Producers Howard Panter and John Frost have confirmed that the new Australian production of Richard O’Brien’s The Rocky Horror Show will play a limited season at Melbourne’s Comedy Theatre from late April 2014.
Since tickets for The Rocky Horror Show went on sale last week in Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth, the demand has been huge. Box offices have reported unprecedented ticket sales the moment the open sign went up.
Playing the coveted role of Frank N Furter will be television and theatre star Craig McLachlan, fresh from shooting the title role in the second series of ABC TV’s top rating drama series The Doctor Blake Mysteries. Further cast members will be announced in late September.
“We are thrilled to be able to share this sexy new production of The Rocky Horror Show with Melbourne audiences,” said John Frost and Howard Panter.
“Fans in Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide are rushing to buy tickets. Audiences obviously can’t wait to do the Time Warp again with Craig McLachlan.”
The Rocky Horror Show is a true classic and one of theatre’s most endearing and outrageously fun shows. It opened at London’s Royal Court Theatre on 19 June 1973, quickly developing a cult following, and was adapted into the 1975 film The Rocky Horror Picture Show, which has the longest-running release in film history.
This iconic brand holds a unique place in theatre history, a show which has defied the decades and continued to grow in popularity.
Millions of people all over the world have and continue to see productions of The Rocky Horror Show and sung along to classics like Sweet Transvestite, Dammit Janet, I Can Make You A Man, Touch-a Touch-a Touch Me, Over At The Frankenstein Place and of course The Time Warp.
If you have voyeuristic intentions, you know what to do – buy a ticket for a night of fun, frolics and frivolity before madness takes its toll.
Melbourne audiences can waitlist to buy tickets before they go on sale on 7 October. For more information, visit: www.rockyhorror.com.au/melbourne for details.
Image: courtesy of www.rockyhorror.com.au