Producers Howard Panter, John Frost and Torben Brookman have announced that the world’s favourite rock and roll musical will return to Australia in a fresh new production later this year, with Craig McLachlan again donning Frank N Furter’s legendary fishnet stockings in his Helpmann Award-winning role.
Richard O’Brien’s The Rocky Horror Show will re-open the refurbished Festival Theatre at the Adelaide Festival Centre in December 2017, before playing at QPAC, Brisbane in January 2018, and the Crown Theatre, Perth in February 2018.
“To say we are thrilled to dance the Time Warp across Australia again is an understatement,” said Howard Panter on behalf of the producers. “We’re often asked when everyone’s favourite rock and roll musical is returning, so it’s wonderful that the planets have aligned to bring Craig back to his award-winning role. This is sure to be an even wilder, funnier and sexier night out than ever before!”
The Rocky Horror Show is a true classic and one of theatre’s most endearing and outrageously fun shows. It opened at London’s Royal Court Theatre on June 19, 1973, quickly developing a cult following, and was adapted into the 1975 film The Rocky Horror Picture Show, which has the longest- running release in film history. This iconic brand holds a unique place in theatre history, a show which has defied the decades and continued to grow in popularity.
Millions of people all over the world have and continue to see productions of The Rocky Horror Show and sing along to classics like Sweet Transvestite, Dammit Janet, I Can Make You A Man, Touch-a Touch-a Touch Me, Over At The Frankenstein Place and of course, The Time Warp.
So give yourself over to absolute pleasure, and do the Time Warp again. Tickets for the Adelaide season of The Rocky Horror Show go on sale on 22 September, while tickets for the Brisbane season go on sale on 6 October, and the Perth season on 20 October. For more information, visit: www.rockyhorror.com.au for details.
Image: Craig McLachlan as Frank N Furter with cast in the 2014 production of The Rocky Horror Show – photo by Jeff Busby