Madness, mayhem and men in stockings, it can mean only
one thing - the Rocky Horror Show's big '3-0'.
your bask, stilettos and bright red lipstick (that's just the men)
and head for one of the liveliest shows, with more audience participation
than your local panto.
those of you who have never seen the film version of this saucy
production, a quick viewing prior to the show would certainly be
advised to achieve maximum enjoyment and understanding.
American sweethearts Brad (ar**hole) and Janet (sl*t) - not my judgements
but the hearty response of a well versed audience - embark upon
a trip to visit their old science teacher, Dr Scott.
untimely breakdown in the middle of a storm finds the pair calling
in at a mysterious castle, the owner of which is a transsexual transvestite
by the name of Frank N Furter.
of their wet clothes, the couple become farcically embroiled in
the bizarre exploits of the household and are soon 'Time Warping'
along with the best of them.
you have never been to the stage version of the show before, you
may feel slightly baffled by the audiences perfectly timed responses.
There are no prompts or placards, just extremely loyal fans fond
of ritual verbal abuse.
fact it is sometimes difficult to know who you should be watching
- the performers, or the lavishly dressed audience, many of whom
give the costume department a run for their money!
is not to say that the performance on stage were not of a great
standard. Jonathon Wilkes (Frank N Furter) had great comic timing
and thrived on the audiences heckles - although getting to grips
with stairs in stilettos proved a bigger challenge.
rest of the cast gave excellent performances and Graham Tudor's
(Rocky) toned physique will have you dashing to the gym.
great costumes, a B-movie set and fantastic music, the Rocky Horror
Show is for hardened fans and show virgins alike. So twang your
suspenders in time to the music and be prepared to get up off your
seat - you're in for a lively night...