April 1st, 2003

Photo - leaves

nautica worries me...

i mean, is it scary that i ship for riff and mags? i mean, really?

anyway. on that note, i present: something resembling a write-up for rocky horror last night...

i was columbia, and probably win the award for cheapest-made costume ever. the shoes were £3.00 from 'help the aged' (and actually looked like tap shoes); the jacket was home made; the top i'm going to wear again anyway; the fishnets i've had since the last time i saw it (2000); the hat was £2.99, and the red hair dye was £1.99, and the bow tie was made from an old hair band. so, yeah. pictures coming later when i can be arsed to upload them to my site...

naomi and clare arrived at my house and we all got changed and i attempted to columbia-ify myself for the first time, which was interesting. sparkly pink eyeshadow makes fantastic blusher...

the show was as completely fantastically hilarious as ever (and even rocky horror manages to get its dose of angst in, with the song "once in a while" - even if frank did ruin it later with a sarcastic comment...) as i commented on lorna's entry, riff and mags were molesting each other every opportunity they got, which was incredibly sweet. is it wrong that i can ship for a brother/sister coupling without even batting an eyelid? ;)

actually, okay, some character observations...

frank - this was, without a doubt, the campest frankie i've ever seen. (although i've only seen 4...) time curry sounds like frances de la torre (can't spell that) and he apparently based his accent on a couple of old ladies who were talking on a bus once, one of whom said, "do you have a hice in tine?" (... a house in town...) anyway, jason donovan on the 25th anniversary tour was bitchy. whoever the hell it was last time (forgot his name but he looked a lot like tim curry...) was very tim curryish, i seem to recall, and jonathan wilkes was, quite frankly *groan*, camp.

brad and janet - they were funny. the one playing janet was very good (more on her later...) and brad was amusing. nothing i found particularly noteworthy about them...

riff - considerably less psychotic than usual; in fact, probably the sanest of the lot.

mags - it's very hard to actually compare magentas since she only has about 6 lines in the entire thing (first person to quote them all gets a prize...) but this mags was less terrifyingly vampy than the last one...

riff/mags together - molesting has been mentioned. during magenta's repeated "you're a hot dog, but you'd better not try to hurt her, frank furter!" mantra, usually either riff or frank ends up incapacitating her - this year, riff punched her in the face ;) (and then molesting commenced...) however, i will probably always remember the 25th anniversary production version, whereby the medusa ray became essence of floorshow in a bug spray, and magenta was shut up by frank using that, falling over backwards into the waiting arms of her brother, which was incredibly sweet.

*sigh* the inner shipper is insatiable.

columbia - i swear, she gets more psychotic every show... although her rendition of "cheeky girls" was frelling hilarious. okay, and last tour, columbia was jo gibb, who'd been in the video of cats - this year, columbia was previously in sunset boulevard. they're turning up bloody everywhere...

eddie/dr.scott - was frighteningly squeaky (or, at least, dr. scott was.) and i liked, during "eddie's teddy"...

scott: hit me! (frank smacks him on the head and walks off.)

rocky - was very funny this year. they always seem to manage to find very short blond people to play him... oh, and this is probably the first time frank ever got to kiss his creation. i don't think he ever actually manages to frell him in the entire production, so that was also very sweet and got a large round of applause.

the trannies - ended up with progressively less clothing (as did most of the cast) as the show progressed.

the narrator/s - nobody will ever be as good as nicholas parsons :)

okay, and as for stage door lurkage - they all came out at once, which was cheating, but i managed to get three signatures - christine hamilton (narrator; neil was the other one), rocky person, and (unlike last time) jonathan wilkes. also got a photo with him :D it was all wonderfully shambolic compared to the orderly queue of actors that formed the last time ;)

oh, and i think this was also the first tour where at the end, brad ended up fully clothed again, and janet was still in her underwear and frank's jacket, and then turning down brad's second proposal. aw...

some of the best lines:

christine!narrator: ...and his fiancée, janet weiss...
audience: slut!
christine!narrator: i think that's a little harsh so early in the proceedings...

~*~

magenta: i ask for nothing, master.
frank: and you shall receive it. in abundance.
audience member: what's a bun dance?
frank: it's a disco in a baker's shop...

~*~

audience at start of act two (pre-silhouette scene): *raucous cheering and screaming mixed with booing and hissing at christine!narrator*
christine!narrator: oh, calm down. it's only sex.

~*~
christine!narrator: what further indignities would they be subjected to?
audience member: "i'm a celebrity, get me out of here!"

(for the record - she was on that show...)


~*~

clare, after getting her picture taken with jonathan wilkes: i met the hamiltons!

and one more thing: the beeeeads...


so, yeah. 'twas da rocky. oh, yeah, and the janet thing - the girl playing janet was recently the lead in whistle down the wind - and i knew before reading the credit notes because her training was graduating with a first in law before going on to train in musical theatre. that girl is my living hope ;)

will now start working on the photos...
Photo - leaves

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almost forgot - it's been a year since i first saw the movie of sunset, and in four days it'll be a year since i first saw the tour.

and in a month and 3 days (may 4th...) it'll be the one year anniversary of 'the jeremy thing'. oh, god help us all. i'll sit on my stalker...

wow. i shall watch the movie tomorrow to commemorate it.