Rocky Horror Show for Playhouse

August 21, 2018 | By More

45th Anniversary Tour: Playhouse dates

The sweet transvestites of transexual Transylvania are on the prowl again, for what will be the 45th anniversary tour of Richard O’Brien’s Rocky Horror Show.

The UK tour will arrive at the Edinburgh Playhouse for a week in October 2019 after opening for a Christmas season in Brighton on December 13. So far it has 23 dates booked around the country, with more expected soon.

Rocky Horror Show 2013 tour. Oliver Thornton as Frank'n'Furter with cast. Production photography: Manuel Harlan

Rocky Horror Show 2013 tour. Oliver Thornton as Frank’n’Furter with cast. Production photography: Manuel Harlan

The show features songs like Sweet TransvestiteTime Warp and Hot Patootie – Bless My Soul, which helped Meatloaf make his name, as it follows the mis-adventures of clean cut college kids Brad and Janet into a science fiction, gothic horror mash-up hell, when their car breaks down one dark and stormy night…

Its devotees enjoy the chance to dress up as favourite characters, particularly the more gender subversive, heckle the narrator and throw things at suitable and ironic parts of the show.


The new tour will see Christopher Luscombe returning to the helm – having directed the show’s UK tours since 2006. Designed will be by Hugh Durrant with Sue Blane who designed the costumes for the original 1973 production continuing the role.

Choreography will be by Nathan M Wright, lighting by Nick Richings and sound design by Gareth Owen.

Casting has yet to be announced, but all 23 dates are now on sale – details and links below.

The Rocky Horror Show
Edinburgh Playhouse 18 – 22 Greenside Place, EH1 3AA. Phone booking: 0844 871 3014
Monday 28 October – Saturday 2 November 2019.
Evenings: 8pm.
Tickets: www.atgtickets.com.

Tour website: www.rockyhorror.co.uk/
Facebook page: @rockyhorrorshow.
Twitter: @rockyhorroruk.

The Rocky Horror Show on tour 2019:
13 Dec 2018 – 5 Jan 2019 Brighton
Theatre Royal
0844 871 7650 Book online
9 – 26 Jan 2019 Manchester
Opera House
0844 871 3018 Book online
28 Jan – 2 Feb 2019 Sunderland
Empire
0844 871 3022 Book online
4 – 9 Feb 2019 Milton Keynes
Theatre
0844 871 7652 Book online
11 – 16 Feb 2019 Wimbledon
New Wimbledon Theatre
0844 871 7646 Book online
18 – 23 Feb 2019 Sheffield
Lyceum
0114 249 6000 Book online
25 Feb – 2 March 2019 Torquay
Princess Theatre
0844 871 3023 Book online
4 – 9 March 2019 Woking
New Victoria Theatre
0844 871 7645 Book online
18 – 23 March 2019 Belfast
Grand Opera House
028 9024 1919 Book online
25 – 30 March 2019 Oxford
New Theatre
0844 871 3020 Book online
8 – 13 April 2019 Southampton
Mayflower Theatre
02380 711811 Book online
15 – 20 April 2019 Bromley
Churchill Theatre
020 3285 6000 Book online
29 April – 4 May 2019 Liverpool
Empire
0844 871 3017 Book online
6 – 11 May 2019 Bath
Theatre Royal
01225 448844 Book online
13 – 25 May 2019 Birmingham
New Alexandra Theatre
0844 871 3011 Book online
3 – 8 June 2019 Stoke-On-Trent
Regent Theatre
0844 871 7649 Book online
10 – 15 June 2019 York
Grand Opera House
0844 871 3024 Book online
17 – 22 June 2019 Bristol
Hippodrome
0844 871 3012 Book online
24 – 29 June 2019 Blackpool
Opera House
01253 625252 Book online
1 – 6 July 2019 Dublin
Bord Gais Energy Theatre
0818 719 377 Book online
5 – 10 Aug 2019 Newcastle
Theatre Royal
08448 11 21 21 Book online
12 – 18 August 2019 Glasgow
King’s Theatre
0844 871 7648 Book online
19 – 24 Aug 2019 Leeds
Grand Theatre
0844 848 2700 Book online
28 Aug – 1 Sept Nottingham
Royal Concert Hall
0115 989 5555 Book online
23 – 28 Sept 2019 Dartford
The Orchard Theatre
01322 220000 Book online
30 Sept – 5 Oct 2019 Hull
New Theatre
01482 300 300 Book online
14 – 19 Oct 2019 Wolverhampton
Grand Theatre
01902 42 92 12 Book online
28 Oct – 2 Nov 2019 Edinburgh
Playhouse
0844 871 3014 Book online

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