Rocky Horror Show Live
|Rocky Horror Show Live|
|Also known as||The Rocky Horror Show: 40th Anniversary broadcast|
|Created by||Richard O’Brien|
|Based on||The Rocky Horror Picture Show|
by Jim Sharman
The Rocky Horror Show by Richard O’Brien
|Written by||Richard O’Brien|
|Directed by||Christopher Luscombe|
|Opening theme||"Science Fiction/Double Feature"|
|Ending theme||"Science Fiction/Double Feature" (reprise)|
|Country of origin||United Kingdom|
|Production location(s)||Playhouse Theatre, London|
|Production company(s)||Ambassador Theatre Group|
|Original network||BBC America (US)|
|Rocky Horror Show - BBC|
|Richard O'Brien's Rocky Horror Show|
Rocky Horror Show Live is a 2015 British musical performance event simulcast live to cinemas across the United Kingdom and Europe from London's Playhouse Theatre on 17 September 2015. The Gala performance, in aid of Amnesty International, was the highlight of a two-week run of The Rocky Horror Show at the Playhouse from 11–26 September, all featuring the show's creator Richard O'Brien as a narrator.
The Gala performance was broadcast to over 600 cinemas across the UK and Europe; grossing more than £600,000 at the UK box office alone. It beat Legend and Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials to take the top spot at the UK box office.
Most of the cast appearing in the production have played their particular characters in past productions around the world. The list below is of those who appeared in the television broadcast of the production, including the special celebrity narrators, most of whom have been involved in a production at one time or another.
- David Bedella as Frank N. Furter
- Haley Flaherty as Janet Weiss
- Ben Forster as Brad Majors
- Dominic Andersen as Rocky Horror
- Kristian Lavercombe as Riff Raff
- Jayde Westaby as Magenta/Usherette
- Sophie Linder-Lee as Columbia
- Richard Meek as Eddie/Dr. Scott
- Will Knights, Ben Kerr, Hannah Malekzad and Rachel Grundy as the Phantoms
- Andrew Ahern as Swing
- Stephen Fry as First Narrator
- Ade Edmondson as Second Narrator
- Emma Bunton as "Time Warp" Narrator
- Mel Giedroyc as Third Narrator
- Anthony Head as Fourth Narrator
- Richard O'Brien as Himself/Narrator
- "Stage Show Details 2015 - London Show". Time Warp. Retrieved 27 December 2015.
- "Celebrity Cast Announced For The Rocky Horror Charity Gala Performance". ATG Tickets. Retrieved 27 December 2015.
- "Cinema Broadcast Tops UK Chart". The Rocky Horror Show. Retrieved 27 December 2015.
- Bacle, Ariana (6 October 2015). "New Rocky Horror Show gets BBC America premiere date". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 6 November 2015.
- "Time Warp and Tweet - Rocky Horror Show Live DVD Campaign 2015". YouTube. Retrieved 27 December 2015.
- Brown, Brigid (12 October 2015). "Meet the Cast: New British 'Rocky Horror Show'". Anglophenia - BBC America. Retrieved 6 November 2015.
- "Rocky Horror Live Could There Be A DVD Release?". Blazing Minds. Retrieved 27 December 2015.
- Official website
- Rocky Horror Show Live on IMDb
- YouTube video for "Time Warp" and Tweet campaign
- Time Warp page for the broadcast
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