Producers Howard Panter and John Frost today announced that Melbourne’s hit 2014 musical would return to the Comedy Theatre in 2015 due to popular demand. Richard O’Brien’s The Rocky Horror Show played a sold out Melbourne season from April to July this year, and was forced to close to enable its star, Craig McLachlan, to film season three of his hit TV series The Dr Blake Mysteries.



The Rocky Horror Show will play a limited season at the Sydney Lyric Theatre from 11 April 2015, and then return to the Comedy Theatre, Melbourne from 12 June.


The coveted role of Frank N Furter will again be played by television and theatre star Craig McLachlan, who won the 2014 Helpmann Award for Best Male Actor in a Musical for this performance. Beloved theatre and television performer Bert Newton will play the Narrator in 2015. Newton is about to reprise the role of Vince Fontaine in the return season of John Frost’s production of Grease at the Regent Theatre. Kristian Lavercombe will return as Riff Raff, Brendan Irving as Rocky, and Nicholas Christo as Eddie and Dr Scott. Further cast members will be announced at a later time.



“We are thrilled to dance the Time Warp again in Melbourne, and to have the great Bert Newton play the Narrator opposite the extraordinary Craig McLachlan,” said John Frost and Howard Panter. “With Craig and Bert leading the Rocky Horror cast, this is sure to be an even wilder and sexier night out than ever before!”




The Rocky Horror Show is a true classic and one of theatre’s most endearing and outrageously fun shows. It opened at London’s Royal Court Theatre on June 19, 1973, quickly developing a cult following, and 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. In 2010 the music of Rocky Horror was showcased in the smash hit TV show Glee, seen by over 20 million people worldwide.  Rocky Horror even has its own postage stamp.


Millions of people all over the world have and continue to see  productions of The Rocky Horror Show and sung 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."


Sydney tickets are currently on sale, and tickets for the return Melbourne season are on sale from December 15.





Venue: Sydney Lyric Theatre, The Star

Season: From 11 April 2015

Performance Times: Tues 7pm, Wed–Sat 8pm, Sat matinee 2pm, Sunday 1pm & 5.30pm

Price: From $69.90*

Bookings: or 1300 795 267

Groups 8+ call 1300 889 278


Venue: Comedy Theatre, Melbourne

Season: From 12 June 2015

Performance Times: Tues 7pm, Wed–Sat 8pm, Sat matinee 2pm, Sunday 1pm & 5.30pm

Price: From $69.90*

Bookings: or phone 1300 111 011

Groups 8+ call 1300 889 278

Tickets on sale December 15


* An additional transaction fee and/or a credit/debit payment processing fee may apply