Richard O’Brien to star in The Rocky Horror Show for 11 Performances

richard-obrien-1200Rocky Horror Company and Picturehouse Entertainment present the Ambassador Theatre Group production of The Rocky Horror Show – 11 special performances at the Playhouse Theatre, London from 11th – 19th September 2015. Starring the creator of The Rocky Horror Show, Richard O’Brien – who will perform the role of ‘The Narrator’, performing it in the UK for the first time in more than 20 years. Tickets go on sale on Friday 31st July.

On 17 September, Picturehouse Entertainment and Rocky Horror Company will join forces to broadcast a gala charity performance, in aid of Amnesty International, live from the Playhouse Theatre to cinemas across the UK and Europe, featuring a number of special celebrity guest stars. Tickets for the cinema screenings go on sale from 09.00am on Friday 31st July.

With cinemas across the UK and Europe, including Germany, Norway, Sweden, and Denmark streaming The Rocky Horror Show performance live at 6.45pm GMT, fans from around the globe will have the opportunity of being part of one of the most anticipated live events of the year. There are also plans for the gala performance to be broadcast on Television around the world in countries including America, Australia and New Zealand in autumn 2015.

The show will be directed by Christopher Luscombe and produced by Howard Panter for Ambassador Theatre Group. These special London performances precede a nationwide UK tour of The Rocky Horror Show, which opens at the Theatre Royal Brighton on 17 December 2015.

Richard O’Brien said: “Thanks to Picturehouse Entertainment, The Rocky Horror Show is coming to a cinema near you! I’m delighted to be returning to London, where Rocky started, and performing in the show after more than 20 years. It’s just fabulous that the world’s favourite rock ‘n’ roll musical will be beamed to many, many cinemas across the UK and Europe, via satellite. Everyone should prepare for a night of frolics and celebrations by joining us on the big screen!”

Sir Howard Panter said: “We are looking forward to working with Picturehouse Group for what is an extraordinary moment for The Rocky Horror Show, starting upstairs at the Royal Court Theatre 42 years ago to this autumn being beamed live to cinema and TV screens across the world, this is your chance to join in the world’s biggest Time Warp, ever.”

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