The Rocky Horror Show is back in Manchester next month to celebrate 50 years of the iconic musical

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Emily Sergeant Emily Sergeant - 19th January 2023

One of the most iconic musicals of all time is heading out on a 50th anniversary tour, and it’s stopping off here in Manchester next month.

Having been seen by more than 30 million theatregoers over the past five decades now, Richard O’Brien’s legendary rock musical, The Rocky Horror Show, is set to return to our city as part of a sell-out worldwide tour in just a few weeks time.

And there’s still plenty of tickets available from as little as £13.

Unfamiliar with the musical? Since it first opened in London in June 1973 at the Royal Court Theatre, The Rocky Horror Show has become the longest continuous run of a contemporary musical anywhere in the world.

It has been staged in 30 countries and translated into 20 languages as it continues to delight audiences on its sell-out international tour.

The Rocky Horror Show is stopping off in Manchester on its world tour next month / Credit: ATG Tickets

Famously combining science fiction, horror, comedy, and music, The Rocky Horror Show is the story of two squeaky clean college kids – Brad and his fiancée Janet.

When by a twist of fate, their car breaks down outside a creepy mansion whilst on their way to visit their former college professor, and they meet the charismatic Dr Frank’n’Furter, making it an adventure they’ll never forget, filled with fun, frolics, frocks, and frivolity.


All set to celebrate 50 years of non-stop partying, this special anniversary production of the smash-hit musical is directed by Christopher Luscombe, and it’s gearing up to thrill audiences with countless “fun and naughty moments”.

It’s back on an international tour to celebrate 50 years of the iconic musical / Credit: The Other Richard

The production will feature rousing renditions of the musical’s timeless classic songs – including Sweet Transvestite, Damn it Janet, and of course, the show-stopping Time Warp.

Guaranteed to be a party like no other, audience participation is also a huge part of the show, which means getting dressed-up in the most outrageous fancy dress is encouraged for anyone who fancies it.


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The Rocky Horror Show returns to Opera House Manchester from Monday 20 – Saturday 25 February 2023, and tickets are available now.

Grab yours here.

Featured Image – The Other Richard