The Rocky Horror Show returns to Melbourne

2014-Cast-of-The-Rocky-Horror-Show-with-Richard-OBrien-photo-by-Shane-OConnorProducers Howard Panter and John Frost have announced that Melbourne’s hit 2014 musical would return to the Comedy Theatre in 2015 due to popular demand.

Richard O’Brien’s The Rocky Horror Show played a sold out Melbourne season from April to July this year, and was forced to close to enable its star, Craig McLachlan, to film season three of his hit TV series The Dr Blake Mysteries.

The Rocky Horror Show will play a limited season at the Sydney Lyric Theatre from 11 April 2015, and then return to Melbourne’s Comedy Theatre from 12 June. The coveted role of Frank N Furter will again be played by television and theatre star Craig McLachlan, who won the 2014 Helpmann Award for Best Male Actor in a Musical for this performance.

Beloved theatre and television performer Bert Newton will play the Narrator in 2015. Newton is about to reprise the role of Vince Fontaine in the return season of John Frost’s production of Grease at the Regent Theatre.

Kristian Lavercombe will return as Riff Raff, Brendan Irving as Rocky, and Nicholas Christo as Eddie and Dr Scott. Further cast members will be announced at a later time.

“We are thrilled to dance the Time Warp again in Melbourne, and to have the great Bert Newton play the Narrator opposite the extraordinary Craig McLachlan,” said John Frost and Howard Panter. “With Craig and Bert leading the Rocky Horror cast, this is sure to be an even wilder and sexier night out than ever before!”

Sydney tickets are currently on sale, and tickets for the return Melbourne season are on sale from Monday 15 December 2014. For more information, visit: for details.

Image: 2014 Cast of The Rocky Horror Show with Richard O’Brien – photo by Shane O’Connor