Give yourself over to absolute pleasure, and do the Time Warp again, as the producers of the world’s favourite rock and roll musical, Richard O’Brien’s The Rocky Horror Show announce additional cast members for the 2018 Australian tour.
Joining previously announced television and theatre star, Craig McLachlan as Frank N Furter, will be Kristian Lavercombe who astounded audiences in the 2014 – 2015 tour as Riff Raff, while musical theatre favourite Amanda Harrison (Wicked, We Will Rock You) joins the cast as Magenta.
Nadia Komazec (Matilda, The Phantom of the Opera) plays Columbia, Brendan Irving (The Bodyguard, An Officer and A Gentleman) returns as Rocky, with Adam Rennie (Jekyll & Hyde, Love Never Dies) playing the dual roles of Eddie and Dr Scott.
Playing the roles of Brad and Janet, the naïve young couple caught up in a situation they don’t understand, will be Rob Mallett (Les Misérables, Singin’ In The Rain) and Michelle Smitheram (Dream Lover – The Bobby Darin Musical, Georgy Girl).
Also joining the cast will be Bianca Baykara (The King & I, Priscilla Queen of the Desert), Ross Chisari (Aladdin, Man of La Mancha), Hollie James (My Fair Lady, Carrie The Musical), Hayley Martin (Anything Goes, Singin’ In The Rain), Stephen McDowell (Jesus Christ Superstar, Mary Poppins) and Geoffrey Winter (The Bodyguard, Into The Woods).
“We are thrilled with this exciting new cast for The Rocky Horror Show. With Craig leading this wonderfully talented group of performers, this is sure to be an even wilder and sexier night out than ever before,” said Producers Howard Panter, John Frost and GWB Entertainment in a statement.
“After the huge success of the last tour, we received so many requests asking when everyone’s favourite rock and roll musical was returning. To say we are thrilled to dance the Time Warp across Australia again is an understatement. Theatregoers should give themselves over to absolute pleasure before madness takes its toll!”
The Rocky Horror Show will re-open the refurbished Festival Theatre – Adelaide Festival Centre from 28 December 2017, before playing at Brisbane’s Concert Hall – QPAC from 18 January, and Perth’s Crown Theatre from 17 February 2018. For more information, visit: www.rockyhorror.com.au for details.
Image: The Rocky Horror Show 2014 Australian Cast (supplied)