Churchill Theatre, Bromley – until 20th April 2019
Reviewed by Alexandra Sykes
When you get a phone call just before half 5 asking if you can review Rocky Horror Show that evening there is only one answer, “let me grab my fishnets”. Despite the short notice and the return journey to
the venue being longer than the show it is impossible to say no to Rocky Horror Show.
Laura Harrison (the Usherette and Mangenta) starts the show off by singing Science Fiction/Double Feature with the audience cheering and singing along. Joanne Clifton and Ben Adams bring Janet and Brad to life respectively with Kristian Lavercombe playing the role of Riff Raff, a role he has played for over 1000 performances. With Miracle Chance as Columbia and Rose Chisari as Eddie and Dr Scott. Callum Evans plays Rocky and his background in gymnastics is used to advantage during the show with Evans incorporating gymnastic moves into various dance routines. Stephen Webb’s Frank N Furter is one of the best incarnations of the character I have seen but the true star of the show last night was Philip Franks as the Narrator. Franks took the heckles from the audience and had them laughing at his responses, especially after he encouraged the audience to come back in a few weeks to heckle Anne Widicome in the same way.
Despite a few technical hitches throughout the show the actors carried on as if it were completely normal. The audience participation made the show what it is and it is impossible to see the same show twice. All in all a good night out to a show that should be made compulsory viewing.