The camp cult classic has arrived in town this week and it doesn’t disappoint. Playing at The Alexandra until 25 May, the Rocky Horror Show is overflowing with incredible talent.
Our narrator for the night, the fantastic Alison Hammond, felt like a perfect fit for the role. An audience favourite, her warmth, humour and wittiness shone through, especially with her gift of repartee.
Taking on the leading roles of Brad and Janet were the equally talented Ben Adams and Joanne Clifton, both in great voice they made for a brilliant pairing. Plus, there was sparkling support from the hilarious Miracle Chance as Columbia and Ross Chisari as Eddie and Dr Scott.
With over 1,300 performances under his belt, it was a pleasure to see the wonderful Kristian Lavercombe as Riff Raff and Laura Harrison was unbelievably stunning as Usherette/Magenta. Her vocals soared through the auditorium and jointly with Lavercombe - and the rest of the ensemble - the Time Warp was a sure-fire hit.
Another highlight was the gloriously acrobatic Callum Evans who sprung, flipped and tumbled across the stage effortlessly as Rocky. Bringing real dynamism to the role, it was a pleasure to watch.
And last, but by certainly no means least, Duncan James excelled in the role of Frank N Furter. Strutting across the stage, he owned that role in style. With superb vocals throughout, James brought Frank N Furter sublimely to life.
Packed with all your favourite songs and more than a sprinkle of naughtiness, Rocky Horror Show is a saucy triumph.
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