Record-breaking RIFF RAFF – Kristian Lavercombe – has just completed the UK Tour of Richard O’Brien’s ROCKY HORROR SHOW where he notched up a staggering 1600 performances!
Not only is this a record for an actor playing the role the most, but it also marks the record any actor has performed in Rocky Horror since its conception.
We are delighted to announce that Kristian will be playing his record-breaking RIFF RAFF role in our current South African production – due to hit Montecasino on the 17th Jan 2020 until 1 March 2020.
LET’S DO THE TIME-WARP AGAIN!
Pieter Toerien & Howard Panter present LEGENDARY MUSICAL EXTRAVAGANZA
“Fresh, subversive, essential”
CRAIG URBANI as Dr Frank’n’Furter
KATE NORMINGTON as the Narrator
KRISTIAN LAVERCOMBE as Riff Raff
And DIDINTLE KHUNOU as Janet
Since it first opened in London in June 1973 at the Royal Court Theatre Upstairs, Richard O’Brien’s The Rocky Horror Show has become the world’s favourite Rock ‘N’ Roll musical, having been performed worldwide for 45 years in more than 30 countries and translated into over 20 languages. This critically-acclaimed stunning new production is coming to the Teatro, Montecasino, in January 2020 – can you feel the ANTICI… PATION?! Directed by Christopher Luscombe, the smash hit show features all of the famous musical numbers which have made The Rocky Horror Show such a huge hit for over four decades, including “Sweet Transvestite”, “Science Fiction/Double Feature”, “Dammit Janet” and, of course, the timeless floor-filler, “The Time-Warp”.
The Rocky Horror Show tells the story of Brad and his fiancée Janet, two squeaky clean college kids who meet Dr Frank’n’Furter by chance when their car breaks down outside his house whilst on their way to visit their favourite college professor. It’s an adventure they’ll never forget, with fun, frolics, frocks and frivolity, bursting with timeless songs and outrageous outfits. The Rocky Horror Show is a guaranteed party, which famously combines science-fiction, horror, comedy and music while encouraging audience participation meaning, of course, getting dressed in the most outrageous fancy dress.
The Rocky Horror Show first began life in 1973 before an audience of just 63 people in the Royal Court’s Theatre Upstairs. It was an immediate success and transferred to the Chelsea Classic Cinema, before going on to run at the Kings Road Theatre, 1973-79 and the Comedy Theatre in the West End, 1979-80. In 1975, it was transformed into a film called ‘The Rocky Horror Picture Show’. This film adaptation took over $135 million at the Box Office and is still shown in cinemas around the world more than 40 years after its premiere, making it the longest running theatrical release in cinema history. Many stars including Russell Crowe, Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon, Jerry Springer, Jason Donovan and Meatloaf have appeared in The Rocky Horror Show over the past 45 years.
The cast includes the BEST SA talent – Craig Urbani, Kate Normington, Didintle Khunou, Anthony Downing, Kristian Lavercombe, Marlee van der Merwe, Stefania du Toit, Zak Hendrikz, Jarryd Nurden, Jessica Sole, Usisipho Nteyi, Robin Timm and Sean Louw.
Ready to thrill you with fun and naughty moments, The Rocky Horror Show is the boldest bash of them all. But be warned, this show has rude parts!
BIGGER and BETTER than ever seen before on South African stages – this is Richard ‘O Brien’s original legendary Rock ‘n Roll Musical – It’s just a jump to the left… and then a step to the right!
Dates: 17 Jan – 1 March
Performances: Tue – Fri @ 8pm, Sat @ 4pm & 8pm, Sun @ 2pm & 6pm
Tickets: R150, R200, R300, R400, R500 (Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat & Sun 2pm) R100, R150, R250, R350, R450 (Tue & Sun 6pm)
All bookings at Theatre Box Office & COMPUTICKET
DON’T DREAM IT – BE IT!
Kristian Lavercombe Biography
Character: Riff Raff
Kristian has notched up over seventeen hundred performances in the Rocky Horror Show – a world record for the amount of times anyone has performed in the show. He’s worked on Rocky Horror on several different tours and productions around the world, including the Westend production of Rocky Horror that was beamed live to cinemas across Europe.
Aside from Rocky Horror, Kristian has had leading roles in over 30 professional productions. Highlights include: ‘Jesus’ in Jesus Christ Superstar (Auckland Theatre Company), ‘Bobby Strong’ in Urinetown (Downstage Theatre), ‘Leaf Coneybear’ in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Auckland Theatre Company), ‘Dodger’ in Oliver! (The Court Theatre), ‘Puck’ in Mendelssohn’s Midsummer Night’s Dream (Christchurch Arts Festival) and ‘The Dark Lady’ in the New Zealand tour of This Holy Fire of Love (New Zealand Symphony Orchestra).
Other shows include: Hamlet, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, Lady Windermere’s Fan, Amy’s View, The Cripple of Inishmaan, The Complete Works of Shakespeare – Abridged, Skylight, Antony and Cleopatra, Alice, Caesar and Cleopatra, Mother Courage, The Queen and I (Court Theatre), My First Time (Fortune Theatre), Rent (Auckland Musical Theatre), The Wizard Of Oz (Peach Theatre), Hushabye Mountain (Auckland International Comedy Festival), Amadeus (Theatre Alive), The Fantasticks (CAN Professional Theatre), Sinbad (The Actors Company) and ‘Tarquin’ in the TV series Dark Knight (Palana Productions).
You can follow Kristian on Instagram: @kristianlavercombe