The Rocky Horror Show
The Rocky Horror Show
© Christina Baumann-Canaval

The Rocky Horror Show

Richard O'Brien

By Arrangement with Mehr-BB Entertainment GmbH and The Rocky Horror Company Ltd.

Revival 27. December 2022 / Salzburg State Theatre

Synopsis

“I see you shiver with antici... - pation!” To say that Richard O’Brien’s musical play causes a shiver of anticipation would indeed be an understatement. With the release of its film version, this traumatizing and dizzying roller-coaster ride through science fiction, glam rock, pornography and horror film aesthetics irrevocably became an iconic hit.

It all starts innocently enough: Janet and Brad are a slightly dull young couple who are newly in love when their car breaks down in the middle of nowhere. They seek help at an old castle nearby – and stumble into a wild orgy of aliens from the planet Transsexual. Among them is Dr Frank-N-Furter, who is about to reveal his latest invention: an artificially created, well-built man named Rocky, whose exclusive purpose is the – sexual – pleasure of the scientist. It soon turns out that Frank-N-Furter has a few skeletons in the closet (quite literally). This is one night that Janet and Brad are not likely to forget anytime soon… Trash, a breach of taboos and sexual provocation, all this is “The Rocky Horror Show”. And it is not ashamed to say so! In fact, the musical play celebrates these things, while remaining honest, even moving, all the way through and inviting us to simply turn our “guilty pleasures” into nothing but “pleasures”.

Both the film and the musical play are considered must-see, standard works of popular culture, experienced ideally in the interactive package which contains lights, party hats and playing cards for throwing, among other things. Singing along is expressly permitted and good mood is guaranteed with the team around Marco Dott.

Duration: 2 h / eine Pause

Reviews

Let´s do the time warp again!“ und weitere Hits aus der „Rocky Horror Show“ verwandelten das Salzburger Landestheater am Samstag in ein Tollhaus. Eine Neuproduktion des Rockmusicals aus dem Jahr 1973 feierte Premiere, und viele Fans kamen stilecht in Lederjacken oder Netzstrümpfen. Die Besucher konnten ein Fanbag erwerben, dessen Utensilien eifrig eingesetzt wurden.

Salzburger Nachrichten

Regisseur Marco Dott setzt das Publikum unter Strom: Bühne frei für die „Rocky Horror Show“, das elektrisierendste Sexperiment der Musical-Geschichte! Dott verpasst dem Kult nur eine leichte Frischzellenkur. Gut so: Rocky bringt en Saal noch immer zum Johlen.

Kronen Zeitung