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The Rocky Horror Show

Presented by Auckland Theatre Company
at Skycity Theatre, Auckland, New Zealand, 16 November-21 December plus 31 December 2002, and 6-17 January 2003;
at The Opera House, St. James Theatre, Wellington, New Zealand, 23 January-6 February 2003
Written by Richard O'Brien; directed by Simon Prast



 



"Let's do The Time Warp again!"
Michael as Riff Raff

"Sweet Transvestite"
(l) Joel Toebeck as Frank 'N' Furter; (r) Ainslie Allen as Columbia, Joel, Carolyn McLaughlin as Magenta, Michael





 





 

Frank'n'Furter
Riff Raff
Magenta
Brad
Brad (Wellington)
Janet
Janet (Wellington)
Columbia
Rocky
Dr Scott/Eddie
Eddie (Wellington)
Narrator
Usherette
Usherette
Transylvanian
Transylvanian
Transylvanian
Transylvanian
Transylvanian
Transylvanian
Transylvanian

 

Joel Tobeck
Michael Hurst
Carolyn McLaughlin
Roy Snow
Sebastian Hurrell
Sophia Hawthorne
Anna Hewlett
Ainslie Allen
Clint Elvy
Mikey Havoc
Clint Sharplin
Craig Parker/Oliver Driver
Bella Kalolo
Jason Te Patu
Tania Bond
Jennifer Freed
Anna Hewlett
Sebastian Hurrell
Kane Parsons
Clint Sharplin
Jacob Sullivan

Director
Musical Director
Designer
Lighting Designer
Costume Designer
Choreographer
Stage Manager

Percussion
Guitar
Bass
Sax
Keyboard

 
 


Simon Prast
Grant Winterburn
John Parker
T.O. Robertson
Elizabeth Whiting
Marianne Schultz
Frith Walker

Barry Widerstrom
Lance Su
'a
Bob Shepheard
Tim Hopkins
Paul Barrett


Program Notes

From the Artistic Director: Inspired by the sights and cinema of his youth in small-town New Zealand, O'Brien's exotic fusion of sex, song and science-fiction premiered in a tiny London theatre in 1973. Thirty years on, it has evolved into a cult-classic, an icon of pop culture. Cast alumni include the playwright himself, Tim Curry, Gary Glitter, Russell Crowe and even former Prime Minister Robert Muldoon. Today, its 'naive charm' is as potent as ever, bewitching legions of fans and first-timers on screens and stages throughout the world. They immediately respond to the indelible characters and unforgettable score. but, like all 'classics', The Rocky Horror Show amounts to more than the sum of its parts. Amidst the fishnets and Frank's fiendish plans, we find hope of liberation and love and permission to be oneself in a world where being different is normal, and vice versa.

Don't Dream it. Be it.

-Simon Prast


 
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Reviews and Articles on The Rocky Horror Show

National Business Review:  "As Riff Raff, Michael Hurst was a mixture of comic brilliance and brutish sycophancy." 

Sunday Star-Times:  "Michael Hurst's Riff Raff capers maniacally . . . " 

New Zealand Herald :  " . . . not just a entertaining encounter of a very strange kind, but a truly amazing production."