Let’s do the Time Warp again

Philip Franks in the Rocky Horror Show''Photo by Manuel Harlan
Philip Franks in the Rocky Horror Show''Photo by Manuel Harlan

Strictly Come Dancing and Tracy Beaker star Dani Harmer is at the Theatre Royal in Nottingham this week, appearing in Richard O’Brien’s legendary musical extravaganza The Rocky Horror Show.

The 40th anniverary production is touring the country and is at the venue until Saturday, September 28.

Dani Harmer plays the role of Janet, teaming up with Ben Forster, who won the ITV1 series Superstar, as her fellow innocent Brad.

West End actor Oliver Thornton, who has appeared in Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Phantom Of the Opera, Les Miserables, Chicago and Starlight Express, stars as the lead character Frank ‘n’ Furter while Philip Franks, from The Darling Buds of May and Heartbeat, plays the Narrator.

Since its first appearance at the Royal Court Theatre in June 1973, Richard O’Brien’s The Rocky Horror Show has become the world’s favourite rock n’ roll musical.

It has been performed worldwide for nearly 40 years in over 30 countries in every continent and has been translated into more than 20 languages. It was also famously filmed in 1975 with a cast that included Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon and Richard O’Brien himself.

To celebrate the 40th anniversary, Christopher Luscombe has created a new production for a year-long UK tour. This musical extravaganza will feature all of its famous musical classics including Science Fiction/Double Feature, Dammit Janet and of course, the timeless floor-filler, The Time-Warp.

The Rocky Horror Show tells the story of Brad and his fiancée Janet, two squeaky clean college kids who meet Dr Frank ’n’ Furter by chance when their car breaks down outside his house, whilst on their way to visit their former college professor. It is an adventure they’ll never forget, with fun, frolics, frocks, and frivolity, bursting with timeless songs and outrageous outfits.

For ticket details, call 0115 9895555.