Ok…so I have either been living under a rock my entire life, or I am just uneducated! I had never seen The Rocky Horror Show before Monday night (film or stage show). I genuinely went in knowing nothing about it, other than the song “The Time Warp”. As a theatre and film lover this is a shock to me too.
So when I was given the opportunity to see it at The Bournemouth Pavilion via BH Live I was very excited and jumped at the chance! In hindsight I think this was the best way to see the show, with fresh eyes! I have never been to a theatre show like it! Some of the audience were dressed in amazing Rocky Horror costumes, and looked incredible. The theatre was electric (even before the performance started).
The opening song got my attention instantly, I was sucked in. The audience knew all of the words, were swaying their arms etc. The cast must get such as buzz from the audience participation.
They heckled in the right places, making it funny and part of the show. I haven’t been to a show where this has happened before, but it just seemed to work with this performance, adding a new dimension to the piece. Occasionally the actors did corpse, but who can blame them I would have to laugh too!
The quality of dancing and singing was fabulous! In particular Joanne Clifton stood out to me. I knew she could dance from watching Strictly Come Dancing, but her singing and acting were excellent, what a talented lady!
The stage design was technically clever. By using the revolving staging this allowed for seamless scene changes. The costumes had the wow factor, as did the make up! I liked that the band were on the stage too, making them apart of the performance all the way through.
I have never seen a theatre show that went so quickly, I was completely absorbed from the start. What I loved the most is there was no pretence, people could let go and be themselves. This is what theatre should be like!
The show is on at The Bournemouth Pavilion until October 26th, grab your tickets quickly if you are looking for a horrifically good time!
(This was a gifted experience via BH Live, however all of the above opinions are my own.)
Hi! I am Katie... a new mum trying to balance life, work and a beautiful baby girl! I love to take photos, travel, write, make art, and spend time with my family! xx