Book, Music & Lyrics: Richard O’Brien. Ambassador Theatre Group/Gordon Frost Organisation. Director: Christopher Luscombe Crown Theatre, Perth from Feb 14, 2014, then Festival Theatre, Adelaide, from Mar 21 and Comedy Theatre, Melbourne from Apr 26.
The Rocky Horror Show has jetted into Perth, in just the second leg of the national tour.
This 40th anniversary production is fresh and energetic, with the opening scenes having a bright almost cartoonish feel, contrasting beautifully with the heavily decorated old-fashioned, gothic decor of the later castle scenes in a cinematically inspired set by Hugh Durrant.
The performances, without exception are superb. Characterisations were noticeably different to the movie and to previous Australian productions of this show.