In celebration of The Rocky Horror Picture Show’s 40th anniversary, audiences across the UK can relive Richard O’Brien’s sinfully twisted salute to horror, sci-fi, b-movies and rock music. The screening of the iconic film will be preceded by a live audience Q&A with the show’s stars Patricia Quinn and Nell Campbell, with video link to Tim Curry. Filmed live at the Royal Albert Hall’s red carpet gala screening on Tuesday 27 October, the pop culture phenomenon will be shown in cinemas across the UK on Wednesday 25 November at 7.30pm.
Director and co-scriptwriter Jim Sharman’s cinematic classic follows newlyweds Janet (Susan Sarandon) and Brad (Barry Bostwick) as they find themselves with a flat tire, on a darkened street, in the rain. When Dr. Frank-N-Furter (Tim Curry), a self-proclaimed “sweet transvestite from Transsexual, Transylvania” offers the pair shelter in his sinister mansion, they discover a host of wild eccentrics in residence including a rocking biker (Meat Loaf), unsettling butler, Riff Raff (Richard O’Brien), and his outlandish sister, Magenta (‘the other set of Jaws’ Patricia Quinn).
Through spectacular dances and a blistering soundtrack including unforgettable hits such as Touch-a, Touch-a, Touch-a, Touch Me, Damn It, Janet, and of course, dance floor-filler The Time Warp, crazed creator Frank-N-Furter reveals his latest creation – Rocky – and Brad and Janet find life will never be the same again …
Based on Richard O’ Brien’s West End and Stateside hit stage musical, upon its 1975 cinema release, The Rocky Horror Picture Show quickly established itself as the most popular cult film of all time and remains the longest running cinematic release in film history. The ultimate ‘midnight-movie’, the film has been translated into over 20 languages and is renowned the world over for its incredible audience participation, with its legion of fans making the film an ever immersive experience by attending screenings in outlandish costumes and shouting out hundreds of talk-back lines.
So for one night only, fasten your garter belt, rip those fishnets and Don’t Dream It, Be It.