NEW 40th ANNIVERSARY PRODUCTION
OF THE LEGENDARY MUSICAL EXTRAVAGANZA
BREAKS BOX OFFICE RECORDS IN THE UK
BEFORE OPENING IN AUSTRALIA In 2014
The world-wide phenomenon of Richard O’Brien’s The Rocky Horror Show has yet again proved to be an on-going success with the 40th Anniversary UK Tour playing to packed theatres across the country during 2013 and smashing box office records, while being seen by over 300,000 people – making it the most successful Rocky Horror Show tour ever.
The 40th Anniversary Tour continues in the UK for another seven weeks until the final performance in Wolverhampton on 2nd November. The production will then go on to tour across Australia, visiting Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide and Melbourne during 2014. Tickets for the Australian dates recently went on sale and demand so far has been huge, with over 52,000 tickets being sold in just two weeks, proving yet again that The Rocky Horror Show has unending appeal with fans across the globe. The Australian production will star Neighbours actor and singer, Craig McLachlan as Dr. Frank ‘n’ Furter.
Since its first appearance at the Royal Court Theatre in June 1973, Richard O’Brien’s The Rocky Horror Show has become the world’s favourite Rock N’ Roll musical. It has been performed worldwide for nearly 40 years in over 30 countries in every continent and has been translated into more than 20 languages. To celebrate the 40th anniversary, Christopher Luscombe created a new production for the year-long UK tour.
Millions of people all over the world have seen this musical extravaganza on stage, which features all of its famous musical classics including “Science Fiction/Double Feature”, “Dammit Janet”, “Sweet Transvestite”, “I Can Make You A Man” and of course, the timeless floor-filler, “The Time-Warp”. As well as the UK tour, the show is currently playing in Mexico, Finland, South Africa, Thailand and Israel, with Australia, Portugal, Peru, Poland, Brazil, Greece, Argentina and Panama all planned for the next two years. The show recently ran in Singapore, South Korea, New Zealand, Bulgaria, Japan, Poland and the USA. In 2010, the music of Rocky Horror was showcased in the smash hit TV show Glee, seen by over 20 million people worldwide.
Dani Harmer, Strictly Come Dancing 2012 finalist and star of Tracy Beaker currently appears as Janet in the UK production of The Rocky Horror Show, alongside winner of ITV1’s Superstar and star of the global tour Jesus Christ Superstar, Ben Forster, who plays Brad. West End actor Oliver Thornton, who has appeared in Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables and Chicago, stars in the lead role of Frank ‘n’ Furter, while Philip Franks, from The Darling Buds of May and Heartbeat, plays the Narrator.
The Rocky Horror Show tells the story of Brad and his fiancée Janet, two squeaky clean college kids who meet Dr Frank ’n’ Furter by chance when their car breaks down outside his house, whilst on their way to visit their former college professor. It is an adventure they’ll never forget, with fun, frolics, frocks, and frivolity, bursting with timeless songs and outrageous outfits. Directed by Christopher Luscombe, The Rocky Horror Show is a guaranteed party, which famously combines science-fiction, horror, comedy and music and encourages audience participation meaning, of course, getting dressed in your most outrageous fancy dress.
The Rocky Horror Show was first performed on 19 June 1973 at the Royal Court Theatre. It was an immediate success, transferring to three London theatres. It was transformed into a film in 1974 called ‘The Rocky Horror Picture Show’. This film adaptation took over $135 million at the Box Office and is still shown in cinemas around the world 38 years after its premiere, making it the longest running theatrical release in film history. Many stars, including Russell Crowe, Tim Curry, Jerry Springer and Meatloaf have appeared in The Rocky Horror Show over the past 40 years. Ready to thrill you with fun and naughty moments, Richard O’Brien’s Rocky Horror Show is the boldest bash of them all. Be warned, this show has rude parts!
Produced by Howard Panter for The Ambassador Theatre Group
Tickets for The Rocky Horror Show 40th Anniversary Production are on sale now
16 September – 21 September 2013Bradford: Alhambra 01274 432 000
23 September – 28 September 2013Nottingham: Theatre Royal 0115 989 5555
30 September – 05 October 2013Hull: New Theatre 01482 300 300
07 October – 12 October 2013Leicester: Curve Theatre 0116 242 3595
14 October – 19 October 2013Bournemouth: Pavilion Theatre 0844 576 3000
21 October – 26 October 2013Dunfermline: Alhambra Theatre 01383 740384
28 October – 2 November 2013Wolverhampton: Grand Theatre 01902 429212
Dr Frank ‘n’ Furter: Oliver Thornton
Janet: Dani Harmer
Brad: Ben Forster
Rocky: Henry Davis
Narrator: Philip Franks
For online bookings for the final UK tour dates, please visit www.atgtickets.com/rockyhorror
Ticket prices range from £10.00 – £40.50 and additional discounts are available for ATG Theatre Card Holders and Millennium Club Members.