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ANTICI…PATION: The Rocky Horror Show heads to Newcastle

Get ready to do the Time Warp again, because the iconic and record-breaking musical, The Rocky Horror Show, is set to kick off its 50th-anniversary world tour in Newcastle.

The legendary musical, which has sold out shows in London, Sydney, and Melbourne, is ready to rock local audiences at Civic Theatre in January 2024.

A star-studded cast including Jason Donovan as the enigmatic Frank N Furter and Myf Warhurst as the Narrator, are expected to deliver a new take on the show that has won over new audiences in Australia generation after generation.

Civic Theatre Manager Leonie Wallace said the announcement cements the Civic Theatre’s status on the national touring circuit for world-class productions.

“The Rocky Horror Show is celebrating its 50-year anniversary this year with a storyline many are familiar with, and we’re delighted to welcome the fun and nostalgia of this iconic global production to our city’s historic Civic Theatre,” Ms Wallace said.

“The success of Come From Away’s three-week extended run demonstrated the demand for Broadway and West End productions in Newcastle, with theatregoers travelling from across the Hunter and as far as Tasmania and Queensland to sample Broadway, smashing previous box office ticket sales records.”

The Rocky Horror Show will open at  Civic Theatre for a three-week season on 12 January 2024. Tickets are on sale now. Visit to find out more.