Rocky Horror Night

Frankenstein celebrates its 13th year of The Rocky Horror Picture Show party. Expect to see a lot of hairspray and fishnets in this delicious night of debauchery in the perfect location.

The evening is quite a good laugh, but if you wish to gain the best experience I suggest you go in a group dressed to impress for 11pm and not 10pm as Frankenstein’s would have you believe.

The flyers are misleading as the performance acts don’t start until 11:30, not 10pm, whilst the DJ plays chart music in between Rocky Horror numbers. It was also not a good idea to start with Time Warp; it would have been better to have gradually build up to it in the order that the musical goes. And whilst it ‘s good that they play the movie, it doesn’t help to have the tracks out of sync with what’s on screen. Still, most of the songs got there in the end and the performers are dazzling enough to hold a torch to Tim Curry.

The arrival of drag queen Foxy Roxy makes it just in time to make it seem interesting, warbling a rendition of Science Fiction/Double Feature, before two convincing actors as Brad and Janet take to the bar to sing Dammit Janet!. Despite the confusion over the flyers, the evening is quite a good laugh, but if you wish to gain the best experience I suggest you go in a group dressed to impress for 11pm and not 10pm as Frankenstein’s would have you believe. 

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The Blurb

Frank N Furter and the gang are back for the 13th year of Rocky Horror themed fishnet fun and frolics at the one and only world famous Frankenstein! So Dammit Janet! Dress to impress and prepare to be scared. Cocktails and more flesh on show than a night out in Newcastle! DJ starts from 8pm. Performance starts from 11pm-ish.