Rocky Horror’s return season cast confirmed

Australian audiences are preparing to do the Time Warp (again!) and producers Howard Panter and John Frost have today confirmed the company of performers set to appear in the anticipated 2015 season of The Rocky Horror Show, starring Craig McLachlan.

Stephen Mahy and Amy Lehpamer join the cast of Rocky Horror
Stephen Mahy and Amy Lehpamer join the cast of Rocky Horror

Direct from starring roles in the hit musicals Grease and Once are Stephen Mahy and Amy Lehpamer in the leading roles of Brad and Janet, the young couple at the centre of the story.

Angelique Cassimatis joins the company as Columbia and British actress Jayde Westaby will play Magenta, a role she has performed on the UK tour of The Rocky Horror Show.

Beloved theatre and television performer Bert Newton will play the Narrator, and reprising their roles from the 2014 Australian tour of The Rocky Horror Show will be Kristian Lavercombe as Riff Raff, Nicholas Christo as Eddie and Dr Scott, and Brendan Irving as Rocky.

The Phantoms, who also understudy the leading roles, will be played by Meghan O’Shea (A Chorus Line), Suzanne Steele (Wicked), Darren Tyler (Legally Blonde) and Drew Weston (Mary Poppins), while the Swing/Dance Captain will be Nicholas Eaton (War Horse).

“We are thrilled with this exciting new cast for The Rocky Horror Show. With Craig and Bert leading this wonderfully talented group of performers, this is sure to be a wild and sexy night out,” said producers Howard Panter and John Frost.

“After the huge success of last year’s tour, we received so many requests to bring this 40th Anniversary production of The Rocky Horror Show to Sydney. Finally now, a year later, a theatre is available so we can bring this much-loved iconic musical back to Sydney, then a return visit to Melbourne. Theatregoers should give themselves over to absolute pleasure before madness takes its toll!”

The Rocky Horror Show will play at Sydney’s Lyric Theatre from 11 April and will transfer to Melbourne’s Comedy Theatre from 12 June. 

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Erin James

Erin James is's former Editor in Chief and a performer on both stage and screen. Credits include My Fair Lady, South Pacific and The King and I (Opera Australia), Love Never Dies and Cats (Really Useful Group), Blood Brothers (Enda Markey Presents), A Place To Call Home (Foxtel/Channel 7) and the feature film The Little Death (written and directed by Josh Lawson).

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