The Rocky Horror Show 50th Anniversary

I would like to, if I may, take you on a strange journey...

Hamilton Operatic Society Inc. is honoured to call Richard O'Brien the Patron of our society. So, it was a no-brainer that when the 50th anniversary of Richard O'Brien's The Rocky Horror Show came about, it would take over all our operations for the month to celebrate.

Over on our Facebook and Instagram accounts we posted a photo each day from our two productions of The Rocky Horror Show from 2005 and 2016. Both shows were directed by David Sidwell.

I see you shiver with antici........pation!

The main event was our sold-out special screening of 'The Rocky Horror Picture Show' at the Lido Cinema in town on the 29th of June.

A big shout out to Holly Fulforth Photography for taking some amazing photos of the celebration. To view the full gallery click here.

So come up to the lab and see what’s on the slab...

"It was a frenzy of fishnets and feather boas at Hamilton’s Lido Cinema when faithful fans of the Rocky Horror Show assembled to mark the musical’s fiftieth anniversary.

It was June 1973 when the show penned by former Hamiltonian Richard O’Brien opened at Royal Court Theatre in London. At that time, few could have imagined the global phenomenon that Rocky would become, thanks largely to a cinema adaptation - The Rocky Horror Picture Show - in 1975.

Speeches from Caroline Gill, Chair of Hamilton Operatic Society chairwoman, former chairman Paul Mitchell, and Riff Raff Public Art Trust chairman Mark Servian preceded the crowd heading into the cinema for what was described as a night of rousing audience participation."

To see the full feature in the Waikato Times click the link below.



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