Tuesday, 23 January 2018
GREAT SHOW... The Rocky Horror Show began its national tour in Adelaide. GREAT SHOW... The Rocky Horror Show began its national tour in Adelaide. Photo: Jeff Busby

Entertain Us (9-1-2018): Adelaide does the Time Warp

IT was astounding, time was fleeting and madness took its toll on audiences when The Rocky Horror Show rolled into Adelaide on December 28.

The musical adaptation of the cult classic film started its national tour in Adelaide with a fresh new production.

The original musical, which opened on June 19, 1973, at the London Royal Court Theatre, gathered an enthusiastic following and was adapted into the 1975 film The Rocky Horror Picture Show.

The film is one of my all-time favourites.

While most kids my age were watching The Lion King or A Bug’s Life I was watching the Rocky Horror Picture Show.

My friends and I used to re-enact scenes and put on shows for our parents.

Much to her disgust, I forced my sister to take part in our performances playing the role of maid Magenta while, of course, I had the lead role of Frank N Furter.

I didn’t know what to expect from the musical and I still have mixed feelings about the show.

The show began and I was conflicted because it was very theatrical and over the top, which is what you would expect for a musical.

If you have watched the film you know it is dark, gritty and definitely not theatrical.

The music was great but it would be hard to mess it up when you have such great material to work with.

You can still see the show if you haven’t yet; however, you will need to be quick with the last Adelaide performance on January 13.

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