Friday, 5 November 2010

Rocky Horror Show

Last weekend, myself and a few friends went to see the Rocky Horror Show. I had no idea what I'd let myself in for until about 4 hours before the show when I decided I should probably watch some of the DVD. I saw about 20 minutes and deduced that the show is incredibly bizarre. But I thought I'd have a glass or two of vino and just go along with it.

For those that haven't seen the film or the show, the general jist is that a rather prude and plain couple stumble upon a strange party hosted by a transvestite male dressed in corset, suspenders and a full face of make up. The transvestite 'creates' Rocky, the perfect man before he gets up to all manner of sexual liasons with the prudish couple. I know, it all sounds rather odd.

It's tradition for those that see the show to dress up. And anything goes; men dressed as women, woman dressed like sluts (I mean that in a nice way, slut is definitely the theme for the night), bondage get the idea. And as there is a maid in the show, I decided to go French maid style. Cue 'Ooh La La Maid' costume (actual wording I'll have you know) from Miss Ann Summers:

I didn't want to go too overboard as we were going out afterwards but I did wear my Cheryl Cole lashes which I love.

All in all I actually had a really good night and we did get involved with doing the Time Warp dance during the show. Audience participation is very much encouraged, including shouting out. It was really funny. Although, during the interval I needed the loo and had to double check the sign above the door said 'Ladies' - you literally couldn't tell some women were actually men!

Have you seen the show? What did you think?


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