The Rocky Horror Show

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Opened 23 June 2003, Closed 5 July 2003 at the Queen's Theatre (now Sondheim Theatre)
Previewed 3 July 2006, Opened 6 July 2006, Closed 22 July 2006 at the Playhouse Theatre
Previewed 21 December 2006, Opened 4 January 2007, Closed 27 January 2007 at the Harold Pinter Theatre

A brand new production of Richard O'Brien's cult musical The Rocky Horror Show comes into London's West End as part of a major tour of the UK in 2007.

Follow squeaky clean sweethearts Brad and Janet on an adventure they'll never forget, with the scandalous Frank'n'Furter, rippling Rocky and vivacious Magenta. A night of fun, frolics and frivolity. On a stormy New Jersey night in the 1950s, Brad Majors ans his new fiancee Janet Weiss set out in their car to drive to the home of their old Science Tutor, Dr Evrett Scott, when they are thoroughly lost and it is teeming with rain they have a blow out and there is nothing to do but walk wetly back to the Gothic-looking castle they passed a few miles back... Once there they are greeted by a seedy-looking hunchbacked butler called Riff Raff who invites them in, and oh! fatal decision, they enter...

Bursting at the seams with timeless classics, including Sweet Transvestite, Damn It Janet and of course the pelvic-thrusting Time Warp, Richard O'Brien's The Rocky Horror Show just can't stop partying! This production was previously seen in London's West End at The Playhouse Theatre for a three week season from 4 July 2006 to 22 July 2006. This production of The Rocky Horror Show in London at the Harold Pinter Theatre features David Bedella as 'Frank'n'Furter' and Suzanne Shaw as 'Janet'. With Special Guest Narrators Brian Capron from 21 December to 6 January, Steve Pemberton from 8 to 20 January and Danny Baker from 22 to 27 January.. Directed by Christopher Luscombe with choreography by Jenny Arnold, designs by Janet Bird, costiumes by Sue Blane, lighting by Nick Richings and sound by Rick Clarke.

"Watching this cheap and cheerful revival, mature fans will surely experience their own personal time warp, as the show's outrageousness - sexual liberation via camp rock - is as likably quint now as its good-humoured, uncynical enthusiasm... In the iconic central role, David Bedella struts through the debris left by his seductions, looking like a crazed Edwina Currie." The Sunday Times

"The Rocky Horror Show celebrated its 30th birthday at the Queen's Theatre... The show is now a shrine for cult members. As one of few who had not undressed for it, I resembled frumpy Janet, who loses her innocence to the pelvic-thrusting Frank N Furter. None of the congregation is a Rocky virgin so a new source of sauce comes from their word-perfect familiarity with the original and their desire to shout out an alternative to the line we expect. The problem is that this puts the onus on Frank to be both a character and our host. Alas, Jonathan Wilkes manages neither. His unsexy Frank can do the stripping, but none of the teasing. He's a tame pantomime dame... As something new this Rocky Horror Show is a missed opportunity, but as a tribute show it's absolute pleasure." The Mail on Sunday

Rocky Horror Show in London at the Queen's Theatre opened 23 June 2003 and closed on 5 July 2003, at the Playhouse Theatre previewed from 3 July 2006, opened on 6 July 2006 and closed on 22 July 2006, returned to the Harold Pinter Theatre previewed from 21 December 2006, opened on 4 January 2007 and closed on 27 January 2007.