Do you need to tap into your inner Sweet Transvestite or do you miss a good musical?
The Rocky Horror Show is midway though its Sydney season and already this production has entertained hundreds of theatre goers.
Simon Farrow is one of Australia’s emerging acting talents and plays the loveable Rocky character. If you’re unaware of the role, it’s all about being a creation. Think big muscles with blond hair and a tan.
Farrow said that the audience is going to love his close to naked costume.
He runs around in gold underpants and has a belt at the start with knee pads, he said.
The character has basically just been born with half his brain which means he is full of bewilderment – everything is new to him.
He is easygoing because he hasn’t learnt anything. There is no fear but during the show everything comes to him. He goes off his primal instinct.
Rocky does not speak throughout the show but performs his own solo in Sword Of Damocles which acts as a symbol in his journal to find himself.
The song is based around the history of a king annoying god and as a result suffered the consequence of having a sword over his head and unsure when the object was going to come down to kill him.
Farrow also added that the community is going to love the production because it’s high energy and colourful costumes.
The audience have been amazing and at the end of the show we invite members of the public to come up and do the Time Warp, he said.
It’s good to interact with them and see how much they are enjoying the show.
The material has strong sexual connotations which don’t date and is quite funny with an element of rock. It’s good for young crowds especially if you haven’t seen a musical before.
The Rocky Horror Show is playing at Star City. Details: www.rockyhorror.com.au