Cult Rocky Horror movie was very slow, admits Richard O'Brien

Cult Rocky Horror movie was very slow, admits Richard O'Brien
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Posted on 24 Apr 2019

Richard O'Brien has revealed that he thinks the stage version of The Rocky Horror Show, which is coming to Birmingham next month, has more energy than the cult movie adaptation of his hit musical.


Speaking to Midlands Zone, O'Brien said: "The live show has an energy that the movie doesn't have. It wasn't intentional, but the film was very slow.

"Once, some fans came up to me and said, 'Did you leave the gaps between the lines so that we, the audience, could say our lines?'. I said, 'Well, okay, yes'. But no, we didn't. The movie is a very surreal, almost dreamlike journey; the live show is far more rock’n’roll."


You can read the whole of Richard's interview in the May issue of Midlands Zone magazine. Don't miss it!

The Rocky Horror Show runs at the Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham, from Tuesday 13 to Sunday 25 May.​

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