Theatre, film and television stars Todd McKenney and Shane Jacobson will headline the cast of The Rocky Horror Show when it opens in Melbourne at Her Majesty’s Theatre from July 12.
Todd McKenney will star as Frank N’ Furter, while Shane Jacobson will perform the role of the Narrator, a Rocky Horror Show role traditionally performed by major stars across the globe.
He spoke to Theatre People about joining the cast of The Rocky Horror Show and working with Todd McKenney …
Joining Todd McKenney and Shane Jacobson on stage will be Kristian Lavercombe who astounded audiences in the 2015 tour as Riff Raff, musical theatre favourites Amanda Harrison (Wicked, We Will Rock You) as Magenta, Nadia Komazec (Matilda, The Phantom of the Opera) as Columbia, Brendan Irving (The Bodyguard, An Officer and A Gentleman) as Rocky and James Bryers (Matilda The Musical, Jersey Boys, Dirty Dancin’) as Eddie/Dr Scott.
The Rocky Horror Show first opened at London’s Royal Court Theatre on June 19, 1973 and quickly developed a cult following, It was adapted into the 1975 film, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, which has the longest-running release in film history. This iconic brand holds a unique place in theatre history, a show which has defied the decades and continued to grow in popularity.
The Rocky Horror Show is currently playing in Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Italy, Argentina, Romania and Slovenia, and about to open in Belgium, Tokyo and other cities in Japan. It has recently closed in Korea and Brazil, and this year will open in Israel, Canada, Iceland and the UK. Millions of people all over the world have and continue to see productions of The Rocky Horror Show and sing along to classics like ‘Sweet Transvestite’, ‘Dammit Janet’, ‘I Can Make You A Man’, ‘Touch-a Touch-a Touch Me’, ‘Over At The Frankenstein Place’ and of course, ‘The Time Warp’.
For more details and tickets: https://rockyhorror.com.au