Time-Warping back to 1975: The Rocky Horror Picture Show is heading to The Astor this weekend

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Time-Warping back to 1975: The Rocky Horror Picture Show is heading to The Astor this weekend

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Get ready to do the time-warp again as The Astor Theatre is set to put on a thrilling screening of the cult classic, The Rocky Horror Picture Show.

Complete with a shadow cast performance by The Pelvic Thrusts, this one-of-a-kind event is a wild ride through the galaxy of Transylvania will really drive you insane-ane-ane-ane this Saturday, September 16.

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Since its humble beginnings at London’s Royal Court’s Theatre Upstairs in 1973, The Rocky Horror Show has become a timeless masterpiece of musical theatre. With its risqué storyline and unforgettable characters, it quickly gained a cult following and moved to the Chelsea Classic Cinema before gracing the Kings Road Theatre and the West End’s Comedy Theatre.

In 1975, this theatrical sensation transformed into a cinematic extravaganza, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, which grossed over $135 million at the box office. It continues to captivate audiences worldwide, earning the title of the longest-running theatrical release in cinema history.

The Rocky Horror Show follows the misadventures of Brad and Janet, two innocent college sweethearts who stumble upon Dr. Frank’n’Furter, an eccentric extra-terrestrial scientist from Transylvania. Their night takes a wicked turn, filled with sensational songs and outrageous costumes.

At The Astor Theatre, attendees are encouraged to dress outrageously, with prizes awaiting the most flamboyant outfits. Those new to the Rocky Horror experience can partake in the ‘virgin initiation,’ a 1970s-inspired tradition involving lipstick and glitter.

The real highlight of the night, however, is The Pelvic Thrusts, who bring an electrifying shadow cast performance to the stage. Channeling the spirit of the 1970s, they honour the Rocky Horror legacy while adding a dash of Melbourne’s unique theatrical flair that will leave you shivering with antici…


It all goes down on September 16 at the Astor Theatre. Grab tickets by heading here.