40th Anniversary Production of Rocky Horror Will Play Melbourne in 2014; Craig McLachlan Cast as Frank 'N' Furter

News   40th Anniversary Production of Rocky Horror Will Play Melbourne in 2014; Craig McLachlan Cast as Frank 'N' Furter
Producers Howard Panter and John Frost have announced that the 40th anniversary production of Richard O'Brien's The Rocky Horror Show will play a limited engagement at Melbourne's Comedy Theatre, following stints at the Brisbane's Lyric Theatre, the Crown Theatre in Perth and the Festival Theatre in Adelaide. 

As previously announed, the Brisbane production will open Dec. 31 at the Lyric Theatre, QPAC, and be followed by engagements at the Crown Theatre, Perth, in February 2014, and the Festival Theatre, Adelaide, in March. Performances will begin April 26 in Melbourne. 

This production — currently playing in the U.K. — will feature an all-Australian cast, including television and theatre actor Craig McLachlan ("The Doctor Blake Mysteries") as Frank 'N' Furter. Additional casting will be announced Sept. 30.

"We are thrilled to be able to share this sexy new production of The Rocky Horror Show with Melbourne audiences," said Frost and Panter in a statement. "Fans in Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide are rushing to buy tickets. Audiences obviously can't wait to do the Time Warp again with Craig McLachlan."

Rocky Horror has not been seen in Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide for 15 years.

Here's how the musical is described: "One dark and stormy night, follow squeaky clean sweethearts Brad and Janet as they embark on an adventure they'll never forget, when they stumble upon the scandalous Frank N Furter, the rippling Rocky, a mysterious Riff Raff, the vivacious Magenta and the ultimate show stopping toe tapping gal, Columbia. Get ready for a night of fun, frolics and frivolity in this all-new production of Richard O’Brien's classic iconic story." The Rocky Horror Show opened at London's Royal Court Theatre June 19, 1973, quickly developing a cult following, and was adapted into the 1975 film "The Rocky Horror Picture Show," which has the longest-running release in film history.

For more information and tickets, visit RockyHorrorMusical.com.au.

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