Monday

Rocky Horror Show


As I briefly mentioned yesterday, I went to the theatre with my grandma yesterday. We had a lovely day out shopping first and then I headed to the theatre with my sweet, delicate, late-70s grandmother to see... The Rocky Horror Show! I can tell you, we got a fair few odd glances when we walked into the auditorium!
Of course, like all good days out, we went for a trip around the shops first. In Waterstones, I picked up a few supplies for my new home office and we got some chocolates to take in with us. After a couple of hours, we stopped in Debenhams for a blueberry muffin.

 With the obligatory Diet Pepsi, of course! 
 My grandma is one stylish lady. I am absolutely in love with her floral biker jacket! 
 Then it was time to head to the theatre. So many people were dressed up! I know it's the done thing, but I wasn't expecting so many people to be in such extravagant fancy dress, especially for a matinée! My highlight has to be the girl dressed as Rocky in only a tiny gold bikini. That's commitment! 

We had really great seats! What a perfect view of the stage! 
 Yep, that's a man in a feather boa and a man next to him in a basque. Unfortunately for us, the man in the basque was quite noticeably, olfactorily sweaty! Luckily, they moved to better seats at the interval!

The show itself was brilliant. I saw the film about 7 years ago and I wasn't really bowled away by it so I was surprised at just how great the show was. There really is that pantomime atmosphere to it and it's absolutely hilarious. Oliver Thornton, in the role of Frank n Furter, and Philip Franks as the narrator were both brilliant. There was some very witty improvisation from both. I didn't realise until afterwards that the girl who was playing Janet is the same girl who played Tracy Beaker... An odd realisation given the adult nature of the show! 

The show finished with only an hour until the evening performance started, so as we left, there was a queue of people waiting to enter for the second show. A 6ft 5"+ man in full-on drag, including stripper heels and a thong, stopped my grandma as we left the theatre, took her hand and said "Did you enjoy the show, darling?". They had a little chat and she was absolutely over the moon by his kindness. She told everybody on the way home- including a fellow train passenger and the guard- about the experience! 

All in all, it was a really fantastic show and I'd absolutely love to go again. Of course, next time I will be donning the full regalia! It's on tour and is going all over the country- from Bournemouth to  Aberdeen- over the next few months so I seriously recommend snapping up some tickets. Just don't forget to dress up- You'll regret it if you don't! 

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  1. Aww, this sounds like a lovely day out and really quirky too! I'm not sure it would go down so well with my Grandma (being a very strict Christian!) but I'm sure my Mum would love something like this. Brill post xxx

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    1. Haha I'm not sure it would be quite her thing!

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  2. Aww bless you taking your nan to see Rocky! Looks like you had a lovely time :)
    I missed it when it stopped by in Southampton - there's a guy from my old theatre group in the ensemble! - but I love the show and the movie, would love to see it one day xoxo

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    1. She took me haha! She was already going and asked if I wanted to come with her. It's so cool that you know someone in the ensemble!

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  3. Me and my sister are going to buy tickets to see this locally. It'll be the third time I've been but I still get so excited. Glad you both enjoyed it xxx

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    1. Ooh, I'm definitely going to have to see it again!

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  4. Your grandma is adorable!!x

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  5. It's so great that she loved the whole experience! It's refreshing to see/hear that there are still some people in the older generation that will accept people for the way they are.

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    1. She's so open-minded. She's really inspirational, I think.

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  6. Your grandma is a badass! I've never seen RHPS other than on the tv, I'd love to see the play.

    xo Ashley
    thetiniestfirecracker.com

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    1. Haha I love this! Definitely see the show- It's so much better than the film!

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  7. What a fun experience to have - especially with your grandmother! Sounds like a great day :-)

    Best,
    Danielle
    http://awriterinlove.blogspot.com

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  8. I absolutely love Rocky Horror. I saw the movie when I was in middle school (12 or 13 I guess) and became instantly obsessed. I have seen the play of it once, and every Halloween I try to go to a showing of the movie. Those are always fun because everyone always dresses up and sings along etc. I usually go as Magenta. One time my friend and I made the Magenta and Riff Raff costumes from the end, it was awesome. I am glad you had a good time, I love the story about your grandma and the drag queen!

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    1. I'd love to see a showing of it in the cinema. I was thinking yesterday that it would be awesome to have the Magenta and Riff Raff costumes from the end!

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  9. I would love to see this! Me and my fiance love the movie and are always singing the songs haha, the atmosphere there is ment to be amazing. Bit weird tracy beaker was in it though!

    Jamie-Lee | Glitter Infatuation | Beauty & Lifestyle Blog!

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    1. It's such a great atmosphere. It's like a pantomime haha!

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  10. I saw Rocky Horror for the first time earlier this year when it stopped in Bristol and, oh dear lord, I can't believe I missed out on it for so long. DEFINITELY going again in full-on get up and your nan is absolutely adorable. Bloody love a good drag queen!x

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    1. That's how I feel too! How have I never seen it before? I can't wait to go again!

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  11. Ohhh I was actually going to go to the show at Woking but then I was too tired and passed up on the tickets! hahaw wish i hadn't now, it looks like so much fun! xx

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    1. Oh no, you should have done! I'm sure it will come back soon though.

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  12. I can't believe you went with your grandma! That's brilliant! I'm a huge fan of RHPS the film but I haven't seen the play yet. It must have been so much fun! x Chiaki

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    1. She's a pretty awesome grandma haha! You should definitely see the show when you can. It's SO good!

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