Rocky Horror Aussie Tour 2014

Published on 6th Dec, 2013

Nicholas Christo, Tim Maddren, Ashlea Pyke, Craig McLachlan, Erika Heynatz, Brendan Irving & Christie Whelan Browne (c) Jeff Busby

The 2014 Australian tour of Richard O’Brien’s The Rocky Horror Show opens in January at the Lyric Theatre, QPAC, Brisbane followed by seasons at the Crown Theatre, Perth in February, the Festival Theatre, Adelaide in March, and the Comedy Theatre, Melbourne in April.
The coveted role of Frank N Furter will be played by television and theatre star Craig McLachlan, fresh from shooting the title role in the second series of ABC TV’s top rating drama series The Doctor Blake Mysteries. Playing the roles of Janet and Brad, the naïve young couple caught up in a situation they don’t understand, will be musical theatre favourites Christie Whelan Browne (A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum, Shane Warne The Musical) and Tim Maddren (Hi 5, The Addams Family). Reprising his role as Riff Raff, Frank’s loyal handyman, which he played in New Zealand and the UK will be Kristian Lavercombe, while his sister Magenta will be played by Erika Heynatz, who was nominated for a Helpmann Award for her debut musical theatre role in Legally Blonde.
Columbia, the groupie in Frank’s entourage, will be played by Ashlea Pyke (Legally Blonde), and Eddie and Dr Scott will be Nicholas Christo (My Fair Lady). In his first leading role as Frank’s creation Rocky will be Brendan Irving (An Officer and a Gentleman). The Phantoms will be played by Vincent Hooper (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels), Luigi Lucente (Wicked), Meghan O’Shea (A Chorus Line) and Angela Scundi (Spring Awakening), while the Swing/ Dance Captain will be James Maxfield (A Chorus Line).

“We are thrilled to have found the perfect cast for the 40th Anniversary Australian tour of this much loved iconic musical,” said producers Howard Panter and John Frost. “There is no one who can play the character of Frank N Furter like Craig McLachlan. He oozes that risqué charm that an actor playing Frank needs, as well as bucket loads of sex appeal. And after an extensive audition process we have secured a group of exciting musical theatre talents to complete the cast. We know audiences are going to love doing the Time Warp with this wonderful cast again.”
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. In 2010 the music of Rocky Horror was showcased in the smash hit TV show Glee, seen by over 20 million people world wide. Rocky Horror even has its own postage stamp.
Millions of people all over the world have and continue to see productions of The Rocky Horror Show and sung 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.

Lyric Theatre , QPAC, Brisbane

Season: From 8 January 2014
Performance Times: Tuesday – Saturday 7.30pm
Saturday 1.30pm, Sunday 1.30pm & 5.30pm
Price: From $59.90*
Bookings: qpac.com.au or phone 136 246
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Crown Theatre , Perth

Season: From 14 February 2014
Performance Times: Tuesday – Saturday 8.00pm
Saturday 2.00pm, Sunday 1.30pm & 5.30pm
Price: From $59.90*
Bookings: Ticketek.com.au or 132 849
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Festival Theatre , Adelaide

Season: From 20 March 2014
Performance Times: Tuesday – Saturday 7.30pm
Saturday 2.00pm, Sunday 1.30pm & 5.30pm
Price: From $59.90*
Bookings: bass.net.au or 131 246
Save with Groups of 8 or more (08) 8205 2220
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Comedy Theatre , Melbourne

Season: From 24 April 2014
Performance Times: Tuesday – Saturday 8.00pm
Saturday 2.00pm, Sunday 1.30pm & 5.30pm
Price: From $59.90*
Bookings: ticketmaster.com.au or phone 1300 111 011
Save with Groups of 8 or more 1300 889 278
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