A STELLAR cast has been announced for the history making production of Richard O’Brien’s The Rocky Horror Show at the Theatre Royal in October.

Rob Mallet and Imogen Moore will return to Tasmania from the mainland to play Brad and Janet respectively, with John O’Hara as Dr. Frank-N-Furter and Tasmanian residents Scott Farrow and John X will play Riff Raff and The Narrator respectively.

It will be the first time the production has been in Tasmania in nearly 40 years, with it being the first full commercial professional production coming out of the state.

“We’re finally at 100 per cent capacity with no masks so this really is the only place in the southern hemisphere to see The Rocky Horror Show,” producer John X said.

“It’s so exciting to see some of Tasmania’s biggest music theatre exports, plying their trade back on the Hobart stage.

“It’s running longer than any other show, it really shouldn’t be missed by anyone – it is a history making performance.”

John X said the Rocky Horror Show was a production loved by many around the world with a lot of history.

“There’s so many generations across the last 40 years who have grown up with this show,” he said.

“It’s a lot of fun, it’s a bit risky, it’s a bit out there, it breaks the rules, so it’s a great escape.

“After the year we’ve had, I think it’s very popular because it’s a show where we can forget what we’ve been through in the last 12 to 18 months and really just let your hair down and celebrate the fact that we’re back together as a community and out of COVID.

“Theatre is going to return with a vengeance, led by The Rocky Horror Show.”

Tasmanian Premier Peter Gutwein encouraged Tasmanians to attend the show.

“I think it will set the standard moving forward, not only as an iconic event that is going to attract more people to live theatre and more young people to the theatre space, but importantly it’s going to play a very strong role in attracting people from around the country to view the show here.”

The Rocky Horror Show will be performed at the Theatre Royal from Wednesday 6 to Sunday 31 October 2021.

To purchase a ticket, visit theatreroyal.com.au or phone 6146 3300.

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