Rocky Horror show set for 40th anniversary celebration tour

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Since its first appearance at the Royal Court Theatre in June 1973, Richard O’Brien’s The Rocky Horror Show has become the world’s favourite Rock N’ Roll musical.

It has been performed worldwide for nearly 40 years in over 20 countries and has been translated into more than 10 languages. To celebrate its 40th anniversary, a fresh new production is back for a year-long UK National adventure starting at Brighton’s Theatre Royal on December 17 2012.

This musical extravaganza will feature all of its famous musical classics including “Science Fiction/Double Feature”, “Dammit Janet” and, of course, the timeless floor-filler, “The Time-Warp”. The casting announcement for the 40th Anniversary tour will be made shortly.

The Rocky Horror Show tells the story of Brad and his fiancée Janet, two squeaky clean college kids who meet Dr Frank’n’Furter by chance when their car breaks down outside his house whilst on their way to visit a college professor. It is an adventure they’ll never forget, with fun, frolics, frocks, and frivolity, bursting with timeless songs and outrageous outfits. Directed by Christopher Luscombe, The Rocky Horror Show is a guaranteed party, which famously combines science-fiction, horror, comedy and music and encourages audience participation meaning, of course, getting dressed in your most outrageous fancy dress.

The Rocky Horror Show was first performed on June 19, 1973 at the Royal Court Theatre. It was an immediate success, transferring to three London theatres. It was transformed into a film in 1975 called ‘The Rocky Horror Picture Show’. This film adaptation took over $135 million at the Box Office and is still shown in cinemas around the world nearly 37 years after its premiere, making it the longest running theatrical release in film history.

Many stars, including Russell Crowe, Tim Curry, Jerry Springer and Meatloaf have appeared in The Rocky Horror Show over the past 40 years.

Ready to thrill you with fun and naughty moments, O’Brien’s Rocky Horror Show is the boldest bash of them all. Be warned, this show has rude parts.

The Rocky Horror Show 40th Anniversary Tour

17 December – 5 January 2013 Brighton: Theatre Royal 0844 871 7650

14 January – 19 January 2013 Bristol: Hippodrome 0844 871 7652

21 January – 26 January 2013 Wimbledon: New Theatre 0844 871 7646

28 January – 2 February 2013 Birmingham: New Alexandra Theatre 0844 871 3011

4 February – 9 February 2013 Aylesbury: Waterside Theatre 0844 871 7652

11 February – 16 February 2013 Liverpool: Empire Theatre 0844 871 3017

18 February – 23 February 2013 Sunderland: Empire Theatre 0844 871 3022

25 February – 2 March 2012 Glasgow: King’s Theatre 0844 871 7648

11 March – 16 March 2013 Edinburgh: Playhouse Theatre 0844 871 3014

18 March – 23 March 2013 Grimsby: Grimsby Auditorium 0844 871 3016

25 March – 30 March 2013 Manchester: Opera House 0844 871 3018

8 April – 13 April 2013 York: Opera House 0844 871 3024

6 May – 11 May 2013 Richmond: Richmond Theatre 0844 871 7651

20 May – 25 May 2013 Stoke: Regent Theatre 0844 871 7649

27 May - 01 June 2013 Bromley: Churchill Theatre 0844 871 7620

24 June - 29 June 2013 Woking: New Victoria Theatre 0844 871 7645

8 July – 13 July 2013 Torquay: Princess Theatre 0844 871 3023

15 July – 20 July 2013 Milton Keynes: Milton Keynes Theatre 0844 871 7652

Further dates to be announced

For online bookings please visit Rocky Horror Show Tickets

Ticket prices range from £12 - £29.50 (with no booking fee) and additional discounts are available for ATG Theatre Card Holders and Millennium Club Members. On sale now, Box Office: 0844 871 3024

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