Richard O’Brien’s Rocky Horror Show is set to return to UK theatre stages in 2021.
The musical, which first opened at the Royal Court’s Theatre Upstairs, London in June 1973, has become the world’s favourite Rock ‘N’ Roll musical, performed worldwide for over 45 years in more than 30 countries and translated into 20 languages. A new production is returning by public demand and will tour the UK from March to October 2021.
Tickets are on sale now and casting will be announced soon.
A great show to celebrate the reopening of theatres after the doom and gloom of recent times, Richard O’Brien’s Rocky Horror Show is directed by Christopher Luscombe and features famous musical numbers which have made The Rocky Horror Show a huge hit over four decades, including Sweet Transvestite, Science Fiction/Double Feature, Dammit Janet and the timeless floor-filler, The Time-Warp.
Rocky Horror Show creator, Richard O’Brien, said: “I am as thrilled, as the parent of an irrepressible child must be when they see their offspring skipping and dancing with abandon regardless of the when, where or why of the reason for doing so, to tell you that The Rocky Horror Show will be allowed out to play again in 2021. We ALL need a bit of cheering up lately so, please, break out the fishnets and join us for the fun.”
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 favourite college professor. It’s an adventure they’ll never forget, with fun, frolics, frocks and frivolity, bursting with timeless songs and outrageous outfits. The Rocky Horror Show is a guaranteed party, which famously combines science-fiction, horror, comedy and music while encouraging audience participation – meaning, of course, getting dressed-up in the most outrageous fancy dress.