LET’S DO THE TIME-WARP AGAIN!

Pieter Toerien & Howard Panter present

Richard O’Brien’s

LEGENDARY MUSICAL

ROCKY HORROR SHOW

★★★★★

“Fresh, subversive, essential”

Daily Telegraph

STARRING

CRAIG URBANI as Dr Frank’n’Furter

And KATE NORMINGTON as the Narrator

TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

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, Anthony Downing, Marlee van der Merwe, Stefania du Toit, Zac 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!

ARTSCAPE, CAPE TOWN

6 Dec – 12 Jan

TEATRO, MONTECASINO

17 Jan – 1 March

Performances: Tue – Fri @ 8pm, Sat @ 3pm & 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!

Pieter Toerien presents

INTERNATIONAL ICE DANCE SENSATION RETURNS

TO SOUTH AFRICA WITH BRAND NEW SHOW

PETER PAN ON ICE

 

JHB: The Teatro, Montecasino from 6 December – 11 January

CPT: Artscape Opera House from 15 January – 2 February

 

The world’s premier theatrical ice skating company, The Imperial Ice Stars, returns to South Africa with a brand-new show, PETER PAN ON ICE! Take a journey to Neverland in this classic tale of magic and make-believe, spectacularly staged on real ice.

Showcasing 23 former World, European and National Championship-level skaters, the highly accomplished cast will astound and mesmerise audiences with their adrenaline-rich, dramatic performance.  Collectively, the entire cast holds more than 250 competition medals and will bring their athletic and artistic talents to retell J M Barrie’s well-loved story of Peter Pan.

Join Peter – the boy who never grows up – as he and Tinker Bell whisk Wendy and her brothers from their London home off on a magical journey to Neverland. Watch as they enjoy thrilling adventures with the Lost Boys, Tiger Lily and the Mermaids, encountering the evil Captain Hook, his pirates and a very hungry crocodile!

Set to an original score, the show features exquisite, innovative choreography as well as powerful story-telling created by Artistic Director Tony Mercer, widely regarded as the world’s leading creator of theatre-on-ice.

In addition, awe-inspiring acrobatics, flying sequences, LED illumination effects, aerial gymnastics and spectacular fire-on-ice add drama and mystery to the theatrical experience.  The dazzling and sophisticated costumes are designed by Tony Mercer in collaboration with Veronique Pasternak.

Since their debut in 2004, the Imperial Ice Stars have enthralled more than four million people in 27 countries across five continents, and have performed at some of the world’s most prestigious venues, including the London Palladium and three seasons at the Royal Albert Hall.  The award-winning troupe has built a worldwide following and established an unrivalled reputation for pushing the boundaries of contemporary ice dance in their sophisticated portrayals of classic works.  Previous world tours (Sleeping Beauty on Ice, Swan Lake on Ice, Cinderella on Ice and The Nutcracker on Ice) have been greeted with nightly standing ovations and five-star reviews.

The popular troupe last visited South Africa in 2017 with CINDERELLA on Ice.

“Whether you’ve seen The Imperial Ice Stars before, or have yet to experience the thrill of world-class ice skating in the intimacy of the theatre, this dramatic new ice interpretation of one of the most classic novels will take your breath away,” said James Cundall, Producer and CEO of Lunchbox Theatrical Productions.

 

‘**** Sumptuous…. stylish’ – The Times, UK

 

‘**** A unique fusion of spectacle and artistry’ – The Sunday Express, UK

 

‘The Imperial Ice Stars are to skating what Cirque du Soleil is to circus –

inspiring, original and great theatre’ – Sunday Telegraph, Sydney

 

‘Theatrical magic. Miss it at your peril’ – The Canberra Review

 

What a show! These birds are flying high’ – Sydney Morning Herald

 

‘The beginning of a new ice age… A brilliant example of a spectacle in the true

sense of the word’ – The Sunday Express, UK

 

‘Breathtakingly slick’ – The Sunday Telegraph, Sydney

 

‘The Imperial Ice Stars give skating a stamp of class’ – Daily Telegraph, Sydney

 

About The Imperial Ice Stars

The Imperial Ice Stars are the world’s pre-eminent performers of theatrical ice skating within the intimacy of the theatre stage.  Founded in 2004 by James Cundall, one of the leading producers of live entertainment in Asia and Australia, and Tony Mercer, widely regarded as the world’s foremost creator of contemporary theatre on ice, The Imperial Ice Stars have established a strong international reputation and garnered worldwide critical acclaim for their sophisticated productions.  With their innovative interpretations of classic tales, The Imperial Ice Stars continue to break new ground in the genre of ice dancing, elevating the art form and broadening its appeal to a more adult audience.

TAKE A JOURNEY TO NEVERLAND IN THIS CLASSIC TALE OF MAGIC AND MAKE-BELIEVE, SPECTACULARLY STAGED ON REAL ICE!

 

PETER PAN ON ICE

The TEATRO, Montecasino

6 December to 11 January

Performances: Tue – Fri @ 7:30pm, Sat @ 3pm & 7:30pm, Sun @ 2pm & 5:30pm

 

Artscape Opera House

15 January – 2 February

Performances: Tue – Fri @ 7:30pm, Sat @ 3pm & 7:30pm, Sun @ 2pm & 5:30pm

 

Tickets @ Computicket.com

JHB (021) 511-1988 or CPT (021) 438-3301