The Rocky Horror Show Live Review

Broadcast live to cinema’s – original broadcast 17 September 2015

Celebrating 42 years of Rocky Horror, the marvellous musical was broadcast live to cinema’s throughout the world from The Playhouse Theatre in London.  Starring Richard O’Brien as one of the many narrators this was a night to a remember.

Watching the Rocky Horror show is not contained to watching the stage, the audience are equally as entertaining.  Even in a tiny cinema in North Yorkshire, people made the effort to dress to impress and possibly shock a few of the other cinema goers who weren’t quite expecting to see grown men in corsets, fishnets and stilettos.

Ben Forster and Hayley Flaherty as Brad and Janet were tremendous.  Sophie Linder-Lee (Columbia) and Jayde Westaby (Magenta) were brilliant especially encouraging Janet during “Touch Me”.  Rocky (Dominic Anderson) was muscular to the extreme and now I’m a muscle fan, and Richard Meek in the dual role of nephew Eddie and uncle Dr Scott was fabulous.  But the phenomenal reviews must go to David Bedella as one of the best Frank’s ever and the joyfully wonderful Kristian Lavercombe as Riff Raff.  But who can fail not to love and be inspired by the master of them all Richard O’Brien now fencing with the audience in the role of narrator.

Rocky Horror never grows old.  With each new generation comes an new legion of fans ready to do the Time Warp and with the show touring the UK later in the year a lot of people can enjoy the the live show

This gala show included Stephen Fry, Adrian Edmondson, Emma Bunton, Mel Giedroyc and Anthony Head as the guest narrators who managed to deal admirably with the hecklers.

The show was living by its core beliefs “Don’t Dream It – Be It” raising money for Amnesty International and it is still possible to donate by texting 70505