The Rocky Horror Show


The Rocky Horror Show was record-breaking and multi-award-winning production by The Fugard Theatre that received massive critical acclaim and thrilled audiences night after night in Cape Town and Joburg over a record-breaking 44 weeks and multiple return seasons in both Johannesburg and Cape Town.

The cult hit musical The Rocky Horror Show tells the story of a newly engaged couple getting caught in a storm and coming to the home of a mad transvestite scientist, Dr Frank-N-Furter, unveiling his new creation, a sort of Frankenstein-style monster in the form of an artificially made, fully grown, physically perfect muscle man named Rocky, complete “with blond hair and a tan”.


First performance
10 July 2013

Final performance
1 February 2015

The Fugard Theatre
(10 July 2013–12 January 2014)

Montecasino Theatre
Johannesburg season
(24 January–16 March 2014)

The Fugard Theatre
Cape Town return season
(22 July–2 November 2014)

Montecasino Theatre
Johannesburg return season
(14 October 2014–1 February 2015)


Original Cast

Paul du Toit

Jenny Stead

Brendan van Rhyn

Riff Raff
Andrew Laubscher

Daneel van der Walt

Dominique Maher

Eddie / Dr Scott
Pierre van Heerden

Adrian Galley

Shaun Smit

Lucy Tops

Phantoms, Understudies
Jenna Robinson Child
Angela Inglis
Zolani Shangase
Tarquinn Whitebooi
Alexander Tops

Original Band

Musical Director, First Keyboard
Stefan Lombard

Assistant Musical Director, Second Keyboard
Roelof Colyn

Alessandro Batazzi

Justin Maree

Zeke Le Grange

Rob Ogilvie

Creative team

Matthew Wild

Musical Supervisor
Charl-Johan Lingenfelder

Musical Director
Stefan Lombard

Louisa Talbot

Set Designer
Tina Driedijk

Costume Designer
Penny Simpson

Lighting Designer
Daniel Galloway

Associate Lighting Designer
Ben du Plessis

Sound Designer
Aki Khan

Resident Director
Alexander Tops

Set Construction
Gerard Morkel

Video, Mapping and Animation
Anwar McWhite

Graphic Designer
James Cooke

Jesse Kramer

Make Up Consultant
Guilma Stander

Scenic Painter
Yolandi van Jaarsveld (Yworks)

Additional Props
Mark McKeown

Wardrobe & Wigs
Gabiba Isaacs
Souda Nasiep
Effendi Davids
Artscape Wardrobe & Wig Department

For Eastern Acoustics
David Claasen
Melissa George
Lucien Ward
Johan Griesel

Production team

Production Manager
Johann Kupferburger

Resident Stage Manager
Ben du Plessis

Stage Manager
Henco Lotter

Assistant Stage Manager
Kirstin van As

Assistant Stage Manager
Heine van As

Assistant Technical Stage Manager
Clynt Hlubi

Technical Assistant
Achmat Khroodien

Curtains & Wardrobe Maintanence
Koos Marais

Suné du Plessis

Allison Foat (DIVA PR)


“…niks wat skaaf of skuur nie … Dit is ‘n seepgladde produksie.”

Die Burger

“Sheer enjoyment.”

Cape Argus

“One of the best productions ever to grace the South African stage.”

The Star

“Bold and brilliant…an opportunity to leave the world behind and surrender to sheer fantasy and pleasure. You’ll come out the other side of this riotous performance gasping for air.”

Cape Times


The Citizen

“The hottest ticket in town”

Business Day

“It’s down and dirty, camp and cult and fun, fun fun.”

The Sunday Times

“This is more than a show; it is a delicious cult classic of epic proportions, executed in finest form.”

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