Are you brave enough to join the dedicated fan club and dress up in costume as a character from The Rocky Horror Picture Show?
It’s that time of the year when we once again celebrate the Rocky Horror Picture Show which premiered in London on August 14th 1975. The ‘Picture Show’ was (and still is) the movie version of the off-beat Rocky Horror Show originally performed in a disused cinema off the Kings Road in Chelsea, London. The Picture Show’s primary shooting location – Oakley Court, situated close to the then Bray Studios (home of the Hammer Horror films)- is still a mecca for Horror Show fans, even though it has now been converted into a swanky hotel offering a whole different kind of hospitality. Meanwhile, whilst the Picture Show is easily available to enjoy at home on DVD, Blu-Ray and any other media, the live 3D version continues to evolve and tour the country, gathering new virgins (those who haven’t experienced the Show) as it does so.
This is the week for a Rocky Horror Fancy Dress Party. The film, The Rocky Horror Picture Show premiered in London on August 14, 1975, so it will be celebrating its 35th anniversary. (It did not get to the US until 26th September the same year). The film was originally not a success at the box office until someone had the idea (as outlined in the film itself) to show it as a ‘Late Night Double Feature’. Here in Britain, for many years, it was paired with Mel Brooks’ ‘Young Frankenstein’ and played at the cinema adjacent to Baker Street tube station. So in celebration, it’s just a step to the right, the right step being to come and see us here at Props n Frocks, where you don’t just dream it, you be it!