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.