Richard O’Brien’s Musical Extravaganza The Rocky Horror Show Live at The Atkinson

Richard O’Brien’s Musical Extravaganza The Rocky Horror Show Live at The Atkinson

See Richard O’Brien’s musical extravaganza The Rocky Horror Show Live streamed live to The Atkinson on Thursday 17 September.

Comedy legend Stephen Fry, Great British Bake Off host Mel Giedroyc and Spice Girl Emma Bunton are the first celebrities to be announced as special guest stars in the Gala Charity Performance of The Rocky Horror Show Live at London’s Playhouse Theatre on Thursday 17 September, which will be broadcast live to cinemas across the UK and Europe.

They will join the creator of The Rocky Horror Show, Richard O’Brien, on stage for one night only as all four of them take their turn performing the role of ‘The Narrator’. This Gala performance, in aid of Amnesty International, is the highlight of 11 special performances of The Rocky Horror Show at The Playhouse from 11th – 19th September, all starring Richard O’Brien. Tickets for these shows were in such high demand that they sold out in less than 72 hours.

Sir Howard Panter said: “We are thrilled with the unprecedented demand for this special production of the Rocky Horror Show. This will be the world’s opportunity to see stars like Stephen Fry, Mel Giedroyc and Emma Bunton up on stage along with the show’s creator Richard O’Brien in what promises to be an unmissable cinema event.”

Stephen Fry said: “I’ve been a devoted fan of The Rocky Horror Show for most of my life and I have been proud to support the incredible work of Amnesty International for just as long, so to be joining Richard and the cast on stage for this special evening is a dream come true.”
Emma Bunton: “I am so excited about being involved in the legendary Rocky Horror Show. Richard O’Brien has written something that is a huge part of British culture. I’m looking forward to shaking my tush to the Time Warp!”

The Rocky Horror Company and Picturehouse Entertainment present The Ambassador Theatre Group production of the show which will be directed by Christopher Luscombe and produced by Howard Panter for Ambassador Theatre Group. These special London performances precede a nationwide UK tour of The Rocky Horror Show, which opens at the Theatre Royal Brighton on 17 December 2015.

“Panto for grown-ups – colourful, in your face, relentlessly energetic and high on audience participation” – The Times

“Hard to think of another musical quite as unique as this. Christopher Luscombe’s affectionate production feels like a genuine blast from the past” – Mail on Sunday

“As delightfully naughty as ever!” – Daily Telegraph

“So fast, so funny, so sexy” – Daily Mail

The Rocky Horror Show Live starts at 6.45pm on Thursday 17 September and tickets are £10. They are available online at, by calling the Box Office on 01704 533333 or over the counter during The Atkinson opening hours.

Please be advised that this is a live screening of the show and not a live theatre event.

*Please be advised that there is a £2.50 booking fee for telephone and online sales and from 1 September the fee will change to £1 per ticket across all sales.


National Theatre Live
The Rocky Horror Show Live (12a)
Thursday 17 September, 6.45pm

For interviews, press tickets or more information please contact Emma Lloyd on 0151 934 2129 or
The Atkinson
Lord Street

In person: Visit The Atkinson box office on Lord Street
For tickets: visit the website or call box office on 01704 533333

About The Atkinson
The Atkinson is Southport’s beautiful new home for music, theatre, art, poetry, literature and history, right in the middle of Lord Street in Southport. Significant investment has been made in refurbishing the stunning 19th century buildings, to create a really welcoming multi art-form venue with a strong contemporary feel.
The Atkinson offers an exciting and varied destination for families, cultural tourists and arts enthusiasts alike, with a full day and night time offer. Wile the day away visiting the new shop, that sells gifts and contemporary crafts from regional makers and then relax in the Bakery, choosing from a selection of artisan bread sandwiches, cakes and sharing platters. You can even take little bit of The Atkinson home with you from the delicatessen. Wonder through the major exhibitions and see performances from some of the UK’s foremost musicians, actors, performers and companies, films, family activities and much more.

Posted on 17 August 2015 under General news

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