The Rocky Horror Showby Richard O'Brien
ATG UK and International Tours, runs at Comedy and Playhouse Theatres
Director Christopher Luscombe, Choreography Jenny Arnold, Costumes Sue Blane, Lighting Nick Richins, Pupptery direction Mervyn Millar
Janet Bird's witty set design is an acutely observed homage to b-movies of the era, subtle yet inventive in its execution, cleverly using the low-fi technologies of early cinema in its shadow play and tricks of perspective.
that's exactly how it should be - Rocky needs an almost earthy crudeness to make it work, and that doesn't seem to have been lost on either director Christopher Luscombe or set designer, Janet Bird
With the new production comes a brand new set design by Janet Bird. Looking like a Tim Burton/Hammer Horror set this gives wonderful dark atmosphere to the show as well as making all the scene changes slick and smooth.
British Theatre Guide
The set, designed by Janet Bird, can only be described as splendid, with interleaving layers providing exciting and witty set changes and it really adds to the gothic, claustrophobic feel of the piece, whilst showing off the performers at their best.
Photos: Eric Richmond