The Rocky Horror Show extends at the Playhouse
Richard O'Brien's hit cult musical The Rocky Horror Show has extended its limited run at the Playhouse Theatre by an additional week, and will now run from 11 to 26 September 2015, ahead of a UK tour.
The production was previously running for just one week, with a Gala Night performance on Thursday 17 September which will be broadcast live to cinemas around the world in aid of Amnesty International.
Richard O'Brien stars as 'The Narrator', alongside David Bedella (Frank N Furter), Ben Forster (Brad), Haley Flaherty (Janet) and Kristian Lavercome (Riff Raff). All performers have previously played those roles in other productions of the hit show.
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.
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 musical was adapted into 'The Rocky Horror Picture Show' in 1975 which starred Meat Loaf, Tim Curry and Susan Sarandon.