Producers Howard Panter, John Frost and GWB Entertainment have announced that Adam Rennie will perform the role of Frank N Furter for the forthcoming Brisbane and Perth seasons of The Rocky Horror Show.
Adam took to the stage in Adelaide last night, where the show is currently playing, to rapturous applause and Producer John Frost said he was proud of the excellent performance delivered from the full cast and was looking forward to bringing the show to QPAC in Brisbane next week.
The Adelaide Advertiser said “Rennie has the looks, the legs, the luscious lips and most importantly of all, the lungs to make a meal of this iconic role … the night was Rennie’s and it was a triumph, and the audience stood and screamed their heads off.”
Rennie recently returned to Australia after moving to New York in 2012 where he performed in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, the Australian musical Once We Lived Here and the national tour of Flashdance – The Musical.
He is a 2008 graduate of The Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts and his Australasian credits include Crazy for You, Jekyll & Hyde, The Producers, Prodigal and Love Never Dies. He has also worked alongside the legendary Debbie Reynolds in Irene.
He will be joined on stage in Brisbane by Cameron Daddo playing the Narrator, Kristian Lavercombe who astounded audiences in the 2014/15 tour as Riff Raff, musical theatre favourites Amanda Harrison as Magenta, Nadia Komazec as Columbia and Brendan Irving as Rocky.
Playing the roles of Brad and Janet, the naïve young couple caught up in a situation they don’t understand, are Rob Mallett and Michelle Smitheram. The ensemble cast includes Geoffrey Winter, Bianca Baykara, Ross Chisari, Hollie James, Hayley Martin and Stephen McDowell.
Currently playing in the Festival Theatre at the Adelaide Festival Centre until 13 January, The Rocky Horror Show will then play at QPAC, Brisbane from 17 January, the Crown Theatre, Perth from 17 February and Melbourne’s Her Majesty’s Theatre from 13 July 2018. For more information, visit: www.rockyhorror.com.au for details.
Image: Adam Rennie (supplied)