Grab your wedding rice, water pistols and rubber gloves as Richard O'Brien's legendary cult-rock musical 'The Rocky Horror Show' makes a welcome return to the West End for a strictly limited season this September. The author and star of the film version himself will lead the production, returning to the show for the first time in twenty years in the role of the Narrator.
The musical had modest beginnings at the Royal Court Upstairs before transferring to the Comedy Theatre and becoming a cult hit, winning the Evening Standard Award for Best New Musical. Fans embraced the show all over the world thanks to the iconic film version which starred Susan Sarandon, Meat Loaf, Tim Curry and O'Brien himself.
Follow newly-weds Brad and Janet as they find themselves at the Frankenstein Place confronted by a “sweet Transvestite” for a night that they'll never forget. Relive memorable hits such as “The Time Warp”, “Hot Patootie” and “Dammit, Janet” live on stage ahead of a UK tour, featuring a highly talented cast of West End performers and famous faces.
Self confessed squares Brad and Janet set off on a post-wedding trip to see their old High School professor. As their car breaks down in the woods during a thunderstorm, they see a light shining at the Frankenstein Place, and rush for help.
They're met by Riff-Raff, a macabre house servant who lets them take shelter from the storm. They quickly realise that things are not exactly as they seem, as they're introduced to a colourful set of characters, led by Dr. Frank N. Furter – a sweet transvestite from Transylvania.
As their night goes from bad to worse, they're introduced to Frank N. Furter's creation – a beautifully sculpted man named Rocky. The darkness thickens and both Brad and Janet find themselves committing adultery against their better judgement, but with the same person. A cruel twist of fate finds their Professor arriving at the castle, and together they're all part of a mind blowing and somewhat unbelievable conclusion.
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(2mins) Follow Embankment Place right under the bridge; turn right onto Northumberland Avenue and you’ll see the theatre.