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Gay Times May 13 - Issue 418


ROCKY HORROR

It's been 60 years since The Rocky Horror Show first took a jump to the left, a step to the right, onto the stage and into the hearts of musical fans worldwide. GT meet writer, creator and original Riff Raff, Richard O'Brien in London's Groucho Club for a large glass of red. It's one of his last UK press interviews before he relocates to live in New Zealand with his fiancé.

He's more than happy to talk about all things Transylvanian 40 years on. "It's very easy. I mean, I'm not one of the world's greatest intellectuals so it's always nice to have a subject, isn't it" he laughs. But is there anything left to say about the stage phenomenon? "I think we've covered all the bases really. Work of juvenilia...Rites of passage...It's interesting, the weird thing for me, because it really is a work of juvenilia, there's no doubt about that, however it seems to keep getting better somehow or other. This is a multimedia artform because the audience have become part of the experience. That's quite wonderful."

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