From the Rocky Horror Show official website, ‘since its first appearance at the Royal Court Theatre in June 1973, Richard O’Brien’s Rocky Horror Show, became the world’s favourite Rock N’Roll musical. It’s been performed in over thirty countries on every continents, translated into over twenty languages.

‘Ready to thrill you with its frothy, fun – and naughty moments, this is the boldest bash of them all. So sharpen those stilettos for the rockiest ride of your life!’

Follow squeaky-clean sweethearts Brad and Janet on an adventure they’ll never forget. Be with them as they meet the simply scandalous Frank’n’Furter, rippling Rocky and vivacious Magenta.

The production bursts at its basque seams with those numbers you’ll no doubt know even if you’ve not seen the show or the film. Listen out for Sweet Transvestite, Damn it Janet and of course, the Time Warp. Get practising your pelvic thrusts!

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Virgin on the ridiculous

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Now, I’m not, strictly speaking, a Rocky Horror virgin. But it has been DECADES since I saw it on stage in Sheffield. And many years since I saw the 1975 film, the Rocky Horror Picture Show. Thus my memories of the plot etc were somewhat vague. I remember there being a narrator – in the stage show I saw back in the 1980s, the now-deceased Nicholas Parsons took that role. Anyway, thanks to the passage of so much time I have no idea how this version compares to other versions or compares to the film. So suffice to say the performance has all the energy and fun that you’d expect and want from The Rocky Horror Show.

There’s a certain amount of audience participation and a show with a song called Sweet Transvestite is perhaps not for the easily offended. But it’s such a hoot!

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The cast

It seems like every time I go to the Wyvern these days, there’s someone in whatever I’m watching that everyone has had heard of bar me. The cause of my ignorance tends to be down to my neglect in watching Strictly. As in, I don’t watch it. Thus it was that the name, Ore Oduba, playing Brad was unknown to me.

The programme describes Ore has a ‘multi-talented singer, dancer, actor and showman.’ And I can testify to all that having seen him in action last night.

The Narrator is Philip Franks who you’ll recognise from sooooo many TV shows. I’m pretty sure I recall a much younger version of him in Midsomer Murders. And I must give mention to Kristian Lavercombe who plays Riff Raff. It seems that Kristian has over 1800 Rocky Horror performances under his basque – that’s more than anyone in its 48 year history! But of course they’re all fab.

The theatre was full – well an empty seat here and there but that’s all. So, if that’s anything to go by and you’re thinking of going but haven’t got round to it yet – book now! It’s brilliant!

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