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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 – 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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The Rocky Horror Show – Theatre Royal, Brighton

Writer: Richard O'Brien Director: Christopher Luscombe Reviewer: Tom Finch [Rating:4] I would like to, if I may, tell you about The Rocky Horror Show. What can you say about Rocky Horror? From humble beginnings in a studio in London in the 1970s to arguably the world’s biggest cult hit this is a show that is defined by its fans. In ...

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A Marvellous Year for Plums, Chichester Festival Theatre, Chichester

Author: Hugh Whitemore Director: Philip Franks Reviewer: Bill Avenell [rating:5] Quite simply it was splendid from start to finish. Not a weak link anywhere, cast, direction, music, lights, the works, outstanding. A drama about the 1956 ‘Suez Crisis’ is perhaps not for everyone at first sight and the journey to Chichester was undertaken with a certain amount of trepidation last ...

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