Based on The Rocky Horror Show, by Richard O’Brien
Directed by Alex McKenzie, Musical Director: Laurens van der Klis
Workshopped on 11th and 19th July 2015, presented on 19th July 2015
Badhuistheater. Andreas Bonnstraat 28, Amsterdam
Frank N Furter (A Scientist): Keith Day
Janet Weiss (A Heroine) Sandy Topzand
Brad Majors (A Hero) Freek Wouters
Riff Raff (A Handyman) Simon Murphy
Magenta (A Domestic) Christine Blakely
Columbia (A Groupie) - Desiree Scholten
Eddie (Ex-Delivery Boy) - Ken Kitchen
Dr Everett Scott (A Rival Scientist) - Ken Kitchen
Rocky (A Creature) - Joao Calado
Narrator: Andrew Watson
Phantoms: Nina Cohen, Martina Parzmaier, Yann Belin
Special thanks to Ken Kitchen for creating his fabulous wheelchair.
About the workshop:
We spent two weekend days working on the songs and storyline. Instead of a script, we had a storyboard, so we knew what was supposed to happen when and which song to sing, but we improvised the dialogue.
After two days’ work, we presented the results to our non-paying audience, who enjoyed it immensely, as did we. We were all amazed at the quality of the work after just two days’ rehearsal.
About the show:
The Rocky Horror Show is a musical with music, lyrics and a book by Richard O'Brien. A humorous tribute to the science fiction and horror B movies of the late 1940s through to the early 1970s.
Brad and Janet, newly engaged, stumble onto the castle of Dr. Frank-N-Furter during a rainstorm. Taking refuge in the castle, they're present for the doctor's unveiling of his newest creation, Rocky, a man-made Adonis that will give...absolute pleasure. Over the course of the night, Frank seduces both Brad and Janet, Janet and Rocky become involved biblically, Dr. Everett Scott arrives looking for his son Eddie (whom Frank had killed), and it all goes to pot when the guests discover that Frank is actually an alien (a transvestite from the planet Transsexual in the galaxy Transylvania) who's succeeded in creating the Sonic Transducer, "an audio-vibratory physiomolecular transport device" capable of "breaking down solid matter and then projecting it through space and, who knows, perhaps even time itself."
(Images courtesy of Arjen Veldt www.arjenveldt.nl)