Rennie Steps in as Frank N Furter

Adam Rennie replaces McLachlan in Rocky Horror Show

Producers Howard Panter, John Frost and GWB Entertainment have announced that Adam Rennie will perform the role of Frank N Furter for the forthcoming Brisbane and Perth seasons of The Rocky Horror Show.
The new production of the revived cult-classic musical recently opened in Adelaide where original lead Craig McLachlan has left the show due to alleged workplace misconduct.
Although already the understudy to the iconic role of Fran N Furter, Rennie took to the stage in Adelaide this week after a short rehearsal period, to rapturous applause and by all accounts performed the role brilliantly!  Producer John Frost said he was proud of the excellent performance delivered from the full cast and was looking forward to bringing the show to QPAC in Brisbane next week.
The Adelaide Advertiser said “Rennie has the looks, the legs, the luscious lips and most importantly of all, the lungs to make a meal of this iconic role……the night was Rennie’s and it was a triumph, and the audience stood and screamed their heads off.”
Rennie recently returned to Australia after moving to New York in 2012 where he performed in Dirty Rotten ScoundrelsPriscilla Queen of the Desert, the Australian musical Once We Lived Here and the national tour of Flashdance -The Musical. He is a 2008 graduate of The Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts and his Australasian credits include Crazy for You, Jekyll & Hyde, The Producers, Prodigal and Love Never Dies. He has also worked alongside the legendary Debbie Reynolds in Irene.
He will be joined on stage in Brisbane by Cameron Daddo playing the Narrator, Kristian Lavercombe who astounded audiences in the 2014/15 tour as Riff Raff, musical theatre favourites Amanda Harrison as Magenta, Nadia Komazec as Columbia and Brendan Irving as Rocky. Playing the roles of Brad and Janet, the naïve young couple caught up in a situation they don’t understand, are Rob Mallettand Michelle Smitheram. The ensemble cast includes Geoffrey Winter, Bianca Baykara, Ross Chisari, Hollie James, Hayley Martin and Stephen McDowell.
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.
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