20th February 2023

Manchester Opera House gets ready to do the Time Warp (again)

The Rocky Horror Show returns to Manchester’s Opera House Theatre this February
Manchester Opera House gets ready to do the Time Warp (again)
Photo: ATG

Anybody and everybody should be thrilled and chilled to know Manchester Opera House will be hosting Dr Frank-n-Furter’s sultry return.  The renowned 70s musical, written by Richard O’Brien, received the Evening Standard Award for Best Musical and has since seized the heart of any rock’n’roll fan who dares to enjoy the temptations of a ‘Sweet Tranvestite’.

The production has gained new followers along the way. My last press visit to watch this play was in fact my first time experiencing Rocky Horror Show, this time will be my third viewing of, dare I say it, my favourite musical. My experience showcases that the fun, comedy, and sexiness this show encapsulates are addictive.

The fun-filled frolics, frocks and frivolity is directed by Christopher Luscombe who honours the masterpiece by featuring all the musical’s favourite numbers like ‘Sweet Transvestite’, ‘Dammit Janet’, and ‘The Time Warp’, of course!

The cast features a plethora of familiar favourites from the theatre sphere such as Haley Flaherty (Mamma Mia, Chicago) and Stephen Webb (Jersey Boys, Legally Blonde). It also stars Ore Oduba, a British media presenter and actor, best known for winning Strictly Come Dancing in 2016. Oduba previously performed in Curtains.

We can’t wait to watch the return of this illustrious, energetic classic in the beautiful Opera House theatre and have no doubt that my third time attending will delight just as much as the first two. 


The Rocky Horror Show plays at Manchester Opera House from February 20-25.

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