‘The Rocky Horror Show’ will return to Joburg for a season at Pieter Toerien’s Montecasino Theatre from November 14 to February 1.
Produced by Eric Abraham and the Fugard Theatre, Richard O’Brien’s iconic smash hit rock musical has set Cape Town and Joburg alight for months and is returning due to public demand.
The Fugard’s production of this global musical phenomenon enjoyed an initial sold out season at the Fugard Theatre in Cape Town in 2013, playing to over 70000 people. Since then the production transferred to Montecasino earlier this year and was sold out for the entire 10 week season. The production recently had another sold out return season in Cape Town at the Fugard Theatre.
Directed by Matthew Wild with Musical Direction by Charl-Johan Lingenfelder and Choreography by Louisa Talbot, ‘The Rocky Horror Show’ received nine nominations for the annual Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards in Cape Town, with Brendan van Rhyn, Daneel van der Walt and Andrew Laubscher winning as Best Leading Actor in a Musical, Best Supporting Actress in a Musical and Best Supporting Actor in a Musical respectively.
“What was initially planned for 10 weeks in our schedule in 2013 has turned out to be the most incredible monster – we are all very proud of our world class production and we are thrilled that Joburg will not let it rest,” says The Fugard Theatre’s Executive Director Daniel Galloway.
Participation Packs will be for sale nightly at the theatre before each performance. Patrons are strongly encouraged to leave their own assortment of props at home as these items will not be permitted in to the theatre.
There will be Official Dress Up Nights at each 8pm performance every Friday and Saturday night beginning on Friday, November 14.
The best-dressed person will, yet again, win an apple iPad mini at the end of the season.
* Performances will run Tuesdays to Fridays at 8pm, Saturdays at 4pm and 8pm and Sundays at 2pm and 6pm. Tickets ranging from R100 to R375 are available through www.computicket.com, or the Theatre box office on 011 511 1818.
There will be a special late night performance to see in the New Year. Come and join the Company of The Rocky Horror Show at 9.30pm on December 31 to welcome in 2015.