Rocky Horror Show creator Richard O’Brien, plus guests Stephen Fry, Emma Bunton and Mel Giedroyc, is rejoining the hit musical for a live screening at the Wellesley playing The Narrator, his first UK performances in the role for more than 20 years.
This celebrity gala performance of the cult rock and roll musical is on Thursday September 17th in aid of Amnesty International Tickets from the Wellesley website.
“I’m looking forward to it,” O’Brien said in a BBC interview. “I love the laughter of the show. I love the noise of approval and laughter, it’s just so joyous.”
Rocky Horror Show, which celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2013, first debuted at London’s Royal Court Theatre. O’Brien, who originally played Riff Raff, later adapted it into the 1975 film The Rocky Horror Picture Show with director Jim Sharman.
It starred Susan Sarandon and Barry Bostwick as sweethearts Janet and Brad, who get caught up in a storm and end up at the home of mad transvestite scientist Frank N Furter (played by Tim Curry) and his new creation Rocky Horror.
The new West End performances come ahead of a nationwide tour kicking off in Brighton in December.