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The Rocky Horror Show at the Playhouse Theatre
Richard O'Brien's hit cult musical The Rocky Horror Show will have a limited run at the Playhouse Theatre this September from 11 to 19 September ahead of a UK tour.
The musical, which began life at the Royal Court's Upstairs Theatre, has since been seen on six continents and multiple West End and Broadway productions. Featuring music, lyrics and book by comedian Richard O'Brien, the show has toured the UK eight times since the original production in 1973.
Richard O'Brien will star in the limited West End run in the role of 'The Narrator. He will be joined for the UK tour by X-Factor star Diana Vickers as 'Janet' and Emmerdale's Ben Freeman as 'Brad'. Paul Cattermole formally of the 90s pop band 'S Club 7' will star as Eddie/Dr Scott, alongside Kristian Lavercombe who returns to the role of 'Riff-Raff', although they are yet to be confirmed for the West End run.
The Rocky Horror Show is a humorous tribute to the science fiction and horror B movies of the late 1940s through to the early 1970s. It follows squares Brad and Janet as they spend a night in a mysterious castle, surrounded by colourful characters and Dr. Frank N. Furter. As their loyalties and morals are brought into question, they discover the 'sweet transvestite's' latest toy - a man made hunk, 'Rocky'.
Featuring a eclectic score of hits such as "The Time Warp", "Dammit Janet" and "Sweet Transvestite", this is a chance to see the wildest party return to the West End for a strictly limited period.
The production will be screened live to cinemas around the UK on 17 December, in a collaboration with Amnesty International.
The musical was adapted into 'The Rocky Horror Picture Show' in 1975 which starred Meat Loaf, Tim Curry and Susan Sarandon.