Fishnets? … check!
Heels? … check!
Over-sized pearls? … check!
Red lippy? … check!
Hotpants? … check!
Basque? … check!
… and that was just my boyfriend’s checklist!
It could only mean one thing (other than the unveiling of a secret that his grandmother of ’62 Hatherton Road with room for a pony’ would rather die than tell her mother’s meeting at the conservative club!) … of course it was ROCKY HORROR NIGHT!
So 9 of us donned heels, fishnets, and very little else and headed to ‘Wolverhampton Grand Theatre’ where we had fabulous seats only 4 rows from the front!
For those who’ve never seen the film, here’s a short plot synopsis:
“Follow squeaky-clean sweethearts Brad and Janet on an adventure they’ll never forget, with the scandalous Frank’n’Furter, rippling Rocky and vivacious Magenta. Get ready for a night of fun, frolics and frivolity in this thrilling production of Richard O’Brien’s classic original script!
Ready to thrill you with its frothy, fun and naughty moments, this is the boldest bash of them all, so sharpen those stilettos for the rockiest ride of your life! Don’t dream it – be it.”
Ainsley Harroitt played the narrator, and was sharp-tongued and quick whitted throughout, as the ‘film finatics’ heckled in all the right places … even taking time out from the script to plug his ‘cous cous’ range, which recieved raptuous applause and laughter from an audience that wouldn’t have looked out of place at a ‘bondage convention’!
The marvelous David Bedella played the flirtacious ‘Frank-N-Furter’ whose racy reputation was well and truly lived up to!
The sets, live music, and singing were first class! And even Ainsley had a go, with notable numbers being the famous ‘Time Warp’ and ‘Sweet Transvestite’. The audience were more than lively, and the girls and myself got up a few times to dance away with the cast on stage.
Although a few over-excitable ‘hecklers’ got a bit carried away, the audience participation factor of the show was no-doubt a large factor as to why the show has been so popular over the years and will inevitably continue to be so…
Overall, a fabulous night was had by all … and i don’t envy any of those who’re faced with the prospect of brushing out all of that ‘back-combing’ this morning!