Tout commence au début des années 1970 ; à Londres, la comédie musicale Jesus Christ Superstar de Andrew Lloyd Webber et Tim Rice connaît un grand succès. Un soir, un des figurants est renvoyé: il s'agit de Richard O'Brien. Ayant une femme et un enfant, et disposant de pas mal de temps libre, il décide d'écrire sa propre comédie musicale. Il se base sur ses goûts et ses souvenirs d'adolescents, et décide d'écrire une riposte aux grands spectacles qui se jouaient alors sur la scène londonienne en prenant comme thèmes majeurs de cet « anti-spectacle » le sexe, les films de série B et le rock and roll.
Le jour de la première, le 19 juin 1973, il pleut et seules quelques dizaines de spectateurs sont là pour voir Richard O'Brien et Tim Curry, qui interprètent respectivement les rôles de Riff Raff et de Frank-n-Furter. L'année suivante, le spectacle est le "Meilleur Spectacle de l'année 1974".
Malgré un relatif échec à Broadway, la pièce se jouera sans interruption à Londres jusqu'en 1980. Elle est toujours jouée aujourd'hui à travers le monde, de deux façons différentes: soit intégralement interprétée par des acteurs sur scène, soit avec projection du film agrémenté d'acteurs apparaissant devant l'écran pour rejouer certaines scènes cultes ou interagir avec les images. Cette dernière forme de prestation impliquant le public a contribué à faire du Rocky Horror Show un spectacle culte.
Brad et Janet, deux amoureux, veulent revoir leur ancien professeur de sciences avant de se marier. Ils partent donc en voiture, un soir, mais le pneu de leur voiture explose mystérieusement à quelques mètres d'un château étrange... Brad et Janet vont alors aller demander de l'aide aux habitants du château, tous plus étranges les uns que les autres... C'est ainsi que Brad et Janet rencontrent le docteur Frank-N-Furter, un travesti bisexuel venu de la planète Transexual de la galaxie Transylvania, créateur d'un homme parfait, plein de muscles mais sans un gramme de cervelle et sachant à peine marcher, nommé Rocky.
The Usherette in a derelict cinema introduces tonight's film in a song ("Science Fiction/Double Feature"), with masked Phantoms providing the backing vocals.
After attending the wedding of Ralph Hapshatt and Betty Munroe, Brad Majors confesses his love to Janet Weiss ("Dammit Janet") and the two become engaged. The Narrator appears and explains that Brad and Janet are leaving Denton to visit Dr. Everett Scott, their former science tutor, while driving into a rainstorm. During the trip, their car has a flat tire and they are forced to walk through the rain to seek a telephone in an old castle ("Over at the Frankenstein Place").
The Narrator explains that Brad and Janet are feeling "apprehensive and uneasy," but must accept any help that they are offered. As Brad and Janet arrive, Riff Raff, the hunchbacked handyman, greets them, and his sister Magenta, the maid, appears. Riff Raff, Magenta and Columbia (a groupie) speak briefly of an unlucky delivery boy named Eddie before performing the show's signature dance number ("Time Warp"*). Brad and Janet try to leave at this point, but are stopped when Dr. Frank N. Furter, a pansexual, cross-dressing mad scientist, arrives. He introduces himself as "a sweet transvestite from Transsexual, Transylvania" and invites Brad and Janet up to his laboratory ("Sweet Transvestite"). As he goes up, Brad and Janet are stripped to their underwear to dry off.
Brad and Janet enter the laboratory, where Frank N. Furter gives them laboratory coats to wear. Frank announces that he has discovered the secret to life itself. He unveils his creation, a blonde, well-built man named Rocky Horror, who is brought to life. As his bandages are removed, Rocky worries about his predicament ("The Sword of Damocles"). Frank admires Rocky's physique by singing a tribute to muscle builders ("Charles Atlas Song"/"I Can Make You a Man"**). A Coca-Cola freezer in the laboratory opens to reveal Frank and Columbia's former lover, Eddie, a biker covered in surgical scars. Eddie — now rendered a zombie after having part of his brain removed by Frank — contemplates his new existence and recalls his former life ("Hot Patootie – Bless My Soul"). Frank panics, forces Eddie back into the freezer and hacks him to death. Frank tells Rocky — the recipient of the other half of Eddie's brain — that he prefers him over Eddie ("Charles Atlas Song (Reprise)"/"I Can Make You a Man (Reprise)"**). Brad and Janet are then ushered to separate bedrooms for the night.
The Narrator foreshadows that Brad and Janet may be quite unsafe. Janet enjoys Brad's advances in her darkened bedroom before realizing that it is in fact Frank in disguise. He convinces Janet that pleasure is no crime, and after she asks him to promise not to tell Brad, they resume their lovemaking. The scene changes to Brad's darkened bedroom, where Brad makes love to Janet before discovering that, once again, it is Frank in disguise. Frank promises not to tell Janet, but as they resume, Riff Raff interrupts on the television monitor with the message that Rocky has escaped. Janet searches for Brad in the laboratory and discovers Rocky hiding there. Checking the television monitor, Janet sees Brad in bed with Frank and seduces Rocky ("Touch-a, Touch-a, Touch-a, Touch Me"). While searching the television monitor for Rocky, the rest of the group discovers that Janet has slept with him and Brad becomes hurt and angry ("Once in a While"). Riff Raff then notifies Frank that there is another visitor entering the castle: Doctor Everett Scott, the paraplegic science tutor whom Brad and Janet intended to visit.
Doctor Scott is pushed into the laboratory by Columbia where Frank accuses him and Brad of trying to investigate his castle, knowing that Doctor Scott has connections with the FBI. Doctor Scott assures him that he has come in search of Eddie, who is revealed to be his nephew ("Eddie's Teddy"). Frank displays Eddie's corpse to the group and then uses a device to electronically restrain the three visitors and a rebellious Rocky to the floor ("Planet Schmanet Janet"); the inhabitants of the castle are revealed to be space aliens led by Frank, who abandoned their original mission in order to engage in kinky sex with earthlings and work on Rocky. Magenta insists that they return to their home planet now that they have been found out; Frank refuses and, instead, declares his intentions to put on a "floor show."
Under Frank's influence, Columbia, Rocky, Brad, and Janet perform song and dance routines while clad in lingerie ("Rose Tint My World"). After, Frank entices them to lose all inhibition and give in to their basest carnal instincts, resulting in everyone's beginning to engage in orgiastic sex ("Don't Dream It – Be It") before they are interrupted by Frank, who leads them into the concluding number of the floor show ("Wild and Untamed Thing"). The show comes to an abrupt end when Riff Raff and Magenta enter, wearing spacesuits and carrying ray guns. Riff Raff declares that he is usurping Frank's authority and taking them all back to their home planet. Frank makes a final plea for sympathy from Riff Raff, trying to make him understand his desire to spend the rest of his life having sex with earthlings ("I'm Going Home"). Riff Raff is unmoved and guns down Columbia, Frank and Rocky before ordering Brad, Janet and Doctor Scott to leave.
As the trio evacuates the castle, Riff Raff and Magenta express their excitement to return to their world and do the "Time Warp" again with their fellow Transylvanians ("Spaceship"). Brad and Janet watch as the castle blasts off into outer space, confused about the implications of their sexual escapades ("Super Heroes"). To conclude his tale, the Narrator says "and crawling on the planet's face, insects called the human race, lost in time, and lost in space – and meaning." As the show ends, The Usherette returns to recount the night's events ("Science Fiction/Double Feature (Reprise)").
* In the original London and Los Angeles productions, "Sweet Transvestite" came before "Time Warp". This was changed for the film version and was subsequently updated for the stage version when Richard O'Brien revised the script for the 1990 West End revival.
* "Charles Atlas Song" was replaced by a reworked version of the song, "I Can Make You a Man", for the film version. Richard O'Brien's revision of the script in 1990 featured a hybrid of the two songs under the title "I Can Make You a Man", in the 1999 revised script this song was replaced by the film version which continues to be used in all major productions. The reprise remains unchanged except for the title.
As an out-of-work actor, Richard O'Brien wrote The Rocky Horror Show to keep himself busy on winter evenings. Since his youth, O'Brien had developed a passion for science fiction and B horror movies; he wanted to combine elements of the unintentional humour of B horror movies, portentous dialogue of schlock-horror, Steve Reeves muscle flicks and fifties rock and roll into The Rocky Horror Show. A major theme running throughout the musical is transvestitism, which according to O'Brien was not originally meant to be as prominent as it would end up being.
O'Brien took a small amount of his unfinished Rocky Horror to director Jim Sharman, who decided he wanted to direct it at the small experimental space Upstairs at the Royal Court Theatre, Sloane Square, Chelsea which was used as a project space for new work. Sharman had received some success with the original Australian production of Jesus Christ Superstar during which he met O'Brien, who had played King Herod for just one performance. Sharman brought in fellow Australians Nell Campbell and long-time scenic designer Brian Thomson to the production.
The original creative team was then rounded out by costume designer Sue Blane and musical director Richard Hartley, although Pete Moss would later take over as musical director. 'Veteran' of the new generation of stage producers Michael White was also brought in to produce Rocky Horror. As the musical went into rehearsal, the working title for it became It Came from Denton High, but it was changed just before previews at the suggestion of Sharman to The Rocky Horror Show.
After two previews, the show premiered – without an interval – at the Royal Court's 63-seat Theatre Upstairs on 19 June 1973 and ran until 20 July 1973. The cast included Tim Curry, Patricia Quinn, Nell Campbell (billed as Little Nell), Julie Covington and Richard O'Brien, who made the production, which was all-out camp, a creative triumph and a critical and commercial success. Record producer Jonathan King saw it on the second night and signed the cast to make the original cast recording over a long weekend that was rushed out on his U.K. Records label. King was involved heavily in the initial promotion for the show as well as being the other backer of it financially with White.
The impact at the Royal Court Upstairs allowed the production be transferred to the 230-seat Chelsea Classic Cinema, a few blocks down on Kings Road from 14 August 1973 to 20 October 1973. Rocky Horror found a quasi-permanent home at the 500-seat King's Road Theatre (another cinema house) even further down Kings Road from 3 November 1973. The show received critical praise and won the 1973 Evening Standard Award for Best Musical.
It ended its run at the King's Road Theatre on 31 March 1979 before transferring to the Comedy Theatre (now the Harold Pinter Theatre) to begin performances on 6 April 1979. There, Rocky Horror required some restaging as it was the first theatre that the musical had played at with a traditional proscenium arch stage. For the first time, the musical was also broken into two acts with an interval. It finished its run there on 13 September 1980.
Lou Adler had made millions with risky ventures such as Monterey Pop. His record label, "Ode Records" was becoming known for harvesting experimental talent. In late winter of 1973, Adler attended a performance of the show with Britt Ekland and acting on impulse and seeing a hit, he met backstage with producers and within 36 hours had secured the American theatrical rights.
The show premiered at the Roxy Theatre in Los Angeles on March 24, 1974, running for nine months. The cast was all new except for Tim Curry. The show played to a full house and a deal was made with 20th Century Fox for a film. Fox executive Gordon Stulberg saw the show at the Roxy and agreed to invest 1 million dollars for a film project. Adler's attempt to turn his club into a playhouse was successful. The singer Meat Loaf remembers different celebrities that would come to the show as well as his meeting Elvis Presley at a performance. Senator Al Franken was a young lighting apprentice brought in by Sid Strong. He recalls Adler had the show mounted by producer Brian Avnet and that both Curry and O'Brien were brought in from the UK.
Original Sydney production
Harry M. Miller produced the original Sydney production of Rocky Horror, which opened on 15 April 1974, running for almost two years in the New Arts Cinema (formerly The Astor, later The Valhalla and now an office building) in Glebe. It starred Reg Livermore, Jane Harders, Kate Fitzpatrick, Arthur Dignam, Sal Sharah, John Paramor, Graham Matters, Bob Hudson and Maureen Elkner.
Original Broadway production
In early 1975 Lou Adler closed the show at the Roxy Theater after a ten-month run. This gave actors time to return to the UK for filming of the movie version. Adler planned to open on Broadway just before the release of the film. It was anticipated that this production would be as successful as Jesus Christ Superstar and serve as a public vehicle for the film version. It was unsuccessful and closed after 45 performances.
The third U.S. production opened at the Montgomery Playhouse in San Francisco on February 3, 1976 and played 103 performances, closing on May 30. The San Francisco production was directed by A. Michael Amarino, with Musical Direction and Arrangements by Michael Reno. The production had a new cast and starred David James as Dr. Frank N. Furter. The opening night cast included Roslyn Roseman as Usherette / Magenta, Needa Greene as Janet Weiss, Robert Reynolds as Brad Majors, Richard Gee as the Narrator, Buddy King as Riff-Raff, Paula Desmond as Columbia, Bob Dulaney as Rocky Horror, and Emil Borelli as Eddie / Dr. Everett Scott, with back-up vocals by Vikki D'Orazi, William J. Tacke and Kelly St. John.
The Rocky Horror Show transferred to the 820-seat Comedy Theatre on Panton Street in the West End, running from 6 April 1979 until 13 September 1980, closing the play's initial run of 2,960 performances. After occasional productions in the early 1980s, the play was revived for the Theatre Royal Hanley tour in 1984 and still is performed regularly in the U.K.
Science Fiction / Double Feature
Over at the Frankenstein Place
The Time Warp
The Sword of Damocles
I Can Make You a Man
Hot Patootie / Bless My Soul
I Can Make You a Man (reprise)
Touch-a, Touch-a, Touch-a, Touch Me
Once in a While
Planet Schmanet Janet
Rose Tint My World
Don't Dream It, Be It
Wild and Untamed Thing
I'm Going Home
Science Fiction / Double Feature (reprise)
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Rocky Horror Show (The) (1973-06-London Run)Type de série: Original
Théâtre: London Run (Londres - Angleterre)Durée : 7 ans 2 mois 3 semaines Nombre : Première Preview : 16 June 1973
Première: 19 June 1973
Dernière: 13 September 1980Mise en scène : Jim Sharman • Chorégraphie : Producteur : Avec : Tim Curry (Frank N. Furter), Jonathan Adams (Narrator), Christopher Malcolm (Brad), Julie Covington (Janet), Little Nell (Columbia), Paddy O'Hagan (Eddie/Dr. Scott), Richard O'Brien (i) (Riff Raff), Patricia Quinn (Magenta/Usherette), Rayner Bourton (Rocky)Commentaires : Now a cult classic, The Rocky Horror Show began life before an audience of just 63 in the Theatre Upstairs. An immediate success, it transferred to the Chelsea Classic Cinema before going on to run at the Kings Road Theatre, 1973 – 79 and the Comedy Theatre in the West End, 1979 – 80. In a 2006 audience poll, it was voted the most popular show in 50 years at the Royal Court.
Royal Court - Jerwood Theatre Upstairs: 19/6/1973 - 12/8/1973
Classic Theatre: 14/8/1973 - 29/10/1973
King's Road Theatre: 31/10/1973 - 4/4/1979
Comedy Theatre: 6/4/1979 - 13/9/1980
Rocky Horror Show (The) (1974-03-Roxy Theatre-Broadway)Type de série: Revival
Théâtre: Roxy Theatre (Los Angeles - Etats-Unis) Durée : 9 mois 2 semaines Nombre : Première Preview : 21 March 1974
Première: 21 March 1974
Dernière: 05 January 1975Mise en scène : Chorégraphie : Producteur : Commentaires longs: After two previews, The Rocky Horror Show premiered in the USA at The Roxy Theatre, Los Angeles, opening at the 500-seat theatre on 21 March 1974. Director Jim Sharman and many other backstage members came over from London, although Tim Curry was the only member of the cast to reprise his role. Meat Loaf joined the cast here as Eddie/Dr. Scott, Kim Milford as Rocky, Boni Enten as Columbia, and Jamie Donnelly starred as Magenta/Usherette Trixie. (The Usherette was first called "Trixie" at the Roxy.) Bill Miller and Abigale Haness rounded out the cast as Brad and Janet. A recording of this cast is available. Tim Curry and Meat Loaf left the cast in September 1974 to begin recording the soundtrack sessions for the film, replaced respectively by Paul Jabara and Alan Martin. The Rocky Horror Show closed at the Roxy Theatre on 5 January 1975 in preparation for the transfer to Broadway.
Rocky Horror Show (The) (1975-03-Belasco Theatre-Broadway)Type de série: Original Broadway
Théâtre: Belasco Theatre (Broadway - Etats-Unis)
Durée : 3 semaines Nombre : Première Preview : 07 March 1975
Première: 10 March 1975
Dernière: 05 April 1975Mise en scène : Jim Sharman • Chorégraphie : Producteur : Avec : Tim Curry (Frank N. Furter), Graham Jarvis (Narrator), Bill Miller (ii) (Brad), Abigale Haness (Janet), Boni Enten (Columbia), Meat Loaf (Eddie/Dr. Scott), Richard O'Brien (i) (Riff Raff), Jamie Donnelly (Magenta/Trixie), Kim Milford (Rocky)
Rocky Horror Show (The) (1975-03-Belsaco Theatre-Broadway)Type de série: Original Broadway
Théâtre: Belasco Theatre (Broadway - Etats-Unis) Durée : 3 semaines Nombre : 4 previews - 45 représentationsPremière Preview : 07 March 1975
Première: 10 March 1975
Dernière: 05 April 1975Mise en scène : Chorégraphie : Producteur : Commentaires longs: The Rocky Horror Show originally played on Broadway in 1975 with the Roxy cast from Los Angeles, except for Graham Jarvis who was initially replaced by Chicago native William Newman for the first preview but then rehired, and Bruce Scott, who was injured in another play and replaced by author Richard O'Brien himself. Tim Curry and Meat Loaf also rejoined the cast. After three previews, it opened on 10 March 1975 at the 967-seat Belasco Theatre. The critics panned the show and it closed on 6 April 1975 after 45 performances.
Rocky Horror Show (The) (1979-04-London Run-Comedy Theatre)Type de série: Original
Théâtre: Harold Pinter Theatre (Londres - Angleterre) Durée : 1 an 5 mois 1 semaine Nombre : Première Preview : 06 April 1979
Première: 06 April 1979
Dernière: 13 September 1980Mise en scène : Jim Sharman • Chorégraphie : Producteur : Commentaires : Royal Court - Jerwood Theatre Upstairs: 19/6/1973 - 12/8/1973
Classic Theatre: 14/8/1973 - 29/10/1973
King's Road Theatre: 31/10/1973 - 4/4/1979
Comedy Theatre: 6/4/1979 - 13/9/1980
Rocky Horror Show (The) (1990-07-Piccadilly Theatre-London)Type de série: Revival
Théâtre: Piccadilly Theatre (Londres - Angleterre) Durée : 11 mois 1 semaine Nombre : 20 previews - 392 représentationsPremière Preview : 16 July 1990
Première: 16 July 1990
Dernière: 22 June 1991Mise en scène : Robin Lefevre • Chorégraphie : Stuart Hopps • Producteur : Avec : Tim McInnery (Frank N. Furter), Jonathan Adams (Narrator), Adrian Edmondson (Brad), Gina Bellman (Janet), Linda Davidson (Columbia), Gordon Kennedy (Eddie/Dr. Scott), Edward Tudor-Pole (Riff Raff), Mary Maddox (Magenta/Trixie), Adam Caine (Rocky), Zallie Burrow (Phantom)
Notable celebrities have been cast including Tim McInnerny, Anthony Head, Robin Cousins, Jason Donovan and Jonathan Wilkes as Frank N. Furter and TV's Craig Ferguson as Brad Majors.Commentaires : For the past eight years the Theatre Royal Hanley/Kenneth More Theatre production of “Rocky Horror Show” had been touring the UK non-stop with
enormous success, breaking box office records everywhere and creating its own nation-wide cult following. On several occasions the tour had been invited to stage a West End season, but Richard O’Brien regularly refused permission, and decided to stage a revival under his own management.
Under standard rules at the time, a West End revival meant a 50 mile radius of London embargo on any provincial productions, thus forcing the touring production to end. Adam Caine (as Rocky) was the only member of the original tour invited to appear in the West End revival. This revival ran for just under a year.
Rocky Horror Show (The) (1994-07-Duke of York's Theatre-London)Type de série: Revival
Théâtre: Duke of Yorks Theatre (Londres - Angleterre) Durée : 4 semaines Nombre : 69 représentationsPremière Preview : 29 July 1994
Première: 29 July 1994
Dernière: 27 August 1994Mise en scène : Christopher Malcolm • Chorégraphie : Stuart Hopps • Producteur : Avec : Nicholas Parsons (Narrator), Jonathan Morris (Frank-n-Furter), David Ingram (Rocky Horror), Paul Collis (Brad), Sophie Lawrence (Janet), Kraig Thornber (Riff-Raff), Patricia Quinn (Magenta), Joanne Redman (Columbia), Peter Gallagher(Eddie/Dr Scott)Commentaires : This was back in the West End to celebrate the 21st anniversary of the show’s opening. It was more or less the same production from 1990, and had been touring.
Rocky Horror Show (The) (1995-05-Duke of York's Theatre-London)Type de série: Revival
Théâtre: Duke of Yorks Theatre (Londres - Angleterre) Durée : 3 mois 3 semaines Nombre : 127 représentationsPremière Preview : 17 May 1995
Première: 22 May 1995
Dernière: 16 September 1995Mise en scène : Christopher Malcolm • Chorégraphie : Stuart Hopps • Producteur : Avec : Nicholas Parsons (Narrator), Robin Cousins (Frank-n-Furter), Tony Dowding (Rocky Horror), Paul Collis (Brad), Joanne Farrell (Janet), Vas Constanti (Riff-Raff), Corrina Powlesland (Magenta), Rebecca Vere (Columbia), Nicholas Pound (Eddie/Dr Scott)Commentaires : Transfert de la version créée au National Theatre: Rocky Horror Show (The) (1994-07-Lyttelton Theatre (NT)-London)
Rocky Horror Show (The) (1999-04-Tiffany Theatre-Los Angeles)Type de série: Revival
Théâtre: Tiffany Theatre (Los Angeles - Etats-Unis) Durée : Nombre : Première Preview : 08 January 0199
Première: 29 January 1999
Dernière: InconnuMise en scène : Dennis Erdman • Chorégraphie : Marguerite Pomerhn Derricks • Producteur : Commentaires longs: The production was originally supposed to close in April, but was successful enough it was extended.
Rocky Horror Show (The) (1999-04-Victoria Palace Theatre-London)Type de série: Revival
Théâtre: Victoria Palace Theatre (Londres - Angleterre) Durée : 1 mois 3 semaines Nombre : Première Preview : 14 April 1999
Première: 14 April 1999
Dernière: 05 June 1999Mise en scène : Christopher Malcolm • Chorégraphie : Stacey Haynes • Producteur : Avec : Nicholas Parsons/Ken Morley (Narrator), Jason Donovan ((Frank-n-Furter), Ross O’Hennessy (Rocky Horror), Stuart De La Mere (Brad), Simona Morecroft (Janet), Geòrgie Haynes (Riff-Raff), Laurie Brett (Magenta), Gael Johnson (Columbia), Mark White (Eddie/Dr Scott)Commentaires : Once again back in the West End celebrating the show’s 25th anniversary, no one could quite work out why it was billed as the “New” Rocky Horror Show. Neither the scenery nor costumes looked new, and, according to the Evening Standard, this was the cheapest looking production yet staged. However, Jason Donovan was effective as Frank.Commentaires longs: Jason Donovan as ' Frank N Furter', Ken Morley as 'The Narrator'.
Rocky Horror Show (The) (2000-11-Circle in the Square Theatre-Broadway)Type de série: Revival
Théâtre: Circle in the Square Theatre (Broadway - Etats-Unis) Durée : 1 an 1 mois 3 semaines Nombre : 30 previews - 437 représentationsPremière Preview : 19 October 2000
Première: 15 November 2000
Dernière: 06 January 2002Mise en scène : Chorégraphie : Producteur : Commentaires longs: The Rocky Horror Show had a longer revival on Broadway from October 2000 to January 2002 at the Circle in the Square Theatre and featured Tom Hewitt (later Terrance Mann) as "Frank N. Furter" , Alice Ripley as Janet. Raúl Esparza (later Sebastian Bach) as "Riff Raff", rock singer Joan Jett as "Columbia", funny lady Lea DeLaria (later Jason Wooten) as "Eddie/Dr. Scott", and Daphne Rubin-Vega of Rent fame as "Magenta". From October 2001 to January 2002, several guest celebrities played the Narrator role normally performed by Dick Cavett (Kate Clinton took over for a week while Cavett was on vacation), including Gilbert Gottfried, Sally Jesse Raphael, Robin Leach, magicians Penn & Teller, New York Post columnist Cindy Adams, MTV personality Dave Holmes, and talk show host Jerry Springer. It is suggested that the revival, like other shows running at the time, closed early because of financial losses during the time after 9/11. The Revival was nominated for the following Tony Awards: Best Actor: Tom Hewitt; Best Costume Designer: David C. Woolard; Best Director: Christopher Ashley; and Best Musical Revival.
Rocky Horror Show (The) (2003-06-Queen's Theatre-London)Type de série: Revival
Théâtre: Sondheim Theatre (Londres - Angleterre) Durée : 1 semaine Nombre : Première Preview : 23 June 2003
Première: 23 June 2003
Dernière: 05 July 2003Mise en scène : Christopher Malcolm • Chorégraphie : Stacey Haynes • Producteur : Avec : Rhona Cameron/John Stalker (Narrator), Jonathan Wilkes (Frank-n-Furter), Graham Tudor (Rocky), Jon Boydon (Brad), Katie Rowley-Jones (Janet), Neil Couperthwaite (Riff-Raff), Andrea Stevens (Magenta), Sally Hunt (Columbia), Drew Jaymson (Eddie/Dr Scott)Commentaires : Partie de l'UK Tour connu comme le "30th Birthday Tour".Commentaires longs: Dates du tour:
16 Jun 03 to 21 Jun 03 - New Theatre, Cardiff
9 Jun 03 to 14 Jun 03 - The Hexagon, Reading
26 May 03 to 31 May 03 - Royal & Derngate, Northampton
19 May 03 to 24 May 03 - Grand Theatre and Opera House, Leeds
12 May 03 to 17 May 03 - Theatre Royal, Nottingham
5 May 03 to 10 May 03 - New Wimbledon Theatre, Outer London
28 Apr 03 to 3 May 03 - Cliffs Pavilion, Southend-on-Sea
21 Apr 03 to 26 Apr 03 - Liverpool Empire Theatre, Liverpool
14 Apr 03 to 19 Apr 03 - Theatre Royal, Plymouth
7 Apr 03 to 12 Apr 03 - Empire Theatre, Sunderland
31 Mar 03 to 5 Apr 03 - Birmingham Hippodrome, Birmingham
24 Mar 03 to 29 Mar 03 - Hull New Theatre, Hull
17 Mar 03 to 22 Mar 03 - Theatre Royal, Brighton
10 Mar 03 to 15 Mar 03 - De Montfort Hall, Leicester
3 Mar 03 to 8 Mar 03 - Wycombe Swan, High Wycombe
24 Feb 03 to 1 Mar 03 - Opera House, Manchester
17 Feb 03 to 22 Feb 03 - Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield
10 Feb 03 to 15 Feb 03 - Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury
3 Feb 03 to 8 Feb 03 - Milton Keynes Theatre, Milton Keynes
27 Jan 03 to 1 Feb 03 - Mayflower Theatre, Southampton
20 Jan 03 to 25 Jan 03 - Grand Opera House, Belfast
13 Jan 03 to 18 Jan 03 - Regent Theatre, Stoke-on-Trent
7 Jan 03 to 11 Jan 03 - Jersey Opera House, St Helier
2 Jan 03 to 5 Jan 03 - Fairfield Hall, Outer London
2 Dec 02 to 7 Dec 02 - New Victoria Theatre, Woking
25 Nov 02 to 30 Nov 02 - Hippodrome, Bristol
18 Nov 02 to 23 Nov 02 - New Theatre (formerly known as Apollo Theatre), Oxford
11 Nov 02 to 16 Nov 02 - Richmond Theatre, Outer London
4 Nov 02 to 9 Nov 02 - Alhambra Theatre, Bradford
28 Oct 02 to 2 Nov 02 - His Majesty's Theatre, Aberdeen
21 Oct 02 to 26 Oct 02 - Festival Theatre, Edinburgh
14 Oct 02 to 19 Oct 02 - King's Theatre, Glasgow
4 Oct 02 to 12 Oct 02 - Churchill Theatre, Bromley
30 Sep 02 to 12 Oct 02 - Churchill Theatre, Bromley
Rocky Horror Show (The) (2006-07-Playhouse Theatre-London)Type de série: Revival
Théâtre: Playhouse Theatre (Londres - Angleterre) Durée : 2 semaines Nombre : Première Preview : 05 July 2006
Première: 06 July 2006
Dernière: 22 July 2006Mise en scène : Christopher Luscombe • Chorégraphie : Jenny Arnold • Producteur : Avec : Steve Pemberton/ Nigel Planer/ Roger Lloyd-Pack (Narrator – 1 week each), David Bedella ((Frank-n-Furter), Julian Essex-Spurrier (Rocky ), Matthew Cole (Brad), Suzanne Shaw (Janet), Iain Davey (Riff-Raff), Shona White (Magenta), Kay Murphy (Columbia), Nathan Amzi (Eddie/Dr Scott)Commentaires : This was the prelude to yet another new touring production, playing briefly in the West End before opening in Glasgow for a six month tour.
Rocky Horror Show (The) (2007-01-Comedy Theatre-London)Type de série: Revival
Théâtre: Harold Pinter Theatre (Londres - Angleterre) Durée : 3 semaines Nombre : Première Preview : 21 December 2006
Première: 04 January 2007
Dernière: 27 January 2007Mise en scène : Christopher Luscombe • Chorégraphie : Jenny Arnold • Producteur : Avec : Brian Capron/Steve Pemberton/Danny Baker (Narrator), David Bedella (F rank-n-Furter), Julian Essex-Spurrier (Rocky ), Matthew Cole (Brad), Suzanne Shaw (Janet), Iain Davey (Riff-Raff), Claire Parrish (Magenta), Kay Murphy (Columbia), Nathan Amzi (Eddie/Dr Scott)Commentaires : Back in the West End, for the seventh time—again for a short run prior to the eternal tour!
Rocky Horror Show (The) (2015-09-Playhouse Theatre-London)Type de série: Revival
Théâtre: Playhouse Theatre (Londres - Angleterre) Durée : 2 semaines Nombre : Première Preview : 11 September 2015
Première: 11 September 2015
Dernière: 26 September 2015Mise en scène : Christopher Luscombe • Chorégraphie : Producteur : Avec : Richard O'Brien (Narrator), David Bedella (Frank N Furter), Ben Forster (Brad), Haley Flaherty (Janet), Kristian Lavercome (Riff Raff)Commentaires : The Rocky Horror Show Live is a 2015 British musical performance event simulcast live to cinemas across the United Kingdom and Europe from London's Playhouse Theatre on 17 September 2015. The Gala performance, in aid of Amnesty International, was the highlight of a two-week run of The Rocky Horror Show at the Playhouse from 11–26 September, all starring the show's creator Richard O'Brien.
The Gala performance was broadcast to over 600 cinemas across the UK and Europe; taking more than £600,000 at the UK box office alone. It also beat Legend and Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials to take the top spot at the UK box office.
An edited version was later broadcast on BBC America in the United States, on Sky Arts in the United Kingdom, SBS in Australia, Canal+ Extra in Spain, and on YLE Teema in Finland.
Rocky Horror Show (The) (2021-10-Peacock Theatre-London)Type de série: revival
Théâtre: Peacock Theatre (Londres - Angleterre) Durée : 1 semaine Nombre : Première Preview : 20 October 2021
Première: 20 October 2021
Dernière: 30 October 2021Mise en scène : Christopher Luscombe • Chorégraphie : Producteur :
Rocky Horror Show (The) (2023-06-Peacock Theatre-London)Type de série: Revival
Théâtre: Peacock Theatre (Londres - Angleterre) Durée : 1 mois 1 semaine Nombre : Première Preview : 03 May 2023
Première: 03 May 2023
Dernière: 10 June 2023Mise en scène : Christopher Luscombe • Chorégraphie : Producteur : Avec : Richard Meek (Brad Majors), Stephen Webb (Frank), Philip Franks (The Narrator), Haley Flaherty (Janet), Kristian Lavercombe (Riff Raff), Lauren Ingram (Columbia), Ben Westhead (Rocky), Joe Allen (Eddie / Dr Scott), Reece Budin (Phantom), Jordan Fox (Phantom), Rachel Grundy (Phantom), Danny Knott (Male Swing), Suzie Mcadam (Magenta), Darcey Finden (Phantom), Stefania Du Toit (swing and dance captain)
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