Producers Howard Panter and John Frost have gleefully announced with anticipation, that the author of The Rocky Horror Show, Richard O’Brien will join the production, playing the role of the Narrator at certain special performances during the Melbourne season.
In a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for Melbourne audiences, O’Brien has only rarely appeared on stage in The Rocky Horror Show after writing the much loved rock and roll musical. Beloved Australian stage and television legend Bert Newton will continue to perform the role of the Narrator at all other scheduled performances.
“We are thrilled that Richard O’Brien is joining us for a few performances in Melbourne to play the Narrator,” said producers Howard Panter and John Frost. “To have the creator of this iconic musical as part of the production for a short time is a dream come true, and I’m sure Rocky Horror fans will flock to Melbourne to see this unique opportunity.”
Australia’s new 40th Anniversary production of The Rocky Horror Show, which received huge acclaim during sell out seasons last year in Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide and Melbourne, has just completed a wild Sydney season and began a final return season at Melbourne’s Comedy Theatre until 12 July.
Richard O’Brien can be seen at performances on 30 June, 1, 2, 5 (5.30pm only), 7, 8 and 9 July 2015. For more informationand bookings, visit: www.rockyhorror.com.au for details.
Image: Craig McLachlan, Richard O’Brien and Brendan Irving – photo by Shane O’Connor