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The Rocky Horror Show – King’s Theatre, Glasgow

Book, Music and Lyrics: Richard O’Brien Director: Christopher Luscombe Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys There are few other shows so beloved or so enduring as the Rocky Horror Show. It’s a summer Monday evening and the theatre is packed from floor to rafters with fans clad in their best Columbia, Magenta, Rocky, Brad, Janet and even a few Frank N. Furter costumes for the ...

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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 – Orchard Theatre, Dartford

Book/Lyrics/Music: Richard O’Brien Director: Christopher Luscombe Choreographer: Nathan M Wright Reviewer:Dan English Despite debuting in 1973, Richard O’Brien’s Rocky Horror Show shows no sign of being caught in a Time Warp as it makes its stop at Dartford’s Orchard Theatre. Christopher Luscombe’s production sees innocent All-American couple Janet (Lauren Ingram) and Brad (Richard Meek) find themselves enter the debauched world ...

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Rocky Horror Show – The Waterside Theatre, Aylesbury

Rocky Horror Show - Diana Vickers (Janet) and Liam Tamne (Frank-N-Furter) in Bed

Book, Lyrics and Music: Richard O’Brien Director: Christopher Luscombe Reviewer: Scott Matthewman Of all the musicals on tour at the moment, The Rocky Horror Show is the one that needs no introduction. Richard O’Brien’s sexually charged tribute to 1950s B-movie sensibility, infused with liberal applications of gender-challenging glam rock, is one of the rare items of popular culture that happily ...

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Rocky Horror Show – Mayflower, Southampton

Rocky Horror Show - Diana Vickers (Janet) and Liam Tamne (Frank-N-Furter) in Bed

Writer: Richard O’Brien Director: Christopher Luscombe Reviewer: David Jobson   What can you say about the Rocky Horror Show that has not already been said? Richard O’Brien’s show has lasted 43 years and was voted the best show to originate from the Royal Court Theatre. To say to its fans that this musical is beyond silly and lacking any substance ...

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Shock Treatment – King’s Head Theatre, London

Writer: Jim Sharman Adaptor: Tom Crowley Lyricist: Richard O’Brien Composer: Richard Hartley Reviewer: Tom Finch   Producing a sequel to The Rocky Horror Show, arguably the most celebrated cult musical, is no mean feat and to invite criticism which doesn’t simply compare it to the original is a challenge. The billing for the world premiere ofShock Treatmentdoes not help matters ...

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NEWS: Rocky Horror Ventures Down Under

It may be 40 years old but Richard O’Brien’s The Rocky Horror Show has been playing to packed houses across the country as part of its 40th Anniversary Tour. Seen by over 300,000 people, this has been the most successful Rocky Horror Show tour ever. Following the final tour performance in Wolverhampton on 2nd November the show will jet off ...

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