Review: The Rocky Horror Show

Review: The Rocky Horror Show

Last night I went to watch The Rocky Horror Show at the Liverpool Empire. I hadn’t watched it since sometime in 1994 or 1996 when I was in 6th Form so what did I think?

Since it first opened in London in June 1973 at the Royal Court’s Theatre Upstairs, Richard O’Brien’s Rocky Horror Show has become the world’s favourite Rock ‘N’ Roll musical, having been performed worldwide for over 45 years in more than 30 countries and translated into 20 languages.

The story revolves around a recently engaged couple who plan to visit their good friend Dr Everett. V Scott. However, before they reach his home, they fall upon some car trouble and find themselves seeking assistance at a castle oozing with ominousness. Once inside, they discover a raucous party of strange individuals who introduce their master, Dr Frank-N-Furter. He invites the couple to stay and witness the birth of his recent experiment – a scientifically-made man named Rocky (named so because of the rocks in his head). The couple stay the night and find themselves compelled by the seductions of Dr Frank-N-Furter, who spoils their seemingly naïve and innocent image, making them feather-bowered spectators to the unravelling secrets of the sweet transvestites from Transylvania.

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Review: The Rocky Horror Show

Ore Oduba plays the iconic Brad Majors alongside Hayley Flaherty’s Janet Weiss and from the moment The Rocky Horror Show started last night in Liverpool, it took less than 20 minutes to have practically the whole audience on their feet dancing the time warp. The energy in the theatre was electric, with phone waving at almost the first song and audience participation within seconds from costume clad super fans – all this on a Monday night too.

The show felt fun, crazy and bizarre and did not feel to have dated. It was a roller coaster and I LOVED it. The way the cast worked off the audience; you’ve got to be incredibly confident the audience will give you what you want to work in that way and it was superb.

I had a 12 year old in tow, which wasn’t a good idea, but I won’t sully this review of the fabulous show with why. If you’re interested you can read that review.

In Frank N Furter’s own words there’s no crime in giving yourself to pleasure, and if you want a fab night out do go and watch this amazing show.

You can get tickets here . Do book now, you will not regret it.

What the press have said about The Rocky Horror Show:

“Panto for grown-ups–colourful, in your face, relentlessly energetic andhigh on audience participation”–The Times“

Hard to think of another musical quite as unique as this. Christopher Luscombe’s affectionate production feels like a genuine blast from the past”–Mail onSunday

“As delightfully naughty as ever!”–Daily Telegraph

“So fast, so funny, so sexy”–Daily Mail

“Still the sexiest and funniest show in town”–Evening Standard

The Rocky Horror Show plays at the Liverpool Empire, before continuing its UK tour throughout 2022. It was last in Manchester in August last year, so no doubt it’ll be back here in no time (warp)!

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