BrumHour was invited to the press night of The Rocky Horror Show by The Alexandra.
By Dave Massey twitter.com/BrumHour
Richard O’Brien’s Rocky Horror Show at The Alexandra
Written by Richard O’Brien, Directed by Christopher Luscombe
Rocky Horror is right to call itself a Legendary Rock and Roll Musical. The fantastic science fiction show just zips on by at two hours including interval. If you dress up and have a bit of dutch courage you will enjoy this brilliantly rolocking show even more. There’s loads of characters to choose from.
When Brad (Ben Adams) and Janet’s (Joanne Clifton) car breaks down outside a strange castle the are unprepared for the sexual visitors who already reside there.
Packed full of brilliant songs from The Time Warp to Sweet Transvestite and Laura Harrison (Magenta) belting out Science Fiction Double Feature as the Usherette.
Appearing exclusively to Birmingham’s Alexandra Theatre is the one and only Alison Hammond as the narrator. The reception Alison received was fantastic and certainly proved a worthy narrator joining the cast. The audience has lines they can shout out too at different points and scripts for the audience are available one several websites.
This restaged version is a transforming set which takes the audience from the dark wet streets through to Frank N Furter’s (Duncan James puts on a brilliant performance in full on heels and suspenders) lab where he is building the ultimate man for himself, Rocky (Callum Evans).
Aside from great vocals from Ben Adams and Joanne Clifton there are the assured performances of Miracle Chance as Columbia, Ross Chisari in dual roles as Eddie and Doctor Scott, plus Rocky Horror veteran Kristian Lavercombe brings an even more Richard O’Brien style to Riff Raff than I remember from previous performances.
The Rocky Horror show is just fantastic and was top of my list for returning shows coming to Birmingham this year. Book tickets while you can, before 25th May at The Alexandra.
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Dave Massey can be found eating crisps and claiming to be at the gym. And tweeting about Birmingham for #BrumHour.