Project Description

The Rocky Horror Show (Singapore & Tour)

As VP of Asia Pacific for TML and Executive Producer for Richard O’Brien’s ROCKY HORROR SHOW opened at The Esplanade Theatre, Singapore on January 5, 2011 and closed on January 16, 2011 — the first time to have the full live show in Singapore (previously banned due to morals laws).

Produced by TML Enterprises Pty Ltd., presented by MediaCorp VizPro International. Produced by Tim Lawson and Executive Producer: Toby Simkin.

Director: Christopher Luscombe; Associate Director: Michael Howcroft; Choreographer: Jenny Arnold; Set Designer: Janet Bird; Costume Designer: Sue Blane; Associate Costume Designer: Christopher Pope; Wig Designer: Darren Ware; Lighting Designer: Nick Richings; Associate Lighting Designer: Jeremy Duncan; Shadow Puppet Designer: Mervyn Millar; Musical Arrangements: Richard Hartley; Additional Musical Arrangements: Simon Beck and Musical Supervisor: Robert Gavin

STARRING Juan Jackson (Frank); Haley Flaherty (Janet); Richard Meek (Brad); Kristian Lavercombe (Riff Raff); Kara Lane (Magenta); Caitlin Pugh (Columbia); Mark Simpson (Eddie/Doctor Scott); Lucas Glover (Rocky); Nick Christo (Phantom); Vincent HooperDaniela Valvano and Angela Scundi (Phantom (Swing) and Hossan Leong (Narrator),

WITH ORCHESTRA Guitar: Daniel Chai; Drums: Rizal Sanip; Saxophone: Fabian Lim; Bass: Brandon Wong, Chang Chze and Standby Keys: Elaine Chan.

Musical Director: Craig Renshaw; Resident Director: Siobhan Ginty; Stage Manager: Laura Watson; Assistant Stage Manager: Elizabeth Rogers; Head of Wardrobe: Lissy Patterson; Head of Wigs: Sharon Case; Wigs: Iris Lau; Head Mechanist: Darren Curtis; Head Lighting: Simon Land; Head Sound: Glen Ruske; Sound: Ben Rentoul; Sound Board Operator: Nick Maddren; Lighting: Nik Naniurek; Lighting Board Programmer: Jeremy Duncan; Presenter: Renee Tan, Wendy Lee and Patricia See; Esplanade Theatre: Juliet Chia; General Manager: Gabi Overton; AU Company Manager: Tom Lambert; Company Manager: Jayine Chung; UK Production Manager: Simon Gooding; UK Associate Production Manager: Matt Jones; AU Production Manager: Frank Harlow; UK Stage/Company Manager: Phil Sykes; Lighting Board Operator: Alex Grierson.

Prior to Singapore, the show was developed in South Korea, and continued onto New Zealand.

a funny happy thing happened on the way to Dorothy’s” (fabulously famous local bar, formerly Backstage) one night, at the Esplanade Theatre car park entrance, I literally bumped into Lee Kuan Yew (he was the founding father of Singapore and after decades, was still the Prime Minister) who was walking to his car — very brief and polite conversation, during which he asked what I was doing in Singapore, I explained “Rocky Horror Show” (now in his late ‘80s, he clearly did not know anything about it, despite his administration banning it) — I went on, much to the nervous chagrin of his 2 security people to invite him to be a guest narrator… he said ‘sounds interesting’, I politely gave him my business card, then continued onto my watering hole, he continued on back into his world — never heard from him again.