It’s time to do the Time Warp again!
John Frost and Howard Panter have just announced the new lead for the 40th Anniversary Production of cult-classic musical The Rocky Horror Show!
Check out the press release below – and see if you perhaps notice any cities missing from the touring locations at the final paragraph? Let me know in the comments at the end of the article.
“Producers of the smash musical ROCKY HORROR have today announced that the coveted role of Frank N Furter in the new Australian production of Richard O’Brien’s The Rocky Horror Show will be played by television and theatre star Craig McLachlan. The iconic musical will open in January 2014 at The Lyric Theatre QPAC Brisbane followed by seasons in Perth and Adelaide.
Fresh from shooting the title role in the second series of ABC TV’s top rating drama series The Doctor Blake Mysteries, McLachlan will again don the fishnet stockings of the character he played to great acclaim previously.
“There is no one who can play the character of Frank N Furter like Craig McLachlan,” said John Frost and Howard Panter. “Craig oozes that risqué charm that an actor playing Frank needs, as well as bucket loads of sex appeal. He captivated all of us in the audition room and we instantly knew Craig had to play Frank in our new production of The Rocky Horror Show. Audiences are going to love doing the Time Warp with Craig again.”
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 June 19, 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. In 2010 the music of Rocky Horror was showcased in the smash hit TV show Glee, seen by over 20 million people worldwide. Rocky Horror even has its own postage stamp.
Richard O’Brien’s The Rocky Horror Show has not been seen in Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide for 15 years. Tickets go on sale on Monday September 2. 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.”
Seriously, notice any locations missing from the tour? Let me know below and keep your eyes peeled for a new article on that very topic!