe Reviewer: Edie R [rating:4] 2013 is the ruby anniversary of the year Richard O’Brien’s Rocky Horror Show first spurted onto the stage of the Royal Court Theatre in London. And the fans of the spoof-B-movie-musical-alien-sex-romp, who packed out the New Wimbledon Theatre for its fortieth birthday revival by Christopher Luscombe, know that it’s at ...

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The Rocky Horror Show – The Bristol Hippodrome

Writer: Richard O’Brien Director: Christopher Luscombe Reviewer: Michelle Grady [rating:5] On an evening out at the theatre, it is rare that the spectacle should begin in the foyer, before you’ve even taken your seat – yet this is an expected occurrence at a showing of The Rocky Horror Show, Richard O’Brien’s sci-fi romp that this year celebrates its 40th anniversary. ...

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Blue/Orange – Opera House, Manchester

Writer: Joe Penhall Director: Christopher Luscombe Reviewer: Tracey Lowe [rating:4] Mental illness seems to be a bit of a theme in some of Joe Penhall’s work. His first play, ‘Some Voices’ focuses on a young man trying to adapt back into society after a spell in a psychiatric hospital, and one of his latest plays, ‘Haunted Child’, includes an absent ...

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