Casting has been announced for new musical The Stripper which will be presented at the St James Theatre Studio from 7 July to 13 August 2016. Based on the pulp fiction story by Carter Brown, with music and lyrics by The Rocky Horror Show creators Richard Hartley and Richard O’Brien. The year is 1961, the place is Pine City, California, and some broad is threatening to throw herself off the top of the fanciest hotel in town. There’s trouble brewing and Lieutenant Al Wheeler wants answers. First stop, Club Extravaganza where we meet delectable Deadpan Dolores. Her name says it all… she’s not shy, so what’s she hiding? As Wheeler is thrust into a sleazy underworld of strip-joints and lost lonely hearts, the truth isn’t the only thing he uncovers. The cast will include Hannah Grover (Annabelle/ Sherry Mendez/ Sarah Arkwright), Gloria Onitiri (Deadpan Dolores/ Patty Keller), Marc Pickering (Doc … Read more
Producers of the The Rocky Horror Show have announced that the West End season will extend by an extra week due to popular demand. An additional eight performances will go on sale to the general public this Friday 28th August. Rocky Horror Creator Richard O’Brien said “The response to The Rocky Horror Show has been outstanding; we’re delighted to be adding more dates to the run at The Playhouse. We are really looking forward to being a part of these very special shows”. It was also announced today that Anthony Head will join the special gala night charity performance on 17th September in aid of Amnesty International. Book Tickets To The Rocky Horror Show
Producers have announced that the cult musical The Rocky Horror Show will return to London’s West End in September for a strictly limited season prior to a national tour. What makes this special limited engagement even more special is that the cast will include the shows creator Richard O’Brien as the Narrator. David Bedella will join O’Brien in the role of Frank N. Furter. In addition producers have announced that the show will be broadcast live to cinemas for one night only in conjunction with Amnesty International on Thursday 17th September. Tickets for this limited season of The Rocky Horror Show go on sale at 10am on Saturday 1st August 2016. Tickets for the 2015-16 UK Tour are already on sale.
Julie Atherton can play dowdy geek character, svelte seductive siren, and camp fetish magnet (complete with vinyl Nurse’s outfit just covering her pert derrière and barely containing her heaving bosom) seamlessly, as part of the one character. Atherton’s performance encapsulates the underlying promise of the piece: Geeks and Outsiders can have sex, drugs and Rock’n’Roll too! So too do the two other magnetic, but polar opposite, performances of totally committed seductive power. Ben Kerr is hilariously straight as Brad, the quiet, slightly dull husband of Janet with the body of a Greek God and Mateo Oxley milks every comic nanosecond in his turn as the outrageously camp, one-foot-leaping-out-of-the-closet Ralph Hapschatt.
Nearly a quarter of a century after its film release, creator Richard O’Brien and composer Richard Hartley collaborate with Tarquin Productions to bring the “equal-sequel” to the incredible cult hit The Rocky Horror Picture Show to the stage. Predicting the rise of reality TV, Shock Treatment sees the return of Brad and Janet as they get sucked into a world of crazed contestants, fame-hungry presenters and money-grabbing executives both in front and behind the cameras. With a live band performing Richard Hartley’s newly revised score in the intimate confines of the King’s Head Theatre, this long awaited production goes back to Rocky Horror’s roots by letting the audience get up close and personal. Set several years after The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Brad and Janet’s marriage is failing and they return to their hometown of Denton to find it’s not the idyllic suburb they remember. Invited onto the smash-hit TV … Read more