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Craig McLachlan to do the Time Warp Again!

HOW EXCITEMENT!

 

Last night at the opening night of GREASE at QPAC we knew Frosty was keeping us in the dark for just a few more hours before revealing who would play Frank N Furter in the return season (AGAIN!) of The Rocky Horror Show. He acknowledged Brisbane audiences and media for our support, our warmth and enthusiasm, noting that there is just no better place in Australia to open a show.

 

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Producers Howard Panter and John Frost today announced that the coveted role of Frank N Furter in the new Australian production of Richard O’Brien’s The Rocky Horror Show will be played by television and theatre star Craig McLachlan. The much loved iconic musical will open in January 2014 at the Lyric Theatre, QPAC, Brisbane followed by seasons at the Crown Theatre, Perth in February, and the Festival Theatre, Adelaide in March.

 

Fresh from shooting the title role in the second series of ABC TV’s top rating drama series The Doctor Blake Mysteries, McLachlan will again don the fishnet stockings of the character he played to great acclaim previously. Remaining cast members will be announced shortly.

 

“There is no one who can play the character of Frank N Furter like Craig McLachlan,”

 

said John Frost and Howard Panter. “Craig oozes that risqué charm that an actor playing Frank needs, as well as bucket loads of sex appeal. He captivated all of us in the audition room and we instantly knew Craig had to play Frank in our new production of The Rocky Horror Show. Audiences are going to love doing the Time Warp with Craig again.”

 

The Rocky Horror Show is a true classic and one of theatre’s most endearing and outrageously fun shows. It opened at London’s Royal Court Theatre on June 19, 1973, quickly developing a cult following, and was adapted into the 1975 film The Rocky Horror Picture Show, which has the longest-running release in film history. This iconic brand holds a unique place in theatre history, a show which has defied the decades and continued to grow in popularity. In 2010 the music of Rocky Horror was showcased in the smash hit TV show Glee, seen by over 20 million people world wide.  Rocky Horroreven has its own postage stamp.

 

Millions of people all over the world have and continue to see  productions of The Rocky Horror Showand sung along to classics like Sweet Transvestite, Dammit Janet, I Can Make You A Man, Touch-a Touch-a Touch Me, Over At The Frankenstein Place and of course The Time Warp.

 

Richard O’Brien’s The Rocky Horror Show has not been seen in Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide for 15 years. Tickets go on sale on Monday September 2. If you have voyeuristic intentions, you know what to do – buy a ticket for a night of fun, frolics and frivolity before madness takes its toll.

 

Lyric Theatre, QPAC, Brisbane

 

Season:                       From 10 January 2014

Price:                            From $59.90*

Bookings:                   qpac.com.au or phone 136 246

 

Save with Groups of 8 or more (07) 3840 7466

VIP, Premium Tickets & Packages visit SHOWBIZ.COM.AU or 1300 4 SHOWS

 

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1 Response to “Craig McLachlan to do the Time Warp Again!”


  1. September 23, 2013 at 9:27 am

    Nobody has left a comment! What does that say? Really bad casting choice!


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