The Rocky Horror Show at Oxford’s New Theatre

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The Rocky Horror Show at Oxford’s New Theatre

The Rocky Horror Show is a rock and roll musical, which is a mix of science fiction and horror all rolled into one. It is not surprising that over 30 million people have seen this cult classic since its first performance on stage in 1973. It is about a couple Brad and Janet, whose car gets a flat, and subsequently finds a nearby ghostly mansion owned by D.r Frank-N-Furter, a transvestite scientist.

As the show progresses through various rock and roll song and dance routines and a household full of wild characters including a rocking biker and a creepy butler, Dr. Frank-N-Furter unveils his latest creation a muscular man named Rocky. As for the performance itself, it was incredibly bold and dramatic. It helped that there were plenty of hard-core fans dressed in fancy dress. It was great to see the interaction between the cast and the audience, including dancing the time walk and waving lights in time with the music. As in the long tradition of panto, developments in real life were being integrated into the performance, such as the current trials and tribulations of Prime Minister Theresa May in both Parliament and Brussels by the narrator played by the excellent Philip Franks.

Meanwhile, it was clear that Duncan James is a good rate former with a genuine stage presence and great pick playing the role of Dr. Frank-N-Furter. Although for many women in the audience expressed much delight about the physical perfection of Calum Evans playing Rocky the creature that Dr. Frank-N-Furter made for himself. In the case of the music and atmosphere, it was a great night out and it is not surprising that with such a strong cast that this explosive, fun, and even risqué, musical proved such a delight for the audience. For those who have yet to see the Rocky Horror Show, it is certainly a great adventure to be enjoyed.

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