The Gala Charity Performance of The Rocky Horror Show on 17th September, at the Playhouse Theatre, London in aid of Amnesty International, was broadcast to over 600 cinemas across the UK and Europe. Celebrity guest star narrators including comedy legend Stephen Fry, Great British Bake Off host Mel Giedroyc, Spice Girl Emma Bunton, comedy actor Ade Edmondson and Merlin star Anthony Head joined the cast and the creator of The Rocky Horror Show, Richard O’Brien on stage to share the role of The Narrator.
Rocky Horror Show live screening was number one performer in UK cinemas grossing over £600,000 at the Box Office, beating Legend and The Maze Runner. Rocky Horror Live was trending on Twitter throughout the evening, with thousands of fans interacting about the event.
Fans across Europe turned up in fancy dress to watch the special screening at their chosen cinema and all took a jump to the left in probably the largest simultaneous Time Warp ever! Celebrity fans including Melanie C, Kimberley Walsh, Martin Clunes, Jane Horrocks, Jade Jones, Louie Spence, Paul Cattermole, Shappi Khorsandi and Daisy Head showed their support from the Playhouse Theatre, London.
Marc Allenby at Picturehouse Entertainment said: ‘We are delighted with the broadcast of Rocky Horror Live, the response of audiences across the UK and Europe has been phenomenal it’s been a pleasure partnering with the team and ATG on this fantastic theatre and cinema event and we are looking forward to further collaborations in the future.’
The limited London run of Rocky Horror Show, awarded 5 stars by the Daily Telegraph, at the Playhouse Theatre, London continues until Saturday 26th September