As I said, the story really doesn’t matter too much in this show, as it’s so bonkers anyway it kind of goes over your head. The joy is from the comedic performances, the brilliant tunes, and the audience participation. The whole thing is held together by the Narrator played by Jackie Clune. From the first time we see Clune, she completely has the audience in the palm of her hand with clever up to the moment quips, even including a mention of Matt Hancock and his appearance on ‘I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here’. Needless to say, this received rapturous applause and set the tone of the evening perfectly. As this show has such a following of people who probably know the script better than the performers, they have to be ready for anything thrown at them and as the Narrator, Clune absolutely nailed it!
The staging and set, designed by Hugh Durrant takes you inside Frank N Furter’s house, his lab and bedroom and worked really well to set the scene. There was an impressive lighting display by Nick Richings with the use of many coloured spotlights which were blinding at points but added to the overall look. The music under the direction of Charlie Ingles was, I felt, perhaps a little too loud at times, however the soundtrack to this iconic musical was delivered superbly.