Rocky Horror Show to Return to the West End

News   Rocky Horror Show to Return to the West End The Rocky Horror Show will return to the West End for a limited holiday engagement at the Comedy Theatre.

Performances of the rock-n-roll musical will begin Dec. 21 and play through Jan. 27, 2007. The cast will feature David Bedella as Frank N Furter and Suzanne Shaw as Janet with several celebrity narrators to be announced.

Christopher Luscombe will direct the upcoming production with choreography by Jenny Arnold. The creative team will also include Janet Bird (set design), Sue Blane (costume design), Nick Richings (lighting design), Rick Clarke (sound design) and Simon Beck (musical direction).

The Rocky Horror Show, according to press notes, "follows squeaky-clean sweethearts Brad and Janet on an adventure they'll never forget, with the scandalous Frank N Furter, rippling Rocky and vivacious Magenta." Song titles include "Sweet Transvestite," "Damn It Janet" and "Time Warp."

The Rocky Horror Show — with music, lyrics and book by Richard O'Brien — bowed in London in 1973. It played Broadway's Belasco Theatre from March 10, 1975 through April 5, 1975, with a cast led by Tim Curry, Jamie Donnelly and Meat Loaf. The 1975 film also cast Curry as Frank-N-Furter opposite Susan Sarandon's Janet Weiss and Barry Bostwick's Brad Majors. The Tony-nominated revival at New York's Circle in the Square Theatre boasted a cast that comprised Dick Cavett, Lea DeLaria, Jarrod Emick, Tom Hewitt, Joan Jett, Alice Ripley, Daphne Rubin Vega, Raúl Esparza, Sebastian LaCause and Kevin Cahoon.

The Comedy Theatre is located in London at 6 Panton Street. Tickets, priced £15-£42.50, are available by calling 0870 060 6637 or by visiting www.rockyhorror.co.uk.