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The Rocky Horror Show Melbourne 2023

The iconic rock musical is turning 50 and celebrating with a brand new Australian tour in 2023.
By Alec Jones and Sarah Ward
December 22, 2022
By Alec Jones and Sarah Ward
December 22, 2022

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Time really must be fleeting because the Rocky Horror Show is celebrating its 50th birthday. Since making its stage debut in 1973 from maestro Richard O'Brien (and a beloved film adaptation in 1975), the show had a meteoric rise in popularity. Now, it's coming to Australia for a 50th-anniversary tour in 2023, coming to the Athenaeum Theatre in May.

In case you're among those who haven't had the pleasure of viewing this rock 'n' roll masterpiece: It follows a squeaky-clean young couple who experience car troubles while driving on a remote highway and walk to a nearby castle to find help. Waiting in that castle is a mad scientist, his mad staff and an even madder creation. You've almost certainly heard of it before since the musical alone has had over 30 million viewers worldwide.

This run will see Neighbours legend Jason Donovan take the lead as Dr Frank-N-Furter, plus Ethan Jones (9 to 5 The Musical) and Deirdre Khoo (Once) as the couple in question, Brad and Janet. The cast also includes Myf Warhurst as The Narrator, Ellis Dolan (School of Rock) as Eddie/Dr Scott, Darcey Eagle (Cruel Intentions: The 90s Musical) as Columbia, Loredo Malcolm (Hamilton) as Rocky and Henry Rollo (Jagged Little Pill the Musical) as Riff Raff.

So let's take a jump to the left, take a step to the right, and then head to the website to secure tickets because they're already on sale.

The Rocky Horror Show opens in the Athenaeum Theatre on Thursday, May 18. Visit the website for more information and to secure tickets.

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