The Rocky Horror Show, with music and lyrics by Richard O’Brien, was born at the Royal Court’s tiny Theatre Upstairs on June 16, 1973, and went on to become an international stage hit and a major film. This 35-year anniversary concert release features the music from the show, and was recorded at the Royal Court in May 2006, to an audience of faithful fans. Richard O’Brien rewrote the narration, and a cast of performers was put together, some from the original show, some who have appeared in productions over its 35-year history, and other fans of the show.
Members of the original cast – Richard O’Brien, Patricia Quinn, Little Nell and Rayner Bourton – are back together on stage for the first time. They are joined by Anthony Head, one of the best Franks ever, and a host of famous names as singers and narrators.
The show features unforgettable numbers such as Time Warp and Sweet Transvestite, which have come to represent the sexual liberation of the 1970s.