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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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Rocky Horror Show – Theatre Royal, Bath

Liam Tamne as Franknfurter. Image by Sean Webb

Writer: Richard O’Brien Director: Christopher Luscombe Reviewer: Jess Rowe Forty-three years on from its debut performance at London’s Royal Court Theatre, The Rocky Horror Show continues to be a timeless theatrical experience for any theatre-goer. As well as recently receiving a FOX remake to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the motion picture cult classic, it is now on its 11th UK Tour ...

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Rocky Horror Show – The Grand, Leeds

Liam Tamne as Franknfurter. Image by Sean Webb

Writer: Richard O’Brien Director: Christopher Luscombe Reviewer: Dawn Smallwood Over 43 years ago Richard O’Brien’s Rocky Horror Show opened at the Royal Court Theatre in London.  No one then envisaged the musical would become such a hit, with frequent return visits to packed audiences around the world.  The Leeds Grand is no different. This is an experience not to be ...

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The Rocky Horror Show – Milton Keynes Theatre

Writer: Richard O’Brien Music and Lyrics: Richard O’Brian and Richard Hartley Director: Christopher Luscombe Reviewer:Natasha Hegarty “Dirty, sexy and absolutely stunning” The Rocky Horror Show needs no introduction – sex, suspenders and a storyline that is completely ridiculous, but this current touring version is utterly stunning in more ways than one. The longevity of this show means things could end ...

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The Stripper – St James Studio, London

Book: Carter Brown Music: Richard Hartley Lyrics: Richard O’Brien Director: Benji Sperring Reviewer: Stephen Bates “I’m interested in her deeply on a superficial level” a lascivious cop confides to the audience on first sight of Dolores, the voluptuous stripper of the title. The line places us instantly in the world of film noir and it is a pity that there ...

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The Rocky Horror Show – Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield

Writer: Richard O'Brien Music and Lyrics: Richard O'Brian and Richard Hartley Director: Christopher Luscombe Reviewer: Ruth Jepson Give yourself over, to absolute pleasure! The Rocky Horror Show. Now well into its forties and showing no signs of slowing down for a second. By now, there can't be anything new to say about this cult classic rock and roll monster, but ...

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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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