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Richard O'Brien's Rocky Horror Show - UK Tour

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Suspenders & Sweet Transvestites As Rocky Horror Tours
Get your suspenders and feather boas ready as it's time to do the time warp again. Yes, The Rocky Horror Show is back and heading across the country on tour.

Richard O'Brien's Rocky Horror Show, UK Tour, 2016,
Richard O'Brien's Rocky Horror Show goes on tour


A new UK tour of the hugely popular Richard O'Brien's Rocky Horror Show launches in December and stars Paul Cattermole from S Club 7 pop fame. Accompanying him is a cast of famous faces including hunk Ben Freeman from Emmerdale, the former X Factor contestant Diana Vickers and Kristian Lavercombe.

The production is the 40th anniversary version, which was created by director Christopher Luscombe, and toured a few years ago.

Operning at Brighton's Theatre Royal on December 14, the show will stop then off at venues including Birmingham's New Alexandra Theatre, New Wimbledon Theatre and Richmond Theatre near London, and Manchester Opera House.

Richard O'Brien's Rocky Horror Show, UK Tour, 2016,
Fun and madcap antics in Rocky Horror have made it a cult classic


It tells the story of Brad and his fiancée Janet, two squeaky clean college kids, who meet Dr Frank'n'Furter by chance when their car breaks down outside his house whilst on their way to visit their former college professor.

As they get invited into his home, the pair are taken on an adventure of fun and frolics with a soundtrack of memorable songs and outrageous outfits - both on stage and encouraged among the lively audience.

The Rocky Horror Show has become synonymous with a night of fun-filled and saucy entertainment with plenty of dancing down the aisles. Then there are the songs - from Sweet Transvestite to Dammit Janet and The Time Warp.

Richard O'Brien's Rocky Horror Show, UK Tour, 2016,
Diana Vickers stars in The Rocky Horror Show


Paul Cattermole will play the role of Eddie and Dr Scott, while Emmerdale actor Ben Freeman takes on the role of Brad Majors. There is also Diana Vickers starring as Janet Weiss and Rocky Horror regular Kristian Lavercombe returns as Riff Raff.

Since its first appearance at the Royal Court Theatre in June 1973, Richard O'Brien's The Rocky Horror Show has become the world's favourite Rock N' Roll musical.

The show continues to break box office records around the world and has been performed worldwide for more than 40 years in over 30 countries as well as being translated into more than 20 languages.

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Richard O'Brien's Rocky Horror Show tours the UK for a year


Many Hollywood stars have even appeared in The Rocky Horror Show over the past four decades from Russell Crowe to Jerry Springer and Meatloaf.

Rocky Horror Show - UK Tour
Running time - 2hrs
Tickets cost from £15 - £56.50 from the ATG theatre ticket website.

Dec 18, 2015 - Jan 2, 2016 - Theatre Royal Brighton, Brighton

Jan 5 - 16, 2016 - Opera House Manchester,

Jan 25 - 30, 2016 - New Alexandra Theatre Birmingham,

Feb 1 - 6, 2016 - Liverpool Empire

Feb 15 - 20, 2016 - Sunderland Empire, Sunderland

Feb 29 - March 5, 2016 - New Wimbledon Theatre

Mar 7 - 12, 2016 - Princess Theatre Torquay

Mar 28 - April 2, 2016 - Edinburgh Playhouse

April 11 - 16, 2016 - Grand Opera House York

April 18 - 23, 2016 - Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

May 2 - 7, 2016 - Richmond Theatre, Richmond

May 23 - 28, 2016 - Regent Theatre, Stoke-on-Trent

June 27 - Jul 2, 2016 - New Victoria Theatre, Woking

July 18 - 23, 2016 - Bristol Hippodrome Theatre

August 8 - 13, 2016 - King's Theatre Glasgow
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Why? So you can do the Time Warp again
When: Touring From December 2015 to August 2016
Phone: Various - see theatre list
Where: UK Tour - Manchester, Birmingham, London and more
Cost: From £15
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