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Richard O'Brien

RICHARD O'BRIEN

  (1942 - )

Nationality:    English born, naturalised New Zealanderer
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Richard Timothy Smith (born 25 March 1942), better known under his stage name Richard O'Brien, is an English writer, actor, television presenter and theatre performer. He is known for writing the cult musical The Rocky Horror Show and for his role in presenting the popular TV show The Crystal Maze. In addition to writing The Rocky Horror Show, O'Brien also co-wrote the screenplay of the 1975 film adaptation The Rocky Horror Picture Show, and appeared in the film as the character Riff Raff. The stage show has been in almost continuous production and the cinematic version, which has been in continuous release, is one of the best known and most ardently followed cult films of all time. He is also the voice of Lawrence Fletcher, the title characters' father in Phineas and Ferb. - Wiki

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        15 Years In The Glass Box         Rocky Horror Show, The         Shock Treatment         Top People



15 Years In The Glass Box

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London International Mime Festival. The first Festival took place at The Cockpit Theatre and Arts Centre, London NW8, in January 1977. In that year the event was called The Cockpit Festival of Mime and Visual Theatre. It is now the longest running festival of its kind in the world. With the exceptions of 1983 and 1986, the Festival has taken place each year, featuring, in addition to workshops, films, debates and special events, performances by the following artists and companies.

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London International Mime Festival    1993

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mime

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Rocky Horror Show, The

Rocky Horror Show, The
There's a light over at the Frankenstein place

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UK 1973 King of England B.V. (UKAL 1006 / XZAL 12542P). Released by UK Records

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Gay/Lesbian musical

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Shock Treatment

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Brad and Janet, the perfect young everyday couple from cult classic THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW are back, but this time theyre not fighting transsexual aliens in a world of B-Movies. We join them as they are sucked into the world of TV Media, where bleach-white teeth and immaculate make-up are the warpaint, the studio audience are the crowds baying for blood, and people will stop at literally nothing to get the ratings through the roof. Come and join us in Denton's most break-neck TV studio and watch as two innocent lovebirds are torn apart by the talons of TV executive Farley Flavors, whose new television show Faith Factory will guarantee that at least one person is going to receive the shock of their life. As Doctors-and-Nurses fever takes hold of the studio, will Brad and Janet be able to escape, or will they forever be trapped behind the controlling powers of the exploitative  yet oddly charismatic  brother and sister pairing of TV Doctors Cosmo and Nation McKinley? Make sure that you tune in at the Kings Head Theatre during April to find out. . .

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SHOCK TREATMENT  The World Stage Premiere of the Equal-Sequel to Richard OBrien's world-famous THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW.. With music by Richard Hartley and lyrics by Richard OBrien, SHOCK TREATMENT brings together the creative power of THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW and presents a stunning score full of songs that make you want to get up and join in with the action  and in some cases, this might be exactly what happens! Add to that Jim Sharman's original book, now adapted for the stage by Tom Crowley, and the laughs  and shocks  come thick and fast.

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King's Head Theatre / Tarquin Productions

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musical

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Top People

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Ambassadors', London    1984

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Play/Drama

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