Richard O’Brien’s outrageous classic The Rocky Horror Show is thrusting its way back to the Grand Opera House from Monday 29 March – Sat 3 April, featuring Christopher Biggins as The Narrator and Olivier Award winner David Bedella as the celebrated Frank ‘n’ Furter.
Widely celebrated ‘King of the Jungle’ Christopher Biggins said;
“I love performing in Belfast, the interaction with the audience is always brilliant and the Grand Opera House itself is just a gem. The Rocky fans are some of the best in the country too so I can’t wait to come back!”
The Rocky Horror Show has seduced audiences all over the world for more than thirty years so whether you’re a die-hard fan or a Rocky Virgin, it’s time to celebrate this infamous adventure like never before. Brush up on those pelvic thrusts, squeeze into that corset and slip back into those killer stilettos because the world’s favourite rock ‘n’ roll musical is back with a vengeance!
The Rocky Horror Show tells the story of engaged sweethearts Brad and Janet who are forced to seek refuge in a castle full of the maddest, baddest and sexiest group the world has ever seen. Featuring the timeless classics Sweet Transvestite, Damit Janet and The Time Warp, this is the craziest party you’ll ever go to, so select your seats, dress to impress and get ready for Rocky!
Richard O’Brien is the writer of the The Rocky Horror Show which premiered at the Royal Court Theatre on 19 June 1973. He starred in the 1975 film adaptation as Riff Raff and is also widely recognised as the presenter of the popular TV show ‘The Crystal Maze’. Since premiering, the stage show has been in almost continuous production, and the cinematic version is one of the best known and most ardently followed films of all time.
Richard is currently in the casting process for his forthcoming production of a new pulp fiction detective musical The Stripper, by himself, Richard Hartley and Carter Brown, directed by Bob Carlton. Richard will also be appearing in the show.
Best known for creating the roles of Satan/Warm Up Man in Jerry Springer – The Opera for which he won Best Musical Actor in 2004, David Bedella plays the mad scientist Frank ‘n’ Furter for the 2009/10 UK tour. Bedella has walked the corridors of has BBC1’s popular hospital drama Holby City as Doctor Carlos Fashola and starred in numerous Broadway and US national tours including Jesus Christ Superstar, La Cage Aux Folles, Almost Like Being in Love, Smokey Joe’s Cafe, West Side Story, and A Chorus Line, or which he received the Joseph Jefferson Award for Best Actor in a Musical. He has also played Frank ‘n’ Furter alongside Meat Loaf in The Rocky Horror Show.
Full casting includes: Mark Evans (Brad) Janet Flaherty (Janet), Brian McCann (Riff Raff), Dominic Tribuzio (Rocky) Ceris Hine (Columbia), Kara Lane (Magenta), Nathan Amzi (Eddie/Dr Scott), Stuart Ellis, Marc Leslie, Daniela Valvano, Charlotte Scott and Henry Davis.
Tickets are available from the Grand Opera House Box Office on 028 90274 1919, online at www.goh.co.uk or in person in the theatre foyer. Prices range from £13 – £24.25. For further information visit www.rockyhorror.co.uk
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