Horror Picture Show (30th Anniversay),
De Montfort Hall, Leicester
like me your a Rocky Horror virgin then I'd recommend you try anything
A passionate and thought provoking drama/musical about lost innocence
and scarred lives, dashed idealism then damning betrayal...all the ingredients
of a Russian literary masterpeice...but it's the pelvic thrust that really
drives you insane because The Rocky Horror Picture Show is none of the
above so put on your suspenders and lace, spread your legs, take a step
to the right do the time warp...again!
If you've had a sheltered upbringing then it's definately worth entering
the warped and filty mind of Richard O'Brian. Forget the Crystal Maze
this is unadulterated fun rooted in the tradition of Sodom and Gommorah.
If you've a penchant for B-Movie incontinuity and absurdness then the
Rocky Horror Picture Show should really tickle your fancy, cross dressing
perversion, rock opera and sexual decadence all wrapped up in a song and
dance. The plot: Take Cliff Richard from "Summer Holiday" and
call him Brad. Get him naked and shagged up the butt by a transvestite
from the distant planet Translyvania called "Rocky".
Take Brads' fiancee Janet (like Sandy from "Grease"), get her
naked and shagged senseless by the same transvestite from Transylvania
called "Rocky". Have his replicant of a perfect human "Frank
en Furter" dancing like a model from the Gay Chat advert also shag
Have them singing over some heavy glam riffs and then kill everyone except
Brad and Janet (who now hate each other) with a particle laser gun...
and there my friends, you have it. A world embracing vision of the future,
a monster global hit that took it's creator Richard O'Brian out from the
dole que and into show business legend.
30 years on the affection for this unique, swinging show hasn't vanished.
Anything that attracts a sell out, grown up audience from the mundane
reality of 9 to 5 on a Monday night in Leicester - into drag and crotchless
panties can only be a good thing...can't it?