Friday, March 6
Shock Treatment is the sequel to Richard O’Brien’s THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW which is being performed at the King's Head Theatre from17th April-6th June.
First casting news is that Julie Atherton (Avenue Q, Sister Act, Therese Raquin) will play Janet in the production, and Rosanna Hyland (Urinetown) will play Betty Hapschatt, the role played in the 1981 film version by Ruby Wax.
Brad and Janet are the perfect young everyday couple are back, but this time they’re not fighting transsexual aliens in a world of B-Movies, but are sucked into the world of TV Media, where bleach-white teeth and immaculate make-up are the warpaint, the studio audience are the crowds baying for blood, and people will stop at nothing to get the ratings through the roof.
In Denton’s most break-neck TV studio watch two innocent lovebirds torn apart by the talons of TV executive Farley Flavors, whose new television show Faith Factory will guarantee that at least one person is going to receive the shock of their life. As Doctors-and-Nurses fever takes hold of the studio, will Brad and Janet be able to escape, or will they forever be trapped behind the controlling powers of the exploitative brother and sister TV Doctors Cosmo and Nation McKinley?
With music by Richard Hartley and lyrics by Richard O’Brien, SHOCK TREATMENT is brought to the stage for the very first time by director Benji Sperring and Tarquin Productions.
More casting news to follow.
Tickets for Shock Treatment