‘Shock Treatment’ may have flopped at the box office in 1981, but O’Brien is hoping it can be reworked for the London stage.
Rocky Horror Picture Show creator Richard O’Brien is adapting the cult classic’s 1981 film sequel for a run on the London stage in 2015. Shock Treatment is set to come to King’s Head Theatre next spring and will include several of the original Rocky Horror characters
Richard O'Brien will rework Shock Treatment for the London stage
Speaking to the BBC the 72 year old said, "Shock Treatment has been waiting patiently in the wings for a stage premiere since the film was released in 1981.”
Pamela Pearl finds herself emotionally cut off from her wealthy father, a conservative city commissioner, who has her sent to a New York psychiatric hospital for evaluation. It's there she meets wild child Nicky Marotta, who has big dreams of becoming a star and encourages Pamela's poetry. They decide to escape the hospital and go on the run, hiding out and setting up a band. Meanwhile, radio DJ Johnny LaGuardia has caught wind of the missing girls and covers the story on his show. After eventually meeting the girls, they form a close bond and Pamela uses the station to reach out to her hypocritical father. She learns to come out of her shell and find her own identity, but when she's ready to return home, Nicky wants to stay as she is; independent and performing illegal gigs in Times Square. Teenage self-discovery can be a tumultuous thing - and these girls need each other to survive it.
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Bernard, a lowly stable elf responsible for cleaning the reindeer's stables is forced to travel through time in order to save Christmas from the invading army commandoes taking over the North Pole. Bernard must convince any elf that will be believe him that the invading forces are coming as he races through time (using Santa's secret time travelling sleigh) to save Santa and the secret of Christmas! Only Bernard can stop the evil antagonist Neville Baddington who is determined to steal Santa's secrets for himself!
Saving Santa is a 3D adventure (also available in 2D at selected cinemas) from Kaleidoscope Entertainment and Gateway Films starring Martin Freeman (The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Love Actually) as Bernard the elf and Tim Conway (McHale's Navy, Spongebob Squarepants) as Santa, promising to be the animated Christmas adventure of the year!
Due for release November 29th (UK) Saving Santa is the directorial debut by acclaimed animator Leon Joosen (The Little Mermaid, Space Jam) and Editor Aaron Seelman (Space Chimps 2: Zartog Strikes Back) and written by Tony Nootage (story) and Ricky Roxburn (screenplay).
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Lesley Ann Warren, Martin Mull, Madeline Kahn, Tim Curry, Christopher Lloyd and Eileen Brennan - Clue (1985) Directed by Jonathan Lynn Shown from left: Lesley Ann Warren (as Miss Scarlet), Martin Mull (as Col. Mustard), Madeline Kahn (as Mrs. White), Michael McKean (as Mr. Green), Tim Curry (as Wadsworth), Eileen Brennan (as Mrs. Peacock), Christopher Lloyd (as Prof. Plum) - United States - Tuesday 23rd April 1985
The actor is expected to make a full recovery and is currently re-recuperating at his LA home
The actor Tim Curry was rushed to hospital earlier this week after suffering a stroke at his home in Los Angeles. The veteran star of stage and screen was feared to have suffered irreparable damage following his health scare, but is expected to make a full recovery and is in otherwise good health.
67-year-old, who is perhaps best known for his role as Dr Frank-N-Furterin in the cult hit The Rocky Horror Picture Show, was rumoured to have lost his use of speech, however the rumours were soon dispelled by his agent Marcia Hurtwitz, who spoke to the Daily Mail to play down any worries about the actor's wellbeing."Tim is doing great," Hurtwitz said. "He absolutely can speak and is recovering at this time and in great humour."
Tim Curry's last stage role came last year in the Eric Idle comedy What About Dick?
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Look at that line-up, it's one for the ages is it not? Los Angeles comedy fans were given an absolute treat as an all-star cast featuring world renowned stand-up comedians, Hollywood actors and sitcom legends performed improvisational musical called What About Dick? Written by Monty Python man Eric Idle, the show saw comedians-cum-actors Eddie Izzard and Russell Brand join up with the likes of acting stalwart Tim Curry, US 80s comedy star Tracey Ullman, Scottish stand-up Billy Connolly and Frasier star Jane Leeves and more for the hilarious play.
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Eric Idle's latest comedic masterpiece What About Dick? This incredibly rare comedy event was filmed live over four sold-out nights at the Orpheum Theater in downtown Los Angeles, featuring an all-star cast, including Russell Brand, Billy Connolly, Tim Curry, Eric Idle, Eddie Izzard, Jane Leeves, Jim Piddock, Tracey Ullman, and Sophie Winkleman Monday 5th November 2012