If you’re looking for a show to brighten up a rather drab and dreary October then look no further than Wolverhampton Grand this week as they play host to the gorgeously glittery Rocky Horror Show.
Richard O’Brien’s legendary rock ’n’ roll musical has been touring the world this year and it doesn’t disappoint. As the audience took to their feet at the end, it’s clear that this show has lost none of its sparkle or splendour over the years.
Since being in Birmingham (at The Alexandra) earlier this year, it’s undergone some cast changes, including Stephen Webb who now follows in the heeled footsteps of Duncan James as the iconic Frank N Furter. Webb blurs the lines of ‘masculine’ and ‘feminine’ terrifically well, with velvety smooth vocals that delight.
James Darch also joins the cast, excelling in the role of Brad and complementing the equally talented Joanne Clifton in the role of Janet - their vocals were on point through the night.
Other familiar faces include the wonderful talents of Callum Evans as Rocky, dextrous as ever he flips across the stage effortlessly, whilst Laura Harrison shines as Usherette / Magenta. Stalwart of the cast, Kristian Lavercombe, is on top form as Riff Raff.
Philip Franks makes for an utterly hilarious Narrator, with some excellent improvisational moments. His quick-witted responses had the audience laughing throughout.
The show never takes itself seriously, it is just sheer fun from beginning to end and a guaranteed night of pure joy.
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