Rocky Horror Sequel Shock Treatment Heading for London Stage
The sequel to cult classic The Rocky Horror Picture Show is set to be adapted for the London stage.
Director Benji Sperring will bring Richard O’Brien’s Shock Treatment to the King’s Head Theatre in spring 2015, which will include several of the original Rocky Horror characters.
O’Brien has reworked his script for its stage debut after the movie was widely panned by critics and never achieved a general release.
Shock Treatment picks up directly after Rocky Horror, with O’Brien’s characters finding themselves trapped in an ominous TV game show that pre-empts the popularity of reality television.
Born in England, O’Brien’s family emigrated to New Zealand in the early 1950s where he was raised on a sheep farm. It was here that he learnt to ride horses, which provided him with a break into the film industry as a stunt man, and also developed his keen interest in comic books, science-fiction and horror.
The new stage production will run until 9 May.
Original article by Jess Denham, The Independent, November 29, 2014.
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