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The Rocky Horror Show – New Theatre, Cardiff

Writer: Richard O’Brien Director: Christopher Luscombe Reviewer: Chris Williams [Rating:4.5] The Rocky Horror Show has been going for 40 years this year, and its pull to loyal fans shows no sign of wavering. Playing to a packed out theatre yet again; some dressed in fishnets and basques, others in their regular Monday night clothes. The Rocky Horror Show sees newly ...

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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 – Theatre Royal, Norwich

Writer: Richard O’ Brien Director: Christopher Luscobe Reviewer: Lu Greer [rating: 4.0] Celebrating their 40th year anniversary, The Rocky Horror Show returns to the Norwich Theatre Royal in all of its fishnet, feather boa and transvestite glory. Now firmly cemented in its place as a cult classic, the story of Brad and Janet becoming trapped in Frank-N-Furter’s castle for a ...

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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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Rocky Horror Show – Richmond Theatre, London

Music, lyrics and book: Richard O’Brien Director: Christopher Luscombe Reviewer: Jonathan Baz [rating:4] It says much for a tour celebrating a show's 40th anniversary that it can arrive in town as fresh as a daisy (albeit a very familiar daisy) and pull off a grand evening’s entertainment. So it is with Richard O’Brien’s Rocky Horror Show that commences a week’s ...

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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 – 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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