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The Rocky Horror Show – Orchard Theatre, Dartford

Writer: Richard O’Brien Director: Christopher Luscombe Reviewer: Dan English It’s at the moment when the audience all rises to do the Time Warp that you realise that this production continues to pull long after its first run, as The Rocky Horror Show reaches Dartford as part of its UK tour. Newly engaged, and fantastically naive, Brad and Janet stumble across ...

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Rocky Horror Show – Storyhouse, Chester

Writer: Richard O’Brien Director: Christopher Luscombe Reviewer: John Roberts Religious protestors tried in vain to put a dampener on proceedings as The Rocky Horror Show opened tonight at Chester’s Storyhouse theatre, while the mood outside may have been a little fraught, inside it was sexy and electric. Richard O’Brien’s cult musical continues touring the UK pulling in old fans and ...

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The Rocky Horror Show – Leeds Grand Theatre, Leeds

Writer (Book, Music and Lyrics): Richard O’Brien Director: Christopher Luscombe Reviewer: Ruth Jepson There’s a light, over at the Leeds Grand Theatre place, and it’s a spotlight on the original drag comedy musical extravaganza The Rocky Horror Show. Now in its 46th year surely there isn’t a person on planet Earth who hasn’t yet thrown on a pair of fishnets, ...

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The Rocky Horror Show – Milton Keynes Theatre

Book, Music and Lyrics: Richard O’Brien Director: Christopher Luscombe Reviewer: Natasha Hegarty For 46 years, cult musical, The Rocky Horror Show has been delighting and shocking audiences all over the world. Time Warp-ing into Milton Keynes, clad in stockings, suspenders and leather, Christopher Luscombe’s show is as fantastic as ever. He takes Richard O’ Brien’s story, a homage to sci-fi B-movies, and puts ...

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Rocky Horror Show – Manchester Opera House

Writer: Richard O’ Brien Director: Christopher Luscombe Reviewer: Matt Forrest The Time Warp has been a firm favourite at social clubs, school discos, and family gatherings for an age. Regardless if it’s the original and to a lesser extent the 1987 cover version by Damian: it is always guaranteed to pack out any dance floor and get people out of their ...

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Nell Gwynn – King’s Theatre, Edinburgh

cast nell gwynne king;s theatre edinburgh

Writer: Jessica Swale Director: Christopher Luscombe Reviewer: Dominic Corr Celebrity is hardly a new concept. Only a few centuries ago, one of England’s first actresses would help shape the very pop culture we all hate to adore. Nell Gwynn; orange merchant, turned actress, turned mistress to the King, was more than her titles. She was a living, breathing woman who ...

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Nell Gwynn – The Lowry, Salford

Laura Pitt-Pulford as Nell Gwynn

Writer: Jessica Swale Director: Christopher Luscombe Reviewer: Lizz Clark Saucy, witty and beautiful: Nell Gwynn must have been quite a woman to rise to fame from the level of a humble orange-seller and bewitch the heart of King Charles II. Jessica Swale’s warm-hearted comic play follows Nell from the moment she is ‘spotted’ and begins to act, through her affair ...

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Rocky Horror Show – New Theatre, Cardiff

Liam Tamne as Franknfurter. Image by Sean Webb

Writer: Richard O’Brien Director: Christopher Luscombe Reviewer: Chris Williams “Back by popular demand” it says on the posters, Rocky Horror Show returns to Cardiff’s New Theatre just months after stopping there in February this year, and if the rainy Monday audience is anything to go by “popular demand” is an understatement. Going strong for over 40 years and showing no signs ...

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