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You promise you won't tell

Toured New Zealand in 1978

 

Production Details

Book, Music & Lyrics by Richard O'Brien
Original Music and Arrangements by Richard Hartley

Directed by Rayner Bourton
Production Design - Brian Thomson
Costumes - Sue Blane


Principal Cast


Dr. Frank-N-Furter:Gary Glitter
Janet Weiss:Jenni Anderson
Brad Majors:John Collingwood-Smith
Riff-Raff: Sal Sharah
Usherette/Magenta :Sharron Skelton
Columbia: Zero
Eddie/Dr. Scott:Paul Johnstone
Rocky Horror:Rayner Bourton/Graham Matters
The Narrator: Keith Richardson

Understudies: Lorae Parry & Rex Cleghorn

The Band

 

David Fraser: keyboards
Ray Mercer: guitar
Mark Hornibrook: bass
Dennis Mason: saxophone
Earle Strange: drums

 

The tour was a major success, despite it's dubious origins.

Programme Cover

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This was a "Rogue" tour, mounted by Rayner Bourton, the original London cast Rocky, although he didn't stay for the full run. Permission was given by Harry M. Miller, but although the work of the original creative team was used, it wasn't credit or paid for. A "side-line" production, outside of the Australian rights. The original logo and writing are not used because of copyright. Richard O'Brien's name doesn't appear on advertising, or on the front cover of the cast LP. Strangely, the cast recording features a picture of Max Phipps from the Melbourne production, a photo taken by Jon Fabian and doctored to have Glitter's head, without permission.

Sal Sharah, reprises his role as Riff Raff from the original Australian production and Gary Glitter turns in a surprisngly good Frank.

Paul Johnstone played the dual Eddie/Dr. Scott roles, having been an understudy in the Original Australian Cast, and playing the same role, in the ill-conceived Brisbane show.

 

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Scan by Jon Fabian

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Scan by Frank Albrecht

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Scans supplied by Tony Pazuzu

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The following photographs were supplied by Paul Johnstone

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Jenni Anderson and Graham Matters
 
Paul Johnstone

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Original New Zealand Cast LP

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