Richard O’Brien’s cult hit The Rocky Horror Show has extended its West End run due to popular demand giving fans an extra week to dig out their fishnets and feather boas.
The show will now bring its eccentric fun and outrageous style to the Playhouse Theatre from 11 to 26 September starring its creator O’Brien as The Narrator alongside West End regulars David Bedella, Haley Flaherty and Ben Forster.
Commenting on the much-loved show’s continued popularity, the Crystal Maze star said: “The response to the Rocky Horror Show has been outstanding… We are all really looking forward to being a part of these very special shows.”
As part of the Christopher Luscombe-directed production’s run, the spoof horror musical will stage a special gala night charity performance on 17 September featuring appearances from a line-up of well-known theatrical performers and pop superstars.
Joining the previously announced Stephen Fry, Mel Giedroyc and Emma Bunton, who will all share the role of The Narrator, is Anthony Head. No stranger to the brilliantly warped show, alongside his long-running role in Buffy And The Vampire Slayer and theatre credits including the Old Vic’s Six Degrees Of Separation, Head has appeared in three previous Rocky Horror productions.
Celebrating his return to the show in aid of charity, Head commented: “Who wouldn’t jump at the chance (and to the left) to be a guest Narrator for Richard O’Brien in aid of Amnesty International. Let madness take control.”