Bullring bull glams up for Rocky Horror arrival

The iconic Birmingham landmark has had a full Rocky Horror Show makeover, to celebrate the legendary rock n’ roll musical taking centre-stage at The Alexandra in Birmingham.

Richard O’Brien’s musical favourite opens tonight at the Station Street venue and runs for two weeks until Saturday 25th May. The cast includes Duncan James as Frank; Strictly Come Dancing champion, Joanne Clifton as Janet and A1’s Ben Adams as Brad.

TV star and Brummie favourite, Alison Hammond, takes the role of narrator and Kristian Lavercombe is also reprising his role as Riff Raff, following more than 1300 performances in The Rocky Horror Show around the world. Speaking ahead of the show's arrival in Birmingham, Duncan said:

“Frank is such an iconic role, it’s an honour to be able to play him and a role that I have always wanted to do. I’m so excited to be touring with such a fun and vibrant show, and to be working with this fantastic cast.”

The Rocky Horror Show tells the story of Brad and his fiancée Janet, two squeaky clean college kids who meet Dr Frank’n’Furter by chance when their car breaks down outside his house whilst on their way to visit their favourite college professor. It’s an adventure they’ll never forget, with fun, frolics, frocks and frivolity, bursting with timeless songs and outrageous outfits.  

The show began life in 1973 before an audience of just 63 people in the Royal Court’s Theatre Upstairs. It was an immediate success and transferred to the Chelsea Classic Cinema, before going on to run at the Kings Road Theatre and the Comedy Theatre in the West End.

In 1975 it was transformed into a film called The Rocky Horror Picture Show which took over $135 million at the Box Office and is still shown in cinemas around the world more than 40 years after its premiere, making it the longest running theatrical release in cinema history. 

Tickets for the show are available online at atgtickets.com/birmingham or by calling 0844 871 3011.


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