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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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Aladdin – Birmingham Hippodrome

Choreographer: David Bintley Composer: Carl Davis Reviewer: John Kennedy Ennui-induced moments of desperate TV multi-channel surfing can hardly avoid a repeat somewhere of the groundbreaking 1981 World At War documentary series, or that career-defining scene in Pride & Prejudice where Colin Firth’s Darcy plunges with svelte-pelt otter eroticism in to that balm-bathing ornamental pond. Carl Davis’ compositions, indeed, are ever to the fore. Tonight, ...

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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 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 – 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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