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rockyh19.jpg Pelvic thrusts at the ready

Brad and Janet are shocked, SHOCKED, that so much depravity is about to engulf the Theatre Royal. Get set for another whirl around the Rocky Horror Show.

Meet Brad and his fiancé Janet, two clean-cut college kids out for a drive and not looking for trouble. But, by one of those cruel twists of fate so beloved of b-movie horror writers since time immemorial, they’ve broken down right outside a creepy mansion. So far, so “Brrr…”, but things become even creepier when they discover that the mansion is owned by one Dr Frank n Furter. So begins an adventure they won’t forget in a hurry. Richard O’Brien’s legendary rock ‘n’ roll ‘n’ suspenders musical features some of the best-loved songs in musical theatre including ‘Sweet Transvestite’, ‘Damn It Janet’ and, of course, the jump-to-the-left pelvic thrust of ‘The Time Warp’. This latest production stars Duncan James as Brad (ie him out of pop band Blue) and Joanne Clifton as Janet (ie her out of ‘Strictly Come Dancing’).

The Rocky Horror Show, Monday 5-Saturday 10 August, Theatre Royal, Newcastle, Mon-Thurs 7.30pm, Fri & Sat 8.30pm (mats Fri & Sat 5.30pm). theatreroyal.co.uk