Rocky Horror Show Live

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Rocky Horror Show Live
Also known asThe Rocky Horror Show: 40th Anniversary broadcast
Created byRichard O’Brien
Based onThe Rocky Horror Picture Show
by Jim Sharman
Richard O'Brien
The Rocky Horror Show by Richard O’Brien
Written byRichard O’Brien
Directed byChristopher Luscombe
Narrated by
Opening theme"Science Fiction/Double Feature"
Ending theme"Science Fiction/Double Feature" (reprise)
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original language(s)English
Producer(s)John Wyver
Production location(s)Playhouse Theatre, London
Editor(s)Dan Smith
Running time
  • 129 minutes (Theatrical)
  • 100 minutes (Television)
Production company(s)Ambassador Theatre Group
Original networkBBC America (US)
Original release
  • 17 September 2015 (2015-09-17) (UK)
  • 31 October 2015 (2015-10-31) (US)
Related shows
External links
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,[1] all featuring the show's creator Richard O'Brien as a narrator.[2]

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.[3]

An edited version was later broadcast on BBC America in the United States,[4] on Sky Arts in the United Kingdom, SBS in Australia, Canal+ Extra in Spain, and on YLE Teema in Finland.[5]


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,[6] most of whom have been involved in a production at one time or another.

Home media[edit]

Fans have also been petitioning for a release of the broadcast onto DVD.[7]


  1. ^ "Stage Show Details 2015 - London Show". Time Warp. Retrieved 27 December 2015.
  2. ^ "Celebrity Cast Announced For The Rocky Horror Charity Gala Performance". ATG Tickets. Retrieved 27 December 2015.
  3. ^ "Cinema Broadcast Tops UK Chart". The Rocky Horror Show. Retrieved 27 December 2015.
  4. ^ Bacle, Ariana (6 October 2015). "New Rocky Horror Show gets BBC America premiere date". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 6 November 2015.
  5. ^ "Time Warp and Tweet - Rocky Horror Show Live DVD Campaign 2015". YouTube. Retrieved 27 December 2015.
  6. ^ Brown, Brigid (12 October 2015). "Meet the Cast: New British 'Rocky Horror Show'". Anglophenia - BBC America. Retrieved 6 November 2015.
  7. ^ "Rocky Horror Live Could There Be A DVD Release?". Blazing Minds. Retrieved 27 December 2015.

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