The Rocky Horror Show - the world's much-loved musical
Step into the Time Warp with The Rocky Horror Show tickets from StubHub. Whether you're a Rocky "virgin" or a seasoned fan, this show never fails to delight. And, remember, male or female whatever you wear never looks out of place at The Rocky Horror Show (unless it's a suit)!
The Rocky Horror Show- a monstrous history
The Rocky Horror Show is big on audience participation. Dress up, shout back, wave your torch, sing along and stand up and do the classic moves to the "Time Warp". Out of work actor, Richard O'Brien brought The Rocky Horror Show to life at London's Royal Court Theatre in June 1973. He took inspiration from the science fiction and horror films popular in the '50s and '60s. Although transvestism is a major theme of the musical, O'Brien claims it was never meant to take on the cult prominence that it did.
The original Dr Frank N. Furter was played by Tim Curry, queening up his role in an extravagantly posh way. He went on to have an iconic association with the musical.Risk-taking theatre entrepreneur Lou Adler saw an early production and took the show along with Tim Curry to Broadway in 1974. The plot is simple - Brad and Jane, a newly engaged couple are caught in a storm and take refuge in a castle. The mad transvestite scientist Dr Frank N. Furter welcomes them and unveils his monstrous creation. Rocky Horror is an artificial yet perfect specimen of a man complete with muscles to die for, blond hair and a tan. After lots of misunderstandings, risque activity and lingerie wearing the castle blasts off into space and Brad and Jane return to their mundane life.
The Rocky Horror Show creates its own Time Warp
The London debut won the Evening Standard Theatre Award for Best Musical and The Rocky Horror Show was voted into 8th place in a BBC2 listeners' poll of the "Nation's Number One Essential Musical". Today there's rarely a moment when the musical is not on stage somewhere in the world - loyal fans build up a wardrobe of Rocky costumes and follow the show with a devoted fanaticism.
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