Comedy legend Stephen Fry, Great British Bake Off host Mel Giedroyc and Spice Girl Emma Bunton are the first celebrities to be announced as special guest stars in the Gala Charity Performance at London's Playhouse Theatre on 17th September, which will be broadcast live to cinemas across the UK and Europe.
As previously announced,they will join the creator of The Rocky Horror Show, Richard O’Brien, on stage for one night only as all four of them take their turn performing the role of ‘The Narrator’.
Producers of the new tour of The Rocky Horror Show have also announced that creator Richard O'Brien, will return to the role of Narrator for the first time in the UK for more than 20 years in 11 special performances (including a star-studded gala performance ) at the Playhouse Theatre in London from 11th – 19th September 2015. This will be prior to the new UK tour which opens in Brighton on 18th December. Casting for the tour so far includes Kristian Lavercombe as Riff Raff, Ben Freeman/Brad Majors, Diana Vickers/Janet Weiss and Paul Cattermole as Eddie/Dr Scott. The show last toured the UK in 2013, with a cast including Ben Forster and Oliver Thornton.
O'Brien said: "I love playing the Narrator, I don't have to do any work, everyone else does it."On the worldwide cult success of the show he added: "None of us expected it. One of the great things is that it's a work of juvenilia, isn't it. It really is a childish piece of work but it brings great joy to people."
The show will be directed by Christopher Luscombe and produced by Howard Panter for Ambassador Theatre Group.
On 17th September the Rocky Horror Show Company will broadcast a gala charity performance In aid of Amnesty International, live from the Playhouse Theatre to cinemas across the UK and Europe featuring a number of special celebrity guest stars.
Tickets for The Rocky Horror Show