The worldwide celebration of the 50th Anniversary world tour for the iconic Rock 'N' Roll musical, The Rocky Horror Show, continues in 2024. The new Australian production is set to return to the Theatre Royal Sydney from March 31, headlined by Jason Donovan, who will be joined by Narrator Dylan Alcott AO from March 31 to April 17. Additional Narrators for the Sydney season will be announced soon. The tour is scheduled to visit Newcastle in January with Myf Warhurst as the Narrator, and makes a triumphant return to Melbourne's Athenaeum Theatre from February 9 with Joel Creasey taking on the role of the Narrator.
Dylan Alcott, a tennis champion, former Australian of the Year, and Paralympian, is set to add the Narrator in The Rocky Horror Show to his list of accomplishments. Transitioning into acting, Alcott expresses excitement about portraying the tale of Frank N Furter and his mischievous friends on that memorable night.
Jason Donovan, reprising his role as Frank N Furter, is enthusiastic about performing the role for Australian audiences. Stellar Perry, Deirdre Khoo, Henry Rollo, Darcey Eagle, and Ellis Dolan return to the cast, with Blake Bowden and Daniel Erbacher joining in 2024 as Brad and the Frank N Furter Alternate, respectively.
The ensemble cast includes Josh Gates, Hollie James, Nicolas Van Litsenborgh, Erica Wild, Keane Fletcher, and Seryan Burke-Low. The production, created by Richard O'Brien, celebrates its 50th year as one of the world's favorite musicals, holding the distinction of being the only contemporary rock musical to achieve this milestone.
Originating in 1973 at the Royal Court's Theatre Upstairs, The Rocky Horror Show has maintained a continuous presence on stages worldwide. The 1975 film adaptation, "The Rocky Horror Picture Show," became a cinematic phenomenon, grossing over $135 million and earning the title of the longest-running theatrical release in cinema history.
The show's enduring popularity is evident in its global success, with tours in numerous countries, including recent performances in the UK, Israel, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Italy, Argentina, Romania, Slovenia, Belgium, Tokyo, Korea, Brazil, Canada, and Iceland.
Seen by over 30 million people in more than 30 countries and translated into 20 languages, The Rocky Horror Show has become a cultural phenomenon. The timeless songs, outrageous outfits, and iconic dance number "The Time Warp" continue to captivate audiences, making it a party experience cherished by fans across generations.
The 50th Anniversary production, directed by Christopher Luscombe, promises to deliver the bold and thrilling party atmosphere that has defined The Rocky Horror Show for the past five decades. Whether it's your first or twenty-first time experiencing the show, the "Global Guaranteed Party" is set to take center stage in Australia in 2024.