The Rocky Horror Show celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. The show first opened in June 1973 at London’s Royal Court Theatre Upstairs. It’s still selling out shows nationwide and continues to tour.
Two years after opening in London, it was made into a movie that has made a reported $226 million at the box office. It featured the likes of Meat Loaf who played Eddie, Barry Bostwick as Brad Majors and more.
The Rocky Horror Show sees a flat tyre leave Brad and Janet stranded on a stormy night. They experience strange incidents when they seek shelter in a nearby castle belonging to Frank-N-Furter, an eccentric transvestite.
It now has a huge following, with people from all walks of life dressing as one of the characters when the show rolls into town. It’s an interactive show where fans join in with songs, dances and chants.
And, for such a big milestone The Rocky Horror Show will see huge celebrations. This year, a six week residency will take place at the Peacock Theatre in London. It will star presenter Ore Oduba.
Oduba began his career in musicals in 2019 when he starred on the West End in Grease. Currently, he portrays the role of Brad Majors. And, in 2016, Oduba won Strictly Come Dancing alongside Joanne Clifton.
Rocky Horror Show tour dates 2023
Princess Theatre, Torquay - January 16 - 21
Sheffield Theatre - January 23 - 28
Bord Gais Energy Theatre, Dublin - January 30 - February 4
The Grand Theatre, Blackpool - February 13 - 18
Manchester Opera House - February 20 - 25
Chester Storyhouse - February 27 - March 4
Theatre Severn Shrewsbury - March 6 - 11
Edinburgh Playhouse - March 13 - 18
Mayflower Theatre, Southampton - March 20 - 25
The Alexandra, Birmingham - March 27 - April 1
Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham - April 3 - 8
New Theatre, Cardiff - April 10 - 15
Stockton Globe - April 24 - 29
Peacock Theatre, London - May 3 - June 10
Congress Theatre, Eastbourne - June 13 - 17
Hall for Cornwall, Truro - June 20 - 24
Leeds Grand Theatre - June 27 - July 1
Aylesbury Waterside Theatre - July 3 - 8
Lyceum Theatre, Crewe - July 10 - 15
New Victoria Theatre, Woking - July 17 - 22
Kings Theatre, Portsmouth - July 24 - 29
Grand Opera House, Belfast - August 7 - 12
The Cliffs Pavilion, Southend - August 14 - 19
Nottingham Royal Concert Hall - August 21 - 26
Swindon Wyvern Theatre - August 28 - September 3