The over 50’s are in a Time Warp! Celebrating 40 Years of the Rocky Horror Show! #theatre

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Lets do the time warp again!! This year the Rocky Horror Picture Show is celebrating its 40th year on stage!! And to celebrate a new research poll from Saga reveals that a quarter of over 50s, the original audience for the Rocky Horror show, have done the Time-Warp in Rocky Horror style.

Where did it all begin?! 
On the 19th June 1973 a revolutionary and controversial new show took to the stage at the Royal Court Theatre, featuring Dr Frank n Furter along with risque outfits and an equally challenging story-line –  much to the delight and awe of the audience, most then in their 20s.

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What happened next…

A couple of years later in 1975, Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon and Richard O’Brien starred in the film version, which is still watched, adored and danced to today!!

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And where are we now?

Across the UK, a quarter of over 50s have joined in the Time Warp for the true ‘Party Show’ and more than a third of those in Wales, and the North have stepped in time to the Time-Warp.

Saga magazine’s Editor at Large Emma Soames, has been encouraging everyone to do the iconic time warp dance saying that “this poll should at last shatter the misconception that people in their sixties are into tea dances and waltzes. Wearing short skirts and fishnets and sometimes dressing up as the show’s different characters, baby boomers were the original Rocky Horror audience. I have never felt so old in my life if its 40 years since it started! Indeed I feel totally time warped.”

Well we thought that you shouldn’t just leave it to the over 50’s to show who’s got the moves, so if you want to learn the time warp, then watch this video and get dancing…its just a jump to the left….!

 

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One thought on “The over 50’s are in a Time Warp! Celebrating 40 Years of the Rocky Horror Show! #theatre

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