8-13 August 2016
Reviewed by Darryl Ryznar
For those of you unfamiliar with The Rocky Horror Show, written by legendary actor Richard O’Brien, it’s a fabulous cult production following the tale of a newly engaged couple who, upon finding themselves stranded in a storm, seek shelter at a nearby castle. Here they stumble across a mad scientist and his staff who have created a ‘perfect’ man, called Rocky. The hilarity and horror that ensues make for a hilarious tale, with classic songs such as Sweet Transvestite and Time Warp guiding you through.
Sitting in the Grand Circle, we had a brilliant view of the evening’s festivities. With a number of audience members dressed in fishnets, corsets, and maid outfits – more than acceptable at the Rocky Horror Show I can assure you – we knew we were in for a treat, and from the moment the first notes of the opening number (Science Fiction/Double Feature) were sung the crowd went wild – I should also note that crowd participation is encouraged as there are actually ‘official’ words and phrases to shout out at certain points, which adds to the crazy atmosphere. Things only heated up when the Time Warp began and we were encouraged to all take part – I don’t think anyone was left in their seat!
A great cast line up – Diana Vickers was wonderful as meek Janet, with Norman Pace as the hilarious and quick witted narrator – but the show was truly stolen by Liam Tamne as the delightfully wicked Frank-n-furter. The nice-but-naughty costumes were on point and the pivoting detailed scenery (including a Dodo’s head as a trophy on one of the walls!) really made the show!
I would highly recommend a visit to Frank-n-furter’s, so leave the kids at home, get on your high heels and fishnets and head down to Glasgow’s King’s Theatre for a 5 star show.
Glasgow King’s Theatre is centrally located on Bath street, close to the M8, with free on street parking nearby and great public transport links – Charing Cross train station is behind the theatre with a number of major bus routes stopping outside.
Tickets cost from £16.90 to £64.40 (plus £2.85 transaction fee).
The Rocky Horror Show is at the King’s Theatre in Glasgow until 13 August 2016. For more information or to book tickets click here or call the box office on 0844 871 7648.
King’s Theatre, 297 Bath Street, Glasgow, G2 4JN | 0844 871 7648