Ever since I was 7-years-old, I knew I wanted to be a writer and made my own Mr Men books. Today, I am a freelance writer and have the privilege to review bands, theatre and comedy across Melbourne, not to mention interview some incredible artists.
Put on your red feather boa and do the Time Warp
Rock 'n' roll musical, Rocky Horror Show, has arrived at Her Majesty's Theatre in Melbourne and opening night was magical with a sea of red feather boas cast around the necks of the audience. Much loved classics including Sweet Transvestite, Damn It, Janet, I Can Make You A Man, Science Fiction and the iconic Time Warp sound out across the theatre filling it with an invigorating party vibe. Seen around the world in over 30 countries in 20 different languages, the popular musical has stood the test of time.
Written by Richard O'Brien, Rocky Horror Show is classic production and debuted at London's Royal Court Theatre In 1973. In 1975, the musical was made into a film and quickly gained a cult following.
Rocky Horror Show - Get down to Her Majesty Theatre
Todd McKenney and Shane Jacobson, lead the cast as Frank N' Furter and the Narrator, respectively. Joining the duo is Kristian Lavercombe as Riff Raff and the roles of naive couple Brad and Janet, are beautifully performed by and Michelle Smitheram and Rob Mallett. Whilst heading out to visit an old professor, Brad and Janet get a flat tyre along the way and unsuspectingly knock on the door of Frank N' Furter. All that ensues is remanent of mad scientist antics with Frank N' Furter at the helm.
Tod McKenney was sensational as Frank N' Furter and dominated each scene he was in. I've always had a lot of respect for McKenney's talents but this show just proved his prowess and gave us a glimpse of his wild side. Brendan Irving was incredible as Rocky but stand-out was Nadia Komazec as Columbia. Komazec had the audience in the palm of her hand with her comedic antics. I absolutely loved Shane Jacobson and he demonstrated his quick wit when an unwanted comment came from the audience in relation to Jacobson's career. "Are you getting paid as much as I am to make that comment?"
Special mention goes out to Musical Director, Dave Skelton and Nathan M Wright for his sassy and exhilarating choreography. This punchy musical is a must-see and continued to gain momentum to the very end.