We’re almost done with this massive project to identify the Top 100 Greatest Musicals as judged by our readers and musical theatre fans around the world. In this latest instalment Alan Menken, Rodgers and Hammerstein, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Kander and Ebb all make repeat appearances. Don’t forget to let us know your thoughts on the results. 40. Little Shop Of Horrors Long before Alan Menken became Mr Disney, he and writer Howard Ashman wrote an Off-Broadway musical that over the years has become one of the world’s favourites. Little Shop Of Horrors was based on the 1960 low budget black comedy that starred a young Jack Nicholson. Premiering Off Off Broadway, then moving to Off Broadway, the show ran for five years before moving to London and Sydney amongst other locations. Frank Oz of The Muppets fame made a great movie adaptation of the film bowing to studio pressure … 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.
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