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Rocky Horror Show Live (2015)

A live stage production of the musical, filmed at the Playhouse Theatre in London, commemorating the 40th anniversary of the release of The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975).

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jayde Westaby ... Usherette / Magenta
Haley Flaherty Haley Flaherty ... Janet Weiss
Ben Forster Ben Forster ... Brad Majors
Stephen Fry ... Narrator
Kristian Lavercombe Kristian Lavercombe ... Riff Raff
Adrian Edmondson ... Narrator
Sophie Linder-Lee Sophie Linder-Lee ... Columbia
Emma Bunton ... Narrator
David Bedella ... Frank-N-Furter
Dominic Andersen ... Rocky
Mel Giedroyc ... Narrator / Herself - Presenter
Richard Meek Richard Meek ... Eddie / Dr Scott
Anthony Head ... Narrator
Rachel Grundy Rachel Grundy ... Phantom
Ben Kerr Ben Kerr ... Phantom
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A live stage production of the musical, filmed at the Playhouse Theatre in London, commemorating the 40th anniversary of the release of The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975).

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Comedy | Musical | Sci-Fi

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 October 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Rocky Horror Show ao Vivo See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK See more »

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Color
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Trivia

Narrator Anthony Head played the role of Dr. Frank-N-Furter in stage productions in 1991 and 1996, which was chronicled in The Rocky Horror Tribute Show (2006). He donned the fishnets an additional time for Rocky Horror 25: Anniversary Special (2000). See more »

Quotes

Stephen Fry: It's true that there were dark storm clouds...
Audience: Describe your balls!
Stephen Fry: ...heavy, black and pendulous... Curses upon you!... towards which they were driving. It's true also that the spare tire they were carrying was badly in need of...
Man in audience: A blowjob!
Stephen Fry: Yes, please.
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Alternate Versions

In the BBC America version, it cut to black and the credits rolled as David Bedella and Richard O'Brien closed the doors. In the original UK theatrical version, the credits ran over a static wide shot of the stage and audience. See more »

Connections

Version of Rocky Horror 25: Anniversary Special (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

Sweet Transvestite
Written by Richard O'Brien
Performed by David Bedella
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Wonderful Trip Down Memory Lane
8 December 2015 | by natrc2003See all my reviews

I spent an excellent summer going to the midnight showings of Rocky Horror at the Art Cinema in New Brunswick, NJ every Saturday night. This one of the earliest showings of the movie outside of NYC apparently, and the cult was still in its infancy when I started going -- there'd only be a handful of us in the early days, but by the end of the summer, the house would always be packed, and people were shouting more and more things at the screen. We were encouraged to dress up, of course, but it hadn't yet reached the point where people started doing full-scale shadow performances during the screening (which I'd have found annoying anyway).

The point is, it was an excellent summer, and I have great memories of it. I do watch the movie now and again at home, but it'll never be the same... or so I thought...

Well, this live show isn't quite the same. Which is probably what makes it so excellent. The great cast, great performances and -- above all -- the great spirit both by the performers AND the audience really makes this a new experience of its own.

My favorite of the cast was Haley Flaherty, whose Janet Weiss was perfection. I really appreciate the fact that she, and pretty much all the performers, didn't try to reinvent their roles, but stayed true to the original performances. It was great to see Richard O'Brien there too.


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