The Rocky Horror Show UK Tour 2019 – Casting Update

The Rocky Horror Show UK Tour is currently touring the UK. Get ready to do the Time Warp and Book Now!

Rocky Horror Show UK Tour
With book, music and lyrics by Richard O’Brien, The Rocky Horror Show UK Tour has been an audience favourite since it first premiered at the Royal Court Theatre on 19 June 1973.

The Rocky Horror Show UK Tour tells the story of Brad and his fiancée Janet, two squeaky clean college kids who meet Dr Frank’n’Furter by chance when their car breaks down outside his house whilst on their way to visit their former college professor. It is an adventure they’ll never forget, with frothy fun, frivolity, frolics and of course, those famous frocks.

Strictly star Joanne Clifton, who has been delighting audiences and receiving rave reviews as Janet, will continue to don her corset and fishnets as she extends her role in the musical extravaganza for a further six months until the end of the 2019 tour.  Joanne said: “I absolutely love playing Janet, so I’m delighted to continue with the show throughout the year”.

Rocky Horror Show UK Tour
Joanne Clifton, Duncan James, Ben Adams. Photo: Richard Davenport

Blue star Duncan James has excited theatre fans playing the character of Frank n Furter, slipping into a corset and heels with ease. Already wowing Rocky Horror audiences up and down the country, critics agree that Duncan “makes for an awe-inspiring Frank n Furter” (Liverpool Echo) and “adds a new dimension to the character” (Wirral Globe). Bringing just the right amount of cheeky, sensual energy to the stage Duncan continues to thrill.  Catch him in Birmingham, Bristol, Blackpool, Dublin, Newcastle, Glasgow, Leeds, Nottingham, Hull and Edinburgh.  Duncan said: “I’m just loving every minute.  Frank is such an iconic role; it’s an honour to play him.”

In Manchester and Liverpool, Coronation Street legend Beverley Callard performed to sell-out crowds as the first female Narrator.  Beverley said: “When the producers asked me to play the Narrator, I couldn’t believe it.  I just thought, I can’t say no. I’ve been Time Warping for years!”

Comedian Dom Joly, TV presenter Alison Hammond, comedian Steve Punt and actor Philip Franks continue to share the role of The Narrator in the UK tour. The four stars will take to the stage to perform the iconic role at various moments throughout 2019. Kristian Lavercombe will also surprise audiences as he steps into the Narrator’s shoes for two special performances on 24 June at the Winter Gardens, Blackpool and 22 August at the Leeds Grand Theatre.

Rocky Horror Show UK Tour tickets
The cast of The Rocky Horror Show UK Tour. Photo: Richard Davenport

From 27 May, James Darch will join the cast to play Brad.  James, an accomplished actor with an impressive CV, is currently starring as Pat Casey in Maggie May at The Finborough Theatre. Other credits include An Officer and a Gentleman (UK tour), Wicked (Apollo Victoria), and Mamma Mia (Novello Theatre).  James said: “I am absolutely thrilled to be joining the cast of The Rocky Horror Show. It’s mad – there is no denying that.  But, as the devoted audiences prove, it’s a story that’s got heart and relevance through every generation. Its infectious energy is still standing the test of time and coming out on top. I can’t wait to put my own small stamp on such a well known and loved character as Brad – bring on the madness!”

The legendary musical extravaganza also stars West End star Stephen Webb as Frank and Kristian Lavercombe, who reprises his role as Riff Raff following more than 1500 performances around the world. Directed by Christopher Luscombe, the smash hit show features all of the famous musical numbers which have made The Rocky Horror Show such a huge hit for over four decades, including “Sweet Transvestite”, “Science Fiction/Double Feature”, “Dammit Janet” and, of course, the timeless floor-filler, “The Time-Warp”.

Other cast include Columbia – Miracle Chance, Eddie/Dr Scott – Ross Chisari, Rocky – Callum Evans, Magenta/Usherette – Laura Harrison, Phantoms – Reece Budin, Shelby Farmer, Katie Monks, Jake Small, Swing & Resident Choreographer – Andrew Ahern, Swing & Dance Captain – Maddie Hope Coelho.

The Rocky Horror Show UK tour will be directed by Christopher Luscombe, designed by Hugh Durrant, costume designs by Sue Blane, choreography by Nathan M Wright, lighting by Nick Richings and sound design by Gareth Owen.

The Rocky Horror Show UK Tour Tickets are now available.

Please note, this show contains scenes of an adult nature.


This tour has now concluded




Thursday 17 December 2015 – Saturday 2nd January 2016
Theatre Royal, Brighton

Tuesday 5th January – Saturday 16th January 2016
Opera House Manchester

Monday 25th – Saturday 30th January 2016
New Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham

Monday 1st February – Saturday 6 February 2016
Liverpool Empire

Monday 15th February – Sat

Monday 28 March – Saturday 2 April 2016
Edinburgh Playhouse

Monday 11 – Saturday 16 April 2016
Grand Opera House, York

Monday 18 – Saturday 23 April 2016
Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Monday 2 – Saturday 7 May 2016
Richmond Theatre

Monday 23 – Saturday 28 May 2016
Regent Theatre, Stoke

Monday 27 June – Saturday 2 July 2016
New Victoria Theatre, Woking

Monday 18 – Saturday 23 July 2016
Bristol Hippodrome

Monday 25 – Saturday 30 July 2016
Milton Keynes Theatre

Monday 8th -Saturday 13th August 2016
King’s Theatre, Glasgow

Monday 10 October – Saturday 15 October 2016
New Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham

Monday 17 – Saturday 22 October 2016
Liverpool Empire

Tuesday 13 – Saturday 31 December 2016
New Theatre Oxford

14 December 2018 – 5 January 2019
Theatre Royal Brighton

9 -26 January 2019
Opera House Manchester

28 January – 2 February 2019
Sunderland Empire

4 – 9 February 2019
Milton Keynes Theatre

11 – 16 February 2019
New Wimbledon Theatr

18 – 23 February 2019
Sheffield Lyceum

25 February – 2 March 2019
Princess Theatre Torquay

4 – 9 March 2019
New Victoria Theatre, Woking

18 – 23 March 2019
Grand Opera House Belfast

25 – 30 March 2019
New Oxford Theatre

8 – 13 April 2019
Mayflower Theatre Southampton

15 – 20 April 2019
Churchill Theatre Bromley

29 April – 4 May 2019
Liverpool Empire

13 – 25 May 2019
New Alexandra Theatre Birmingham

27 May – 1 June 2019
Eastbourne Congress Theatr

3 – 8 June 2019
Regent Theatre Stoke On Trent

10 – 15 June 2019
Grand Opera House, York

17 – 22 June 2019
Bristol Hippodrome

24 – 29 June 2019
Winter Gardens Blackpool

24 – 29 June 2019
Bord Gais Energy Theatre, London

15 – 20 July 2019
Cambridge Arts Theatre

22 – 27 July 2019
Malvern Theatre

29 July – 3 August 2019
Southend Cliffs Pavillion

5 – 10 August 2019
Theatre Royal Newcastle

12 – 17 August 2019
King’s Theatre Glasgow

19 – 24 August 2019
Leeds Grand Theatre

28 August – 1 September 2019
Royal Concert Hall Nottingham

9 – 14 September 2019
Wycombe Swan

16 – 21 September 2019
Chester Storyhouse

23 – 28 September 2019
Orchard Theatre Dartford

30 September – 5 October 2019
Hull New Theatre

7 – 12 October 2019
Plymouth Theatre Royal

14 – 19 October 2019
Wolverhampton Grand

21 – 26 October 2019
Bournemouth Pavillion Theatre

28 October – 2 November 2019
Edinburgh Playhouse

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