Stuart Matthew Price: The Rocky Horror Show Press Night

Date - 29 October, 2014, All News Musical Theatre Press Nights
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Stuart Matthew Price opens to the press tonight as Riff Raff in The Rocky Horror Show at the Lanxess Arena in Cologne.

More than 20 million people have seen the off-key adult fairy tale since its world premiere at London’s Royal Court Theatre in 1973. With “The Time Warp”, “Sweet Transvestite” and many more songs which are irremovably lodged in our collective cultural consciousness, it has defined an entire era. Brilliantly bizarre and atmospheric, it was its own phenomenon from the very beginning, far removed from the conventions of the glitzy world of commercial musicals. One year later the off-beat story of Brad and Janet, an innocent couple lost in a mysterious castle and caught up in a mad series of events including rock ‘n’ roll hits, an anarchic sense of humour and some of the funniest lyrics in musical history, was made into an equally legendary film, The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Even today, audiences partake in the story of Brad, Janet, and the diabolical Dr Frank ’n’ Furter in an almost ritualistic way.

Richard O’Brien’s Rocky Horror Show – without question the most lurid show in rock theatre history – is a mind-blowing and sensual experience, a divine party, an infernal joke in life’s Garden of Eden. It created its own world from the start, impossible to categorize. The internationally acclaimed production takes the show back to its roots: the fascination and shrill charm of the B-movie, of burlesque and glam rock. “Groovy, rocky, irresistible”, gushed the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung; “a trippy rock ’n’ roll epic: fast, furious, and utterly amazing”, cheered the Berliner Zeitung; while the Bild Zeitung simply stated: “sexy!”. The Vienna Kronen Zeitung found “a kick-ass performance for the fans: cool, fast-paced, naughty, bizarre, eccentric, ‘transylvanian-galactic’!”, and the Zurich Tagesanzeiger believed to have seen a new production that “lifts the original to a whole new level”.


Stuart Matthew Price made his London theatre debut in the critically acclaimed Parade at the Donmar Warehouse. Other theatre credits include The A-Z of Mrs. P at Southwark Playhouse, The Sound Of Music at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre, Dear World at the Charring Cross Theatre, Shrek The Musical at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane (Original West End Cast); Merrily We Roll Along for the Sondheim 80th Birthday Celebrations; The Cradle Will Rock at the Arcola Theatre and Riff Raff in The Rocky Horror Show.

As a composer Stuart has written five musicals, his newest being Moving On. He has also released his debut album, All Things In Time.

Stuart will reprise his role as Riff Raff in the European Tour of The Rocky Horror Show.

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