The Rocky Horror Show at New Wimbledon Theatre
Part comedy, part musical, part science fiction, The Rocky Horror Show is sure to delight with upbeat songs and amazingly sexy costumes. Likely to attract a cult following in the audience, the production is a superb piece of interactive, evolving fun. The crowd find themselves responsible for many jokes and puns to be played on the actors and the narrator as they yell out the raunchiest answers to questions posed on stage.
The acting and vocals were enjoyable and endearing. Liam Tamne, as transvestite main character Frank-N-Furter, was terrific in his role, easily becoming a crowd favourite. “His” feminine costume was juxtaposed with his masculine body in a jarring yet liberating way. Male bodies found interesting use throughout; in contrast, the often objectified female body took a back seat in terms of sexual exhibition – a fun concept to play with and one that the audience clearly enjoyed.
Loud, energetic music coaxed almost the entire audience to its feet during some of the more jiving songs. Blaring horns and smooth electric guitars comprised the front of the wonderful sound. The lights were appropriately garish, and effective in bringing the action on stage into the audience. A solid set allowed for smooth transitions and easy-to-follow scene changes.
This entertaining musical is a must-see for those who seek a reason to dress as the opposite sex and get weird. Those uninitiated will most definitely find themselves lured into the Rocky Horror Show cult, on their feet yelling obscenities at the stage in no time.
The Rocky Horror Show is on at the New Wimbledon Theatre from 29th February until 5th March 2016, for further information or to book visit here.
Watch a trailer for the show here: