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Nov

Australia’s favourite party show returns to Melbourne

ROCKY HORROR SHOW RETURNS TO MELBOURNE!

Producers Howard Panter, John Frost and GWB Entertainment today announced that the 2018 Australian tour Richard O’Brien’s The Rocky Horror Show will play in Melbourne at Her Majesty’s Theatre from 13 July next year for a strictly limited season. This fresh new production of The Rocky Horror Show, which has been seen by 20 million people worldwide, will re-open the refurbished Festival Theatre at the Adelaide Festival Centre from 28th December 2017, then play at QPAC, Brisbane from 18th January, and the Crown Theatre, Perth from 17th February.

Tickets for the Melbourne season go on sale on 24 November 2017.

Leading the cast will be television and theatre star Craig McLachlan, donning Frank N Furter’s legendary fishnet stockings in his Helpmann Award-winning role. Joining Craig will be Kristian Lavercombe who astounded audiences in the 2014/5 tour as Riff Raff, musical theatre favourites Amanda Harrison (Wicked, We Will Rock You) as Magenta, Nadia Komazec (Matilda, The Phantom of the Opera) as Columbia and Brendan Irving (The Bodyguard, An Officer and A Gentleman) as Rocky, alongside Adam Rennie (Jekyll & Hyde, Love Never Dies) as Eddie and Dr Scott.

Playing the roles of Brad and Janet, the naïve young couple caught up in a situation they don’t understand, are Rob Mallett (Les Misérables, Singin’ In The Rain) and Michelle Smitheram (Dream Lover – The Bobby Darin Musical, Georgy Girl).

The ensemble cast includes Bianca Baykara (The King & I, Priscilla Queen of the Desert), Ross Chisari (Aladdin, Man of La Mancha), Hollie James (My Fair Lady, Carrie The Musical), Hayley Martin (Anything Goes, Singin’ In The Rain), Stephen McDowell (Jesus Christ Superstar, Mary Poppins) and Geoffrey Winter (The Bodyguard, Into The Woods).

“We are thrilled to bring The Rocky Horror Show with this exciting new cast to Melbourne. With Craig leading this wonderfully talented group of performers, this is sure to be an even wilder and sexier night out than ever before,” said the producers. “Melbourne theatregoers have always been the most enthusiastic. When the 2018 tour was announced we received so many requests from Melbourne asking when their favourite rock and roll musical was returning, we couldn’t help but say yes. To say we are thrilled to dance the Time Warp across Australia again is an understatement. Give yourself over to absolute pleasure before madness takes its toll!”

“STILL THE FUNNIEST AND SEXIEST SHOW AROUND” – London Evening Standard

The Rocky Horror Show is a true classic and one of theatre’s most endearing and outrageously fun shows. It opened at London’s Royal Court Theatre on June 19, 1973, quickly developing a cult following, and was adapted into the 1975 film The Rocky Horror Picture Show, which has the longest- running release in film history. This iconic brand holds a unique place in theatre history, a show which has defied the decades and continued to grow in popularity.

The Rocky Horror Show is currently playing in Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Italy, Argentina, Romania and Slovenia, and about to open in Belgium, Tokyo and other cities in Japan. It has recently closed in Korea and Brazil, and in 2018 will open in Israel, Canada, Iceland and the UK. Millions of people all over the world have and continue to see productions of The Rocky Horror Show and sing along to classics like ‘Sweet Transvestite’, ‘Dammit Janet’, ‘I Can Make You A Man’, ‘Touch-a Touch-a Touch Me’, ‘Over At The Frankenstein Place’ and of course, ‘The Time Warp’.

So give yourself over to absolute pleasure, and let’s do the Time Warp again.

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SEASON DETAILS

Festival Theatre, Adelaide

Season: From 28 December 2017

Performance Times: Tuesday – Saturday 7.30pm, Saturday 2.00pm, Sunday 1.30 & 5.30pm

Price: From $59.90*

Bookings: bass.net.au or 131 246

Groups 8+ (08) 8205 2220

QPAC, Brisbane

Season: From 18 January 2018

Performance Times: Tuesday – Saturday 7.30pm, Saturday 1.30pm, Sunday 1.30 & 5.30pm

Price: From $59.90*

Bookings: qpac.com.au or phone 136 246

Groups 8+ (07) 3840 7466

Crown Theatre, Perth

Season: From 17 February 2018

Performance Times: Tuesday – Saturday 7.30pm, Saturday 2.00pm, Sunday 1.30 & 5.30pm

Price: From $59.90*

Bookings: ticketmaster.com.au or 136 100

Groups 8+ 1300 889 278

Her Majesty’s Theatre, Melbourne

Season: From 13 July 2018

Performance Times: Tuesday – Saturday 7.30pm, Saturday 2.00pm, Sunday 1.30 & 5.30pm

Price: From $55.00*

Bookings: ticketek.com.au or 1300 795 012

Groups 8+ 1300 364 001

TICKETS GO ON SALE FROM 24 NOVEMBER