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Review

Unlike the Sydney and Melbourne casts, which were both part of the original production, the Adelaide production, was not, and was unsuccessful. Dysart, Brockenshire and Greentree reprised their roles from the Melbourne production, Frank N. Furter was cast to be played by Darrell Hilton, but he was replaced a few days before opening by Max Phipps and then, several weeks later, due to commitments in film, Max was replaced by Jon Finlayson. Direction was by Roland Roccheccioli, and not Jim Sharman. The show closed after 2 months.

 

Most of the information and photographs are courtesy of the Max Phipps Estate

 

Adelaide Opening 12th August 1977, Closed  October 1977
PRODUCTION DETAILS
 
Book, Music & Lyrics by Richard O'Brien
Original Music and Arrangements by Richard Hartley
Directed by Roland Roccheccioli
Production Design - Brian Thomson
Costumes - Sue Blane
Exec. Producer - Frederick J. Gibson
Musical Director -Jerry Wesley Smith
Lighting - John Saltzer (courtesy NIDA)
Sound - John Morrison Sound Australia
Produced by Harry M. Miller

Principal Cast:
Dr. Frank-N-Furter: Max Phipps,  later by Jon Finlayson
Janet Weiss: Diana Greentree
Brad Majors: Tony Preece
Riff-Raff: Keith Reid
Magenta and Usherette: Joan Brockenshire
Columbia: Joan Millar
Eddie and Dr. Scott: Bill Binks
Rocky Horror: Shane Bourne
The Narrator: Tommy Dysart


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Max Phipps and Joan Brockenshire

Magenta is holding the scary green drink with dry ice...the smoking glass was cool when Max enters with the..."Do not play games, Dr Scott" scene!

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Photos produced for collecting autographs

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Max Phipps being filmed at the Warner theatre, performing Sweet Transvestite for the TV show "This Day Tonight"

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"From the Tracey Shannon collection" (signed by the cast members)

One of the only photographs taken after Max Phipps left, Photograph by Jon Fabian

A newspaper spot about Tracey Shannon and friends

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