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Press release Tuesday, October 16th, 2012
CASTING ANNOUNCEMENT -
STARTING DECEMBER 2012 - TICKETS ON SALE NOW!
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 is creating a new production for a year-long UK National adventure starting at Brighton's Theatre Royal on 20 December 2012.
West End star Oliver Thornton, who has appeared in Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Phantom Of the Opera, Les Miserables, Chicago and Starlight Express, will follow in the footsteps of Tim Curry when he stars as the lead character of Frank 'n' Furter in this anniversary tour which runs from December 2012 to November 2013. Double-platinum selling artist, Rhydian, who shot to fame on X Factor before starring in We Will Rock You and Grease will star as Rocky. Former Emmerdale and Waterloo Road actress Roxanne Pallett will star as Janet and Ben Forster, who won the ITV1 series Superstar and then went on to play the lead in Jesus Christ Superstar will star as Brad.
This musical extravaganza will feature all of its famous musical classics including "Science Fiction/Double Feature", "Dammit Janet" and,of course, the timeless floor-filler, "The Time-Warp".
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 Showis a guaranteed party, which famously combines science-fiction, horror, comedy and music and encourages audience participation meaning, of course, getting dressedin 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.Itwas 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.
Ben Forster - performing until 23 February 2013
Rhydian - performing until 30 March 2013
Roxanne Pallett - performing until 11 May 2013
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