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The Rocky Horror Show

The legendary rock’n’roll musical finally in Paris in its original version.
By Richard O'Brien

Presented in its original version (in English) and subtitled in French

The Rocky Horror Show 2 Lido 2 Paris

The Rocky Horror Show

The legendary rock’n’roll musical finally in Paris in its original version.

50 years after its creation, The Rocky Horror Show is finally coming to Paris in its original version with a special anniversary production ready to rock the Lido2Paris for 6 weeks.

Meet Brad and Janet, two squeaky clean college kids, stuck in a creepy mansion with the charismatic Dr Frank’n’Furter.

The Rocky Horror Show is 2 hours of contagious and subversive fun during which the audience sings and dances over timeless classics. More than 30 million people have seen this mad, legendary, rock’n’roll show. Iconic!

 

Author and Composer: Richard O’Brien

Director: Christopher Luscombe

The Rocky Horror Show: Where Glam Rock Meets the Fantastical

The musical “The Rocky Horror Show” holds a special place in the realm of musical theatre as a unique and daring concoction that melded glam rock allure with a touch of macabre fantasy. Created by Richard O’Brien, this iconoclastic masterpiece premiered in 1973 and swiftly commandeered stages around the world, becoming a cult phenomenon adored by fans of all generations.

The narrative revolves around newly-engaged couple Brad Majors and Janet Weiss, who find themselves stranded during a storm at the mansion of the charismatic and eccentric Dr. Frank-N-Furter. This mad scientist and transvestite alien embarks on creating the perfect muscular and alluring “man,” aptly named Rocky. The mansion fills with quirky characters like Magenta, Riff Raff, and Columbia, each oozing their own unique style and offbeat charm.

One of the most striking features of “The Rocky Horror Show” is its audience interaction. Spectators are encouraged to participate by shouting iconic lines, tossing objects, and engaging with the actors on stage. Devoted fans, affectionately referred to as “Rice Krispies” due to the rice thrown during Brad and Janet’s wedding scene, know every line and movement by heart. This interactivity transforms each performance into a one-of-a-kind event and a celebration of unbridled creativity.

The music is equally pivotal to the spectacle. Iconic songs like “Time Warp,” “Sweet Transvestite,” and “Dammit Janet” have become staple anthems in pop culture. The diverse musical style, ranging from rock to vaudeville to romantic ballads, contributes to the electric and eccentric atmosphere of the piece.

Though “The Rocky Horror Show” was initially conceived as a parody of horror and sci-fi films from the 1930s to the 1950s, it evolved to become a queer culture phenomenon and a celebration of sexual diversity and self-expression. The show paved the way for discussions on identity, sexuality, and societal norms, while providing a platform for creativity and artistic exploration.

In conclusion, “The Rocky Horror Show” is more than a mere musical; it is a wildly entertaining journey into extravagance, glamour, and peculiarity. Its unique blend of catchy music, outlandish performances, and audience involvement has cemented it as a global theatrical must-see, and its legacy lives on, continuing to inspire new audiences and captivate audacious minds.

Richard O'Brien Lido 2 Paris
Richard O'Brien Lido 2 Paris

Richard O’Brien, Writer

Richard, who was born in 1942, began his life in the world of entertainment in 1965 when, at the age of 23, he rode horses in British-made movies. He had no desire to become a full-time stuntman and, wisely, took himself off to an evening drama school, which claimed to adhere to the teaching principles of Stanislavski, Lee Strasberg, Stella Adler and anyone else that had decided to embrace the more ‘naturalistic’ approach to acting, commonly known as the Method. In 1967, Richard became an ASM and understudy in a musical touring version of The Barretts of Wimpole Street, retitled as Robert and Elizabeth. He worked backstage in many West End theatres, most notably the Cambridge Theatre at Seven Dials, where, among other duties, he shone a limelight upon John Hanson who, at the age of 46, may well have been the oldest Student Prince that the world had ever laid eyes upon. In 1969, Richard joined an ensemble group in a joyous production of Gulliver’s Travels at the Mermaid Theatre. This show was designed and directed by Sean Kenny. The choreographer was a young Japanese Canadian called David Toguri and, the following year, Richard auditioned for him once again and joined the cast of the British touring production of the American ‘hippie’ musical Hair. After Hair came Jesus Christ Superstar, which was directed by Jim Sharman. The following year, 1973, Jim cast Richard in a Sam Shepard play at the Royal Court Theatre’s Theatre Upstairs. It was here that he met Richard Hartley, his music partner of 40 years. The Rocky Horror Show opened in July of the same year and, slowly but surely, became the biggest cult musical of all time. Other highlights of Richard’s career are, of course, The Crystal Maze, a game show that warmed the autumn nights for Channel 4; the Child Catcher in the first stage production of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang; performing for the Queen in the gardens of Buckingham Palace upon Her Majesty’s 80th birthday, and playing Fagin in a New Zealand production of Oliver!. In a career that has spanned nearly 50 years, Richard has acted with some of the biggest and best-known names in the industry and, lately, he has won over a new and younger crowd of fans as the voice of Lawrence Fletcher, the father of Phineas and Ferb, in the Disney cartoon series of the same name. He is 70 years of age and refuses to make eye contact with the Grim Reaper.

Christopher Luscombe, Lido 2 Paris
Christopher Luscombe, Lido 2 Paris

Christopher Luscombe, Director

Christopher Luscombe’s production of The Rocky Horror Show has toured for the last fifteen years. It has completed three seasons in the West End, played in Australia, New Zealand and South Africa, and has also been broadcast in cinemas worldwide.

 

Christopher read English at Cambridge University. He began his career as an actor, spending seven years with the Royal Shakespeare Company. He went on to appear at the National Theatre, the Old Vic and in the West End. Whilst at Stratford-upon-Avon, he devised and directed The Shakespeare Revue with Malcolm McKee, and this transferred to the Vaudeville Theatre in London. His subsequent productions at Stratford include Twelfth Night, Love’s Labour’s Lost and Much Ado About Nothing, the last two transferring to Chichester Festival Theatre and then to the Theatre Royal, Haymarket. He is an Associate Artist of the RSC.

 

His other directing credits in London include Star Quality and The Madness of George III (Apollo); Home and Beauty (Lyric); Fascinating Aïda (Harold Pinter – Olivier Award nomination for Best Entertainment); The Comedy of Errors and The Merry Wives of Windsor (Shakespeare’s Globe); Nell Gwynn (Shakespeare’s Globe and Apollo – Olivier Award for Best New Comedy); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Regent’s Park); Enjoy (Gielgud); Alphabetical Order (Hampstead); When We Are Married (Garrick – Olivier Award nomination for Best Revival); Travels With My Aunt (Menier Chocolate Factory) and Spamalot (Playhouse).

 

Regional and international credits include Masterpieces (Birmingham); Little Shop of Horrors and The History Boys (Leeds); Hobson’s Choice (Sheffield); Hay Fever (Minneapolis); Henry V (Chicago); While The Sun Shines and The Argument (Bath); The Winter’s Tale (Cincinnati) and tours of The Importance of Being Earnest, Tell Me on a Sunday, The Lady in the Van, Candida, Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime, Single Spies, Admission: One Shilling, Dandy Dick, Blue/Orange and The Nightingales.

 

His operatic work includes Candide and Falstaff (Broadway World nomination for Best New Opera Production) at the Grange Festival and Sweeney Todd for Bergen National Opera. This summer he’ll be directing Gigi for West Green House Opera and Pagliacci at Iford. He returns to the Grange Festival in 2022.

 

In the autumn he will be directing Nigel Havers and Patricia Hodge in Private Lives, which opens at the Theatre Royal Bath and then tours the UK.

Hugh Durrant Lido 2 Paris
Hugh Durrant Lido 2 Paris

Hugh Durrant, Design

HUGH DURRANT’s award-winning designs have been seen worldwide. An MA in Fine Art at Magdalene College, Cambridge, his West End credits include scenery and/or costumes for COPACABANA, SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS, ANASTASIA, THE HOT SHOE SHOW, THE MYSTERY OF IRMA VEP, and the pantomimes CINDERELLA and BABES IN THE WOOD, both at the London Palladium. In the U.S.A he designed costumes for Cher’s show at Caesar’s Palace and her Farewell Tour (for which he won an Emmy award in 2003 for best costumes). Other U.S shows include Barry Manilow’s MUSIC & PASSION (Las Vegas Hilton and on tour), MIDNIGHT FANTASY (Las Vegas Luxor) and ANN-MARGRET HERE, NOW! In the UK his designs at Chichester include: LOCK UP YOUR DAUGHTERS, LADY WINDERMERE’S FAN, MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR, THE WIZARD OF OZ, NYMPH ERRANT, DIVORCE ME DARLING (TMA award) and BABES IN ARMS. Dance design work has been for the Royal Ballet, Nederland Dans Theater, Dutch National Ballet, and Rambert Dance Company. UK tours include British premiere productions of A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC, COMPANY as well as productions as various as AMADEUS, THE BOX FRIEND, FULL CIRCLE (with Joan Collins) and THE MERRY WIDOW. Hugh has been Head of Design for many regional theatres as well as being a noted fashion designer and has also directed and adapted for the stage.

Sue Blane Lido 2 Paris
Sue Blane Lido 2 Paris

Sue Blane, Costume designer

After leaving Central School of Art and Design, London, with a diploma in 1972, Sue spent two years at the Citizens Theatre, Glasgow. Since then, she has designed productions for most of the leading theatre, opera and ballet companies in the UK, and many abroad. She created the costumes for the original cult The Rocky Horror Show, stage and film. Other film credits include: Peter Greenaway’s The Draughtsman’s Contract and Julien Temple’s Absolute Beginners. Her production (set and costume) credits include: designs for The Barber of Seville (Scottish Opera); The Thieving Magpie, The Duenna (Opera North); Christmas Eve (ENO); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (RSC, Stratford-upon-Avon; Stockholm and New National Theatre, Tokyo); Cabaret (Donmar Warehouse); The Relapse (Royal National Theatre); Alice in Wonderland and The Nutcracker (English National Ballet) and Sylvia (Birmingham Royal Ballet). Costume designs include: Guys and Dolls (Royal National Theatre); Porgy and Bess, Carmen (Glyndebourne); La fanciulla del West (La Scala, Milan); The Mikado, The Love for Three Oranges (ENO): The Canterville Ghost (ENB); Lohengrin (Bayreuth); Into the Woods (Old Vic); The Planets (Royal Ballet); Disney’s The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Berlin) and Roman Polanski’s Dance of the Vampires (Vienna, Berlin). She is one of few theatre designers to be a Royal Designer for Industry (RDI) and, in 2007, was awarded an MBE by Her Majesty The Queen for Services to Drama. Currently: costume designs for Kiss Me, Kate (Volksoper, Vienna); The Judas Kiss (Hampstead, Theatre Royal Bath and tour, and opens in the West End in January) and Aladdin, a three-act ballet with Birmingham Royal Ballet, to premiere in February 2013.

Nathan M Wright Lido 2 Paris
Nathan M Wright Lido 2 Paris

Nathan M Wright, Choreographer

Nathan M. Wright is a nominated Artistic Director & Choreographer, working extensively in Large

Scale Events, Film & Television and Musical Theatre.

 

Theatre credits include: The Rocky Horror Show – South Africa, Working Title (New Musical) Choreographer, Aspects of Love (Hayes Theatre) Musical Staging/Producer, Games For Lovers (The Vaults Waterloo), Crazy For You (Watermill Theatre & UK Tour), The Rocky Horror Show UK Tour

2013/16/19 & 21, High Society (The Old Vic – WhatsOnStage and Broadway World nominations for Best Choreography), The Rocky Horror Show (The Playhouse – Broadway World Nomination for Best Choreography), Xanadu (Southwark Playhouse), Fing’s Ain’t Wot They Used T’Be (Stratford East), The Tailor Made Man (Arts Theatre – Broadway World Nomination for Best Choreography), Sweet Smell of Success (Arcola – What’s Onstage Nomination for Best Choreography), The Rocky Horror Show 2014/15/18 – Australian Productions), Director/Choreographer – Xanadu (Hayes Theatre – Broadway World nominations for Best Choreography), Guys and Dolls (TPC), Avenue Q (Arts Asia Pacific – Helpmann & Green Room Award Nominations for Best Choreography), Gutenberg! The Musical (Neil Gooding Productions – Helpmann Award Nomination for Best Choreography), Breast Wishes (Bien Etre Productions), Not Quite Out of The Woods and Pennies’ from Kevin (Sydney Theatre Company).

 

Events include: Choreographer – Dubai Expo 2021, Choreographer – AFL Grand final Halftime show, Associate Director 48th National Day Celebrations – Abu Dhabi, The Head of Choreography & Staging for the 2018 Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony, the Artistic Director for both Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the 4th Islamic Solidarity Games in Baku, Azerbaijan, Director of Mass Choreography for the 2014 Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony in Sochi and the Director of Choreography for John Lewis’ 150th Anniversary. As a Mass Choreographer, the 2015 Opening Ceremony of The Pacific Games – Papua New Guinea, The Opening and Closing Ceremonies of both London 2012 Olympic & Paralympic Games; The 2010 Commonwealth Games Delhi Handover Ceremony, Oman’s National Day, and director of the Finale Segment in the Closing Ceremony for the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver.

 

Film credits include: Elvis (Pre-Production), ‘The Wicked Faced Boy’ in Baz Luhrmann’s Moulin Rouge, Motion Capture Artist on the Academy Award winning film Happy Feet and Associate Choreographer on Baz Luhrmann’s, The Great Gatsby.

 

Television credits include: BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing, So, You Think You Can Dance (Australia), ITV’s Breathless, The 2010 Helpmann Awards, Sydney & Melbourne Comedy Festivals.

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Nick Richings Lido 2 Paris
Nick Richings Lido 2 Paris

Nick Richings, Lighting Designer

Nick’s West End designs include: The Glenn Miller Story (London Coliseum); Nell Gwynn (Apollo Theatre); La Cage aux Folles (Playhouse Theatre – Olivier Award winner of Best Musical Revival 2009, which transferred to Broadway – Tony Award nomination for Best Lighting and Tony Award winner of Best Musical);  Forbidden Broadway (Vaudeville Theatre); Monty Python’s Spamalot (Playhouse Theatre); Simply the Best (Savoy Theatre); Damon Albarn’s Monkey: Journey to the West (Royal Opera House, Lincoln Center NY, Paris & the O2); Whistle Down the Wind (Palace Theatre & US tour); Fiddler on the Roof; Scrooge (London Palladium); Mystery of Charles Dickens (West End, UK Tour & Broadway); Derren Brown: Something Wicked This Way Comes.

 

UK tours include: Saturday Night Fever, The Rocky Horror Show, Cilla the Musical, Ghost, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, The Glenn Miller Story, The Sound of Music, Jesus Christ Superstar, Monty Python’s Spamalot, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Blood Brothers, Starlight Express, Spend Spend Spend! Strictly Come Dancing: the Professionals, Armstrong and Miller – Live, Laughter in the Rain, Jekyll & Hyde and Guys and Dolls.

 

Other credits include; Beauty & The Beast (BB Productions, Germany); Cruel Intentions (Edinburgh Festival); Wizard of Oz (Birmingham Rep); Friends the Musical; Saturday Night Fever (UK Tour);  The Nightingales; While the Sun Shines, Time and the Conways (Theatre Royal Bath); The Ladykillers, Witches of Eastwick, Sleuth, Ben Hur, Marriage of Figaro (Watermill Theatre); Mother Courage, The Seagull, The Heretic, A Dolls House, Glenn Gary Glenn Ross, Great Expectations, Faith Healer, Library Theatre Manchester; The Price, Our Man in Havana, Hound of the Baskervilles, Travesties (Nottingham Playhouse); Sweet Charity, Midsummer Songs, Mods and Rox, Guys and Dolls (New Wolsey Ipswich); The Recruiting Officer, The Maid of Butterworth (Theatre by the Lake Keswick).

Cast Rocky Horror Show
Cast Rocky Horror Show

Gareth Owen, Sound Designer

Upcoming highlights include: Michael Jackson’s MJ (World Premiere); and The Who’s Tommy revival on Broadway; Andrew Lloyd-Webber’s Cinderella (World Premiere), and Steven Spielberg’s Back to the Future (World Premiere) in the West End.

Sound Design Award highlights : Oliver Award, Outer Critics Circle Award, Broadway World Award, Green Room Award, Dora Award, Craig Noel Award, and the WhatsOnStage Award for Come from Away; Olivier Award for Memphis, Olivier Award for Merrily We Roll Along, Tony nomination for A Little Night Music, Tony nomination for End of the Rainbow, Olivier nomination for Bat Out of Hell, Olivier nomination for Top Hat, Olivier nomination for End of the Rainbow, and the Pro Sound Award for Sound Engineer of the Year.

West End Musical Design highlights: Prince of Egypt, & Juliet, Come from Away, Bat Out of Hell, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Strictly Ballroom, 42nd Street, Young Frankenstein, Wind in the Willows, Mrs Henderson Presents, Memphis, I Can’t Sing, In the Heights, Top Hat, Merrily We Roll Along, End of the Rainbow, Sweet Charity, A Little Night Music, Carousel, Little Shop of Horrors, and La Cage Aux Follies.

International Design highlights: Diana (Broadway), Summer (Broadway), Come from Away (Broadway), Bronx Tale (Broadway), Disney’s Hunchback Of Notre Dame (Worldwide), Spring Awakening (Broadway), Disney’s Little Mermaid (Worldwide), End of the Rainbow (Broadway), Disney’s Beauty & the Beast (Worldwide), A Little Night Music (Broadway), Secret Garden (New York), Clueless (New York), Sister Act (Worldwide), and Starlight Express (Bochum, Germany).

Cast Rocky Horror Show
Cast Rocky Horror Show

Richard Hartley, Original Musical Arrangements

Emmy Award-winning composer Richard Hartley’s latest score is Great Expectations. Mike Newell’s new re-working of the Dickens classic, it boasts a stellar cast including Helena Bonham Carter, Ralph Fiennes, Jeremy Irvine, Holliday Grainger and Robbie Coltrane. This is the sixth time he’s collaborated with Newell – the others being Dance With a Stranger starring Miranda Richardson; An Awfully Big Adventure starring Hugh Grant; The Good Father, starring Anthony Hopkins; Bad Blood and Soursweet.

 

Other major credits include: Bertolucci’s Stealing Beauty starring Liv Tyler and Jeremy Irons; The Life and Death of Peter Sellers, starring Geoffrey Rush; Rogue Trader starring Ewan McGregor; Nicolas Roeg’s Bad Timing; The Van directed by Stephen Frears; A Thousand Acres, starring

Michelle Pfeiffer and Jessica Lange and Rough Magic, starring Russell Crowe and Bridget Fonda.

 

In total more than 50 features, including the cult The Rocky Horror Show back in 1975, for which he wrote the incidental music and was music arranger, musical director and a member of the band. Originally recruited to help with auditions for the London production of Jesus Christ

Superstar he struck up an immediate friendship with the director Jim Sharman and through him met Richard O’Brien. The three of them then went on to work together on Richard O’Brien’s Rocky Horror stage show at the Royal Court Theatre and its later sequel Shock Treatment (20th Century Fox) which was also developed into a film with songs composed by Richard O’Brien and Hartley.

 

He won an Emmy for his score for Hallmark’s landmark television film Alice in Wonderland, with an historic cast including Whoopi Goldberg, Peter Ustinov, Gene Wilder, Robbie Coltrane, Ben Kingsley, Miranda Richardson and Ken Dodd. Other major television credits include: Murderland starring Robbie Coltrane; The Lion in Winter, starring Glenn Close and Patrick Stewart, and was nominated for another Emmy for his score to Don Quixote, starring John Lithgow and Bob Hoskins.

 

Richard has provided the music for many prestigious stage productions at the National Theatre directed by Richard Eyre including: David Hare’s Amy’s View, Murmuring Judges, Absence of War, Christopher Hampton’s White Chameleon as well as Tennessee Williams’ Night of the Iguana and Sweet Bird of Youth. He has also worked for the RSC, the Almeida, the Royal Court and the Theatre Royal Stratford East.

 

It is more than 40 years since Richard met Richard O’Brien in a damp rehearsal room near Regent’s Park to work on The Unseen Hand by Sam Shepherd. How time flies…!

Cast Rocky Horror Show
Cast Rocky Horror Show

Greg Arrowsmith, Musical Supervisor & Director

Equally at home as a conductor, pianist and arranger, Greg’s diverse career has taken him all over the world working on a wide range of projects.

 

As a Musical Director, recent credits include: Goldilocks (London Palladium), Songs for Nobodies (Ambassadors Theatre), Snow White (London Palladium), Strictly Ballroom (Piccadilly Theatre), A Winter’s Tale (Rose Theatre), the Olivier award winning production of Dick Whittington at the London Palladium, Sister Act (UK tour + Monaco), CLD – The Real Lewis Carroll (Christchurch college, Oxford), Cinderella (London Palladium), Only the Brave (Wales Millennium Centre), The Rocky Horror Show Live (Playhouse Theatre and Live European broadcast), Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (Playhouse Theatre + London cast recording), Guys and Dolls (Chichester Festival Theatre), Chess (UK tour, Trieste and Princess of Wales Theatre, Toronto), Hairspray (Shaftesbury Theatre), Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (London Palladium, UK tour and Singapore), Shall We Dance? (Saddler’s Wells), Cole Porter’s Aladdin (Saddler’s Wells), The Rise and Fall of Little Voice (Vaudeville Theatre.)

 

Arrangement credits include: Colored Lights (OCR), The Entertainer (UK tour), Club Tropicana (UK tour), The Rink (Southwark Playhouse),Twist and Shout (UK tour), Snow White, Jack and the Beanstalk + Cinderella (also composer of new scores – Theatre Royal, Newcastle) Adelaide Cabaret Festival 2015 (Australia), Christmas at St Pauls (St Paul Cathedral), Happy Days (UK tour), J’Accuse (Film score Petula Clark), Bugle Boy (UK tour), Satin & Steel (UK tour), The Rise and Fall of Little Voice (UK Tour), Monte-Carlo Circus Festival, (Monaco), A Chorus Line (Gordon Craig Theatre, Stevenage), The Ballad of Benny Junior (Riverside studios), The reconstruction of the score for Cole Porter’s Aladdin (Sadler’s Wells), Dan Koeks album “High”, The 175th anniversary of the Theatre Royal Newcastle, Shout! (West End and UK tour), Noel and Gertie (UK tour) and numerous workshops of new works including Leopard Song, The Canary Girls, The Best of Friends, Gone but Not Forgotten, Hansel & Gretel (also composer), and Celebration Christmas.

 

Broadcast credits include: The Great Gatsby (streamed from Cadogan Hall), The Queens Christmas broadcast (BBC 2020), The Rocky Horror Picture Show Live (European Cinema Broadcast + Sky Arts), Blue Peter, Woman’s Hour, Wetten Das (Live German Broadcast), Christmas at St Pauls (Classic FM),

 

In collaboration with writer/producer Matt Parry, Greg has conducted recordings of Sheherazade (Starring Brian Blessed and Rory Bremner), Swan lake and Peer Gynt for the melodramatic Productions label. These large scale projects are designed to reintroduce children to classical music and exposure young people to orchestras. For more details visit www.melodramaticproductions.com

 

In 2017, Greg was invited to perform for HRH Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace with Australian tenor and long-term collaborator Dan Koek.

Charlie Ingles Lido 2 Paris
Charlie Ingles Lido 2 Paris

Charlie Ingles, Musical Director & Additional arrangements

As Musical Supervisor: Allegiance: West End. Kinky Boots: New Wolsey Ipswich. Singin’ In The Rain: Mill At Sonning. Guys And Dolls: Mill At Sonning. My Fair Lady: Mill At Sonning. Nice Work If You Can Get It: Upstairs At The Gatehouse. As Musical Director: The Rocky Horror Show: UK Tour, Club Tropicana: UK Tour, Daddy Long Legs: Barn Theatre, Tweedy’s Reduced Panto: Cheltenham Everyman, Before After: Southwark Playhouse, Cinderella: Cheltenham Everyman. Guys & Dolls: Mill At Sonning. Sweet Charity: Watermill Theatre. Sleepy Hollow: The Other Palace. Top Hat: Upstairs At The Gatehouse. Billy The Kid: Leicester Curve. Imaginary, A New Musical: The Other Palace. High Society: The Mill At Sonning. The MGM Story: Gatehouse & UK Tour. Park Theatre. Red Riding Hood, A New Musical: Pleasance Theatre London and International Tour. The King, Peter Schaufuss: International Tour. Company: Shoreditch Town Hall. As Assistant Musical Director: Flashdance The Musical: International Tour. Emma: A New Musical (Workshop). Ragtime: Charing Cross Theatre. The Battle Of Boat: Rose Kingston. The Mikado: Battersea Barge. The Hired Man: St James Theatre. Prodigy: A New Musical – St James Theatre, Thoroughly Modern Millie (48Hour Challenge) – Adelphi Theatre. As Associate Musical Director/Cover Conductor: Laila – A New Musical: UK Tour. Braille Legacy: Charing Cross Theatre. Orchestration/Arrangement: Allegiance: West End. Kinky Boots: New Wolsey. Anyone Can Whistle: Southwark Playhouse. A Little Night Music: Italia Conti, Tweedy’s Reduced Panto: Cheltenham Everyman, Cinderella: Cheltenham Everyman, Singin’ In The Rain: Mill At Sonning. Chiswick Proms (Co-Orchestrator). Guys & Dolls: Mill At Sonning. Sweet Charity: Watermill. High Society: Mill At Sonning. Promises Promises: Southwark Playhouse (Co-Orchestrator). Imaginary – A New Musical (NYMT). Superhero The Musical (NYMT). My Fair Lady: Mill At Sonning. Forbidden Broadway GSA. Education: The Spongebob Musical: Arts Ed, Henrietta: NYMT, A Little Night Music: Italia Conti, Spring Awakening: RWCMD, Sweeney Todd: RWCMD, Forbidden Broadway: GSA. Original Cast Recordings: Prodigy: A New Musical, Imaginary: Original Cast Recording, Billy The Kid: Original Cast Recording, Sleepy Hollow: Original Cast Recording, Melodies In Motion (Stuart Matthew Price).

Christopher Porter Lido 2 Paris
Christopher Porter Lido 2 Paris

Christopher Porter, Associate Costume Designer

Sue Blane and Christopher Porter are happy to have been associates for 33 years with 30 years on ‘The Rocky Horror Show’ worldwide and including other West End musicals and operas.

Cast Rocky Horror Show
Cast Rocky Horror Show

Darren Ware, Wigs & Make up supervisor

After graduating from Wimbledon School of Art followed by two years working with ENO, Darren started his company, The Wig Room in 1993.

Productions include: Ghost, Tanz der Vampire, Sister Act (Berlin), Le Bal des Vampires (Paris), Nutcracker, Hansel & Gretel & Highland Fling (Scottish Ballet),  American Psycho, Measure for Measure, The Original Chinese Conjuror & Platonov (Almeida), Matthew Bourne’s The Red Shoes, Sleeping Beauty, The Car Man, Swan Lake & Cinderella (Tours), Abigail’s Party (Wyndhams), School for Scandal (Barbican), Umbrellas of Cherbourg (Gielgud),  Sister Act (World Premiere London, UK Tour, Germany, Vienna, Milan, Paris, Scheveningen,  & Barcelona), Marguerite, The Sea, The Country Wife, Hay Fever and Acorn Antiques (Haymarket), Flashdance, High Society & Calamity Jane (Shaftesbury), Cabaret (Lyric), On Your Toes & Follies (Royal Festival Hall), Mack & Mabel (Criterion), West Side Story, Maskerade & Greek Passion (Bregenz Festspiele), Oliver! (Tivoli Gardens), The Rocky Horror Show (UK Tours 1998-2021).

The Wig Room Ltd is about to embark on its 15th season with Grange Park Opera. Future Projects include: Wicked (Hamburg), Bagdad Café (The Old Vic), The Midnight Bell (New Adventures).

Andrew Ahern Lido 2 Paris
Andrew Ahern Lido 2 Paris

Andrew Ahern, Associate Choreographer & resident director

Training: Theatreworks, Blackpool.

Andrew is delighted to be returning to The Rocky Horror Show – a production he has a long history with having previously been Swing/Resident Choreographer in 2018/19. He was also Dance Captain on the 2013 UK tour and The Rocky Horror Show LIVE film from London’s Playhouse Theatre. In addition, he appeared in & was Assistant & Resident Choreographer on the South African production in 2019.

Theatre credits include: Giant in Jack and the Beanstalk (Salisbury Playhouse); Slave of the Ring/Bob Jobsworth in Aladdin (Courtyard Theatre, Hereford); Peter in Babes in Arms (Union Theatre); Disco Inferno (UK tour); Peter in Babes in Arms (Union Theatre); dance captain in Cinderella (Camberley); Guys and Dolls, choreographed by Lee Proud (workshop); Henri in The Boy Friend (Her Majesty’s Theatre); cover and played Timothy/PC Boot in Salad Days (Riverside Studios/Bristol Old Vie); Paul in A Chorus Line (Lowry Theatre, Manchester); Sleeping Beauty (Churchill Theatre, Bromley).

Other credits: Andrew features on the album The Good Singer & was a member of the Mass Choreography team for the Sochi Olympics Opening Ceremony.

Cast Rocky Horror Show
Cast Rocky Horror Show

Russell Godwin, Associate Sound Designer

Cast Rocky Horror Show
Cast Rocky Horror Show

Andy Barnwell, Orchestral Manager

Cast Rocky Horror Show
Cast Rocky Horror Show

Martin Mckellan, Dialect Coach

Stephen Webb Lido 2 Paris
Stephen Webb Lido 2 Paris

Stephen Webb, Franck-N-Furter

Theatre credits include: Frank N Furter in The Rocky Horror Show (National Tour); Charles Clarke in Titanic (National Tour); Jacob Rothschild in Rothschild & Sons (Park Theatre); Jack/White Knight in Wonderland (National Tour); Tommy DeVito in Jersey Boys (National Tour); Hal and understudy Warden and Anderson in From Here To Eternity (Shaftesbury Theatre); Pepe in Carnival of the Animals (Riverside Studios); The Boss in Hot Stuff (Curve, Leicester); Charles in Piaf (Curve, Leicester); Jerome K. Jerome in Finding Neverland (Curve, Leicester) directed by Rob Ashford; Phebus in Notre Dame de Paris (Asian Tour); Lowell in Legally Blonde (Savoy Theatre); Laertes and Guildenstern in Hamlet – The Musical (Pleasance, Edinburgh); The Pharaoh in Joseph and His Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (National Tour); Ren in Footloose (National Tour); Glen Guglia in The Wedding Singer (National Tour); Ivey/Luther Rosser in Parade (Donmar Warehouse) directed by Rob Ashford; Benny Southstreet/Sky Masterson in Guys and Dolls (National Tour); Hortensio and understudy Bill in Kiss Me Kate (National Tour); Double J/Bobby C and understudy Tony Manero in Saturday Night Fever (National Tour); Carousel (Perth Theatre); Tony in West Side Story (Avondale Theatre).

 

Television & Film credits include: London Road (National Theatre/Cuba Pictures) directed by Rufus

Norris; The Bill (BBC); EastEnders (BBC); Kevin and Perry Go Large (Tiger Aspect Pictures).

Workshop credits include: The Witches (NT Studio) directed by Lyndsey Turner; Passport to Pimlico;

From Here To Eternity; X (Mercury Musical Developments).

 

Concerts include: Frank Wildhorn & Friends (Manchester Palace Theatre); Katherine Jenkins – Believe (National Arena Tour).

 

Stephen trained at Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts.

Haley Flaherty Lido 2 Paris
Haley Flaherty Lido 2 Paris

Haley Flaherty, Janet

Theatre credits include: Mollie Ralston in The Mousetrap (West End); Tooley in Travels With My Aunt (Chichester Festival Theatre); Miss Honey in Matilda (West End and International tour); Meg Giry in Love Never Dies (West End); Janet in The Rocky Horror Show (West End and UK Tour); Sophie in Mamma Mia (International Tour); Roxie Hart in Chicago (UK Tour); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Open Air Regent’s Park); Young Phillis in Follies (Royal and Derngate); Fay in The Boyfriend (Open Air Regent’s Park); The Taming Of The Shrew (Open Air Regent’s Park); Thoroughly Modern Milllie (West End); Sandy in Grease (UK Tour); Connie in Saturday Night Fever (West End); Marty in Grease (UK Tour).

Film credits include: Chaplin (Passion Pictures); The Rocky Horror Show (BBC America).

Workshops include: Fiona in Being Woody Allen, Stella in Local Hero.

Haley trained at The Royal Ballet School, The Dance School of Scotland and Laine Theatre Arts.

Richard Meek Lido 2 Paris
Richard Meek Lido 2 Paris

Richard Meek, Brad

Theatre includes: Corny Collins in Hairspray (UK Tour); Rooster in Annie (UK Tour); Trevor Graydon in Thoroughly Modern Milly (UK Tour); Leo Bloom in The Producers (International Tour); Brad Majors in The Rocky Horror Show (UK Tour); Sir Galahad in Monty Python’s Spamalot (UK Tour); Eddie/ Dr Scott in the 40th Anniversary West End production of The Rocky Horror Show; Dustin/ Greaseball Starlight Express 25th Anniversary Cast (Bochum, Germany); Richard Owen in Giants in the Earth (UK Tour); I Love you, You’re Perfect, Now Change (Drama Centre Singapore); NewsRevue (Canal Cafe Theatre); David in Austentatious (Landor Theatre); Blood Wedding and Petite Rouge (The Scoop); alternate Jesus in Godspell (UK Tour); Brad Majors in The Rocky Horror Show (UK, Singapore and New Zealand tours); Joseph in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (UK Tour) and Mikado in Hot Mikado (Gatehouse Theatre). Workshops include: Mr. Green in Clue – The Musical (Turbine Theatre); Joe in Sugar – Some Like It Hot (Covent Garden Productions):Jason Turner in Footballers Wives (Theatre Royal Stratford) and Richard Owen in Giants in the Earth (Oxfordshire Theatre Company). Television: Sound of Musicals with Neil Brand (BBC)

Joe Allen Lido 2 Paris
Joe Allen Lido 2 Paris

Joe Allen, Eddie, Dr Scott & Phantom

Theatre credits include: Crispin in The Mystery of Raddlesham Mumps with Murray Lachlan Young (Wilton’s Music Hall/National Tour), Ensemble / U/S Mr Mushnik in Little Shop Of Horrors (Regents Park Open Air), Stephano in The Rover (RSC Stratford), Jimmy in The Seven Acts of Mercy (RSC), Mars in The 2 Noble Kinsmen (RSC), Mr Gloop / Oompa Loompa / U/S Augustus in Charlie & The Chocolate Factory (World Premiere – Theatre Royal, Drury Lane).

Film credits include: Thing 1 in Dr Seuss’ The Grinch Live (NBC), Greek Fisherman in Mamma Mia: Here I Go Again, Pete in Blood Means Nothing.

Commercials include: The Funny One in Girl With The Perfect Smile – Macleans; Pizza Boy in Rugby World Cup, Pukey for Talk to Frank, Morrisons.

Cast recordings include: Mamma Mia: Here I Go Again (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack), Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (World Premiere Recording).

Darcy Finden Lido 2 Paris
Darcy Finden Lido 2 Paris

Darcy Finden, Columbia

Darcy graduated from Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts in 2020 where she was awarded The Gyearbuor Asante Award for acting, presented to the top-scoring undergraduate performance student each year.

Theatre Credits Include: Phantom and first cover Magenta in The Rocky Horror Show (UK Tour); Magenta in The Rocky Horror Show (cinema live screening 2021).

Credits whilst training include: Dance Captain in Betty Blue Eyes; Sarah Brown in Guys and Dolls; Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady; Cristabelle in Angry Birds (The Other Palace).

Kristian Lavercombe Lido 2 Paris
Kristian Lavercombe Lido 2 Paris

Kristian Lavercombe, Riff Raff

With over 1800 performances of Rocky Horror, Kristian has performed in the show more than anyone in its 48-year history. He has worked in several productions around the world, including the West End production of The Rocky Horror Show that was beamed live to cinemas across Europe.

 

Theatre credits include: ‘Frankie Valli’ in a New Zealand production of Jersey Boys, ‘Jesus’ in Jesus Christ Superstar, ‘Leaf Coneybear’ in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Auckland Theatre Company), ‘Bobby Strong’ in Urinetown (Downstage Theatre), ‘Puck’ in Mendelssohn’s Midsummer Night’s Dream (Christchurch Arts Festival) and ‘The Dark Lady’ in the New Zealand tour of This Holy Fire of Love (New Zealand Symphony Orchestra), Hamlet, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, Lady Windermere’s Fan, Amy’s View, The Cripple of Inishmaan, The Complete Works of Shakespeare – Abridged, Skylight, Antony and Cleopatra, Alice, Caesar and Cleopatra, Mother Courage, The Queen and I (Court Theatre), My First Time (Fortune Theatre), Rent (Auckland Musical Theatre), The Wizard Of Oz (Peach Theatre Company), Hushabye Mountain (Auckland International Comedy Festival), Amadeus (Theatre Alive), The Fantasticks (CAN Professional Theatre), Sinbad (The Actors Company).

 

Television credits include: ‘Tarquin’ in the TV series Dark Knight (Palana Productions).

Suzie McAdam Lido 2 Paris
Suzie McAdam Lido 2 Paris

Suzie McAdam, Magenta

Suzie studied Musical Theatre at the Dance School of Scotland then on to Guildford School of Acting, where she graduated with a 1st class BA Hons Degree and was awarded the prestigious GSA cup for Musical Theatre.

 

Theatre credits include: Shona in Local Hero (Old Vic), Ensemble/ Understudy Rosalie Mullins in School of Rock (West End), Swing/ Understudy Lauren & Nicola in Kinky Boots the Musical (West End), Shona/Swing in Local Hero (The Lyceum, Edinburgh); Enid/ Understudy Vivienne in Legally Blonde the Musical (West End, Original London Cast); Tribe/Understudy Shelia in Hair (UK Tour); Ensemble in My Fair Lady (Royal Albert Hall, BBC Proms); Maisie/ Understudy Myrna in Miss Atomic Bomb (The Other Palace); Tinkerbell in Peter Pan (Beck Theatre); Phantom/Understudy Janet, Magenta and Columbia in The Rocky Horror Show (European Tour).

 

Workshop credits include: Cannibal Women of Mars (National Theatre of Scotland); Paradise Lost: Shadows and Wings Workshop (The National Theatre, directed by Rupert Goold); Jason Robert Brown Master class (Soloist); Gavin Creel Master class (Soloist); Vanara the Musical Workshop and cast Recording (Marc McBride).

Ben Westhead Lido 2 Paris
Ben Westhead Lido 2 Paris

Ben Westhead, Rocky

Ben graduated from the Guildford School of Acting in 2020.

Theatre/film includes: Ensemble in Jack and The Beanstalk (Panto Online), Prince Manky Poo and understudy Aladdin/PC Pong in Aladdin (The Anvil, Basingstoke), King in Oliver! (UK and Ireland Tour), Kurt in The Sound of Music (UK Tour).

Credits whilst training include: Fred in A Christmas Carol, Cord Elam in Oklahoma!.

Ben is also a qualified personal trainer and enjoys teaching musical theatre. He is thrilled to be joining the company in his first professional UK Tour as an adult.

Reece Budin Lido 2 Paris
Reece Budin Lido 2 Paris

Reece Budin, Phantom

Theatre credits include: La Cage Aux Folles (Quirky Productions), Pacific Overtures (Watch This) and Man of La Mancha (Squabbalogic). He appeared in the original Australian company of Matilda the Musical (RSC). Since arriving in the UK, Reece has been involved in the tour of

‘Sasha Regan’s All Male’ Iolanthe , the 2018/19 UK Tour of Richard O’Brien’s The Rocky Horror Show & the short-lived 2020 Tour of Beautiful: The Carole King Musical.

 

Reece studied Musical Theatre at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts.

 

Theatre credits while training: 42nd Street , Company , Cabaret , Anything Goes and Ragtime.

 

Reece is thrilled to be returning to the Rocky family & would love to thank his husband, Moïse, for his amazing support.

Fionán O’Carroll Lido 2 Paris
Fionán O’Carroll Lido 2 Paris

Fionán O’Carroll, Phantom

Training: Urdang Academy (2022 graduate). Theatre whilst training: Bobby Strong in Urinetown; Abel/Ham in Children of Eden.

Beth Woodcock Lido 2 Paris
Beth Woodcock Lido 2 Paris

Beth Woodcock, Phantom

Training: The Centre Performing Arts College Theatre Includes: Spinotti and cover Sloane, Raven, Valkyrie and Zahara in Bat Out of Hell (West End, Australia & International Tour), Scaramouche in We Will Rock You and The Best of Wham (UK Tour), Workshops Include: The Dreamers Other Work Includes: Lead Vocalist for Viking Cruises, The Dreamers (Original Cast Recording) Beth is thrilled to be joining the cast of The Rocky Horror Picture Show and would like to thank her family and friends for their continued love and support.

Stefania Du Toit Lido 2 Paris
Stefania Du Toit Lido 2 Paris

Stefania Du Toit, Phantom and Dance Captain

Stefania du Toit graduated with a Distinction from The Cape Academy of Performing Arts.

 

Theatre credits include: Wrench/1st cover Pearl in Starlight Express; Princess Jasmine in Pantomime Aladdin;  Phantom/1st cover Columbia in The Rocky Horror Show; ensemble & Dance Captain in Reik Na Die Sterre die musikal; 4 seasons of Matchbox Theatre’s Moffie; Swing and Assistant Dance Captain in Singin in the Rain (World Tour); Cecile/ 1st cover Lilly in Annie; ensemble & featured Tango dancer in Evita (World Tour); Jonathan Roxmouth’s Musicals In Concert, Afrikaans is Groot, June in Chicago (Germany/Austria Tour); ensemble in VRT’s Rock Of Ages and Columbia in The Rocky Horror Show (South Africa 2019/20).

 

She has been involved in many dance corporate events such as: Bidvest, The VoiceS1, SAMAS, PSL Awards, EOH spring ball, BMW launch of the 7 series (Mauritius) and The Nedbank Golf Challenge.

 

She was also the choreographer for The Royal Escape Experience, The Bright Rock Players Choice Awards, Nedbank GT Regional Awards, and the 2019 Ghoema Awards.

Tyla Dee Nurten Lido 2 Paris
Tyla Dee Nurten Lido 2 Paris

Tyla Dee Nurten, Swing

Tyla Dee Nurden was born & raised in South Africa, graduating from Oakfields College in Pretoria (Gauteng, South Africa) with a N. Dip in Musical Theatre. Theatre Credits include: Swing/cover Magenta/cover Columbia in The Rocky Horror Show (West End & UK Tour), Lead Vocalist and Dancer in EROS (Gate69), Swing/cover Magenta/cover Columbia in The Rocky Horror Show (World Tour – South Africa), Ensemble in The Musicals in Concert: with Jonathan Roxmouth (The Teatro), Lead Actress and Dancer in Cantre: Burlesque (Cantre, Monte Casino), Ensemble in Funny Girl (The Fugard Theatre), Lead Vocalist and Dancer in Wild Coast on Broadway (Wild Coast Sun Theatre), Ensemble in Blame It on Bollywood (The Teatro), Lead Dancer in Dance Season (The Grahamstown National Arts Festival), Ella Hammer in The Cradle Will Rock (Theatre on the Square, Nelson Mandela Square), Ensemble in Carrie the Musical (Unisa Little Theatre), Ensemble in Liefling die Musiekblyspel (The State Theatre), Ensemble in Hot Mikado (The Arena, State Theatre). Screen Credits include: Dancer in Jack and the Beanstalk (Future Spotlight Productions), Lead Dancer in Sabrina: Arosino (Music Video), Dancer in The Kissing Booth 3 (Netflix), Lead Tennis Player in Tymbark International (Commercial), Ensemble in SABC 1 Summer (Commercial), Lead Dancer in Martin Bester: Leopard (Music Video), Ensemble in Sterlopers (kykNET). Tyla is represented by Russell Smith Associates Ltd and she is eternally grateful to her family and friends for their continued support.

Ryan Carter Wilson Lido 2 Paris
Ryan Carter Wilson Lido 2 Paris

Ryan Carter Wilson, Swing

Training: Italia Conti, graduating in 2021.

 

Theatre credits include: Romantic in The Choir of Man (NCL); Swing & u/s Frankie Valli, Joe Pesci, Barry, Hank and Norm in Jersey Boys (UK Tour).

 

He is grateful to his friends and family for their love and support, with a special thanks to his Mum and Dad who he wouldn’t be here without.

 

@ryan_carter_wilson

Alex Morgan Lido 2 Paris
Alex Morgan Lido 2 Paris

Alex Morgan

Alex trained at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, and works as an actor, writer, and dialect coach. Recent screen acting credits include the 2023 series of Outlander (Paramount+); Dave Monaghan in gangland thriller Duchess (Cork Films); Flight Officer Terry Johnson in The Lair (Amazon Prime); and Bosun in The Narrows (RG Film short).

Television includes: Psychoville (BBC2); Adam in Hollyoaks (Channel 4); and the Club Physio in the football comedy series The First Team (BBC 2).  Theatre includes: Bob Cratchit in A Christmas Carol (Geneva); Ensemble Company in the RSC’s Shakespeare Revue (Theatr Clwyd, UK Tour); Bar in Stiles & Drewe’s musical The Three Little Pigs (UK Tour); Iokanaan in Salomé (Edinburgh Festival); the Cowardly Lion in The Wizard of Oz (Brewhouse, Taunton). Voiceover work includes: commercials for Google, Disney, BP, Shell, FIFA, Michelin, Auto Trader and Peppa Pig World.

As a dialect coach (in English, French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, German) film and television includes: The Lair (Amazon Prime); Duchess (Cork Films); The Narrows (RG Film short); and Horrible Histories (BBC). Accent coaching in the theatre includes: Nell Gwynn (Shakespeare’s Globe, Apollo Theatre, Olivier Award for Best New Comedy); Travels with My Aunt (Menier Chocolate Factory); Much Ado About Nothing (Oxford Shakespeare Company).

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