Get set to roll with Rocky Horror treat
By JOANNE JARVIS SHARPEN your stilettos and pull on your fishnets because one of the biggest rock n roll musicals is coming to Cambridge. Directed by Christopher Luscombe, T
By JOANNE JARVIS
SHARPEN your stilettos and pull on your fishnets because one of the biggest rock 'n' roll musicals is coming to Cambridge.
Directed by Christopher Luscombe, The Rocky Horror Show will be staged at the Corn Exchange from Monday May 14-Saturday May 19.
Richard O'Brien's quirky new production follows the story of squeaky clean sweethearts Brad Majors and Janet Weiss, who run into tyre trouble and then seek help at the castle of Dr Frank N Furter, a transvestite who is holding the annual convention of visitors from the planet Transsexual.
And then Dr Furter, who is in the middle of one of his mechanical experiments, unveils his creation, a young man named Rocky Horror.
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Dr Furter will be played by award- winning West End and Broadway star David Bedella (Holby City) who has starred in The Chorus Line, West Side Story, Jesus Christ Superstar, and Jerry Springer - The Opera.
Narrated by panto star Christopher Biggins, the production will no doubt be full of timeless classics such as Time Warp, Sweet Transvestite, and Damn It Janet.
After 30 years the show still manages to wow audiences, so expect a night of fun and frivolity.
Performances start at 7.30pm Monday-Thursday and at 5pm and 8pm Friday and Saturday.
Tickets normally range from £18-£29.50 and are available by calling the box office on 01223 357851.
But The Crow is offering readers £15 tickets for any seat for any performance between Monday and Thursday - normal prices are £26.50, £20, £18.
When you contact the box office, just mention Crow offer.
For more information visit www.rockyhorror.co.uk
# The production opened in London on June 19, 1973
# It came eighth in a BBC Radio 2 listener poll of the Nation's Number One Essential Musicals
# The musical was developed by Richard O'Brien in collaboration with Australian theatre director Jim Sharman, who already had experience directing rock musicals with Australian productions such as Jesus Christ Superstar