It’s astounding, time is fleeting, so Time Warp your way down to the Regent Theatre, Hanley, Stoke on Trent for an fabulous evening of fun, frolics, laughter, music and dancing.
Hurry, you only have until Saturday to see Richard O’Brian’s Rocky Horror Show. So jump to the left, take a step to the right, take your seat and you are in for a treat.
This is one of the best productions of Rocky Horror that I have seen. It retains a flavour of the original film but still being a production in it’s own right. Every member of the company is at the top of their game.
Rocky Horror is the story of a newly engaged, innocent couple on their way to share their happy news with the professor in whose high school class they met. However, they take a wrong turn, get a flat tyre and end up as unexpected guests of the sweetest Tranvestite Frank N Furter. From then on their lives won’t be the same.
The show opens with Suzie McAdam as the Usherette singing Science Fiction, she has a great voice and set the tone perfectly for the rest of the evening.
Brad and Janet, the young innocent couple, are played with a lovely fifties innocence by Ore Oduba and Haley Flaherty.
There is a history of audience participation with this show, and last night was no exception, Brad and Janet were slightly upstaged in their first song by a genius in the audience who had a banner which lit up with Janet’s name in coloured lights every time Brad sang her name. The audience loved it and credit to both Ore and Haley, they remained in character and didn’t let it distract them.
The audience participation didn’t stop there with responses to the Narrator all through the show and when the Time Warp started the whole theatre stood up and joined in.
The Narrator is played brilliantly by Phillip Franks, who has the best ad libs and a great poem about a current leading politician who shall remain nameless. He dealt with every response perfectly.
The three members of the household, Magenta, Columbia and Riff Raff are played by Suzie McAdam, Lauren Ingram and Kristian Lavercombe.
Frank N Furter is played by Stephen Webb and is gloriously over the top and beyond fabulous.
I really enjoyed the show, I love seeing the audience dress up as the main characters and it is such a fan favourite, it runs for 2 hours including the interval and if you want a night where you come out of the theatre smiling then this is the show for you.
I also want to pay credit to the the lighting team, the lighting design for the show was excellent.
It is advised that due to some adult themes in the show that it would not be suitable for children under the age of 12.
Richard O’Brian’s Rocky Horror Show runs until Saturday 18th June, at the Regent Theatre, Hanley, Stoke on Trent, and you can purchase tickets by following the link below;