The Rocky Horror Show thrills Jozi audiences

Buz Publicity
03/06/2008 09:43:40

Get over to the Frankenstein place now …!

The Rocky Horror Show thrills Jozi audiences

Jozi audiences are shivering in antic-ppp-ation as the biggest and best production yet of The Rocky Horror Show is thrilling the crowds over at the Victory Theatre. The hit show is proving to be a massive success with audiences and critics alike and has been extended until the end of April 30 due to overwhelming audience demand.

Jonathan Swart (Eddie) & Dolly Louw (Columbia) - picture by John HoggThe dynamic Rocky Horror Show cast includes the brilliant Brendan van Rhyn as Frank’n’furter; Tamara Dey as Magenta; Ryan Flynn as Brad and Lyall Ramsden as Riff Raff. Other popular theatre names include Mark Richardson (Dr Scott) and Neville Thomas (Narrator) in the largest ever cast to perform the show on a South African stage.

Director Maralin Vanrenen has cleverly introduced a new and exciting concept while remaining true to the essence of the original.

The rebuilt Victory Theatre boasts four levels of secure onsite parking (at R10 per car) and an indoor/outdoor a la carte restaurant that can seat and cater for 460 people (the same capacity as the theatre) which makes it perfect for corporate events. To see the show and enjoy a meal at special rates call 011 728 9603 for details. The menu varies from African to Italian. Pizzas are made in the outdoor open-area pizza oven and lamb-on-the-spit options are also available.

Brendan van Rhyn (Frank n’ Furter) & Clayton Heroldt - picture by John HoggFor those Rocky fans who want to party there are three bars including a music bar (separate from the restaurant) that will keep them rocking till late.

Best access to The Victory Theatre from the north is on the M1. Take the Riviera off ramp and go along 1st Avenue Houghton and at the T-junction at Louis Botha turn left and The Victory Theatre and secure parking is 150 metres down the road on the left after the BP garage. From the south you take the 1st Avenue Houghton turnoff.

It’s the show you don’t want to miss. Call Computicket today on 011 340 8000 or The Victory Theatre 011 728 9603 for tickets. Get ready for Jozi’s biggest party!


“Maralin Vanrenen’s visualisation of an iconic stage creation looks fresh and spunky and is dressed up in wonderful new threads. The cast fire the musical to life. Frank ‘n’ Furter is given fresh tones by long-legged Brendan van Rhyn. He injects the energy it needs and it infects the rest of the cast. He makes this character his very own - and it’s a stupendous feat. This is a vibrant and flamboyant show, the pace is fast and furious and this cast do not disappoint in any department. Fish net stockings and suspenders are back – and you had better believe it!” – Peter Feldman, and The Jewish Report

“The sexual innuendo of a B-grade horror movie is spoofed to the hilt, but handled with elegance rather than lewdness by the cast. The balance of social innocence with a lurid plot involving ghosts, aliens and Nazis is delightful; the mélange of theatrical references from Fay Wray to Elvis and beyond will leave your mind spinning and your body responding to the music in ways you might not have antici…pated. Time is fleeting: Don’t dream it, be it. Give yourself over to absolute pleasure - even if you weren’t around in the seventies when it was designed to shock your broeks off. Go and do the timewarp again. And again. It is indeed just a jump to the left …” – Robyn Sassen, and The Sunday Independent.

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