A random thought for the weekend!
What if we could stage a new production of The Rocky Horror Show, cast entirely from Being Human characters?
And that was characters not actors – makes it easier as we don’t have to consider if they can sing or dance – just if they might look good in suspenders… Although Annie being invisible may be a slight issue and Mitchell won’t be appearing in the film for obvious non-reflective reasons, not even knocking over a chair as he famously did in Casablanca!
The stage show starts with Science Fiction Double Feature sung by the Usherette and normally doubled by the actor playing Magenta. In this case we make it a duet between Annie and Robyn (of course) and the fact that their ice cream trays and torches will seem to be floating in the air just adds to the thrill for the non-supernaturals in the audience…
(a quick glimpse at an alternative version – sung by the great Richard O’Brien!)
Brad and Janet – as American as apple pie, cute and newly engaged, but due to an unfortunately located break down they are taken in by the mysterious Frank and thoroughly corrupted! Surely that just has to be Nina and George! Slightly geeky and ditsy on the surface but with seething with hidden passions (and fur!)
Frank N Furter would be Ivan. No, not Mitchell but just go with me on this one! I’m sure Ivan would find it terribly amusing and he has the height and gravitas to carry off the basque/stockings look to perfection! He may have to sacrifice the beard but it would distract him from Argos…
Riff Raff is Frank’s loyal handyman. He’s funny, creepy, strangely attractive, mad and sinister by turns and eventually he takes over the whole world – sorry the whole mission! Who else other than Herrick could possibly play Riff Raff!
Magenta – Riff Raff’s sister and helpmate (in an alien sort of way). I’ve no idea if she has the blood of the ancestors but Cara certainly fits the bill. And she already has her own overall – just needs a bit of shortening and dying black…
Columbia – mad, perky, tap dancing Columbia, unlucky but rather successful in love and Daisy to a tee and she would love the sequined sparkly shorts!
Eddie – motor bike riding, saxophone playing, leather jacketed rocker Eddie. Not really the Being Human type so this one has taken a bit of thought. How about McNair? We know he can sing…
Gorgeous-but-dim Rocky is the perfect man created by Frank to his own design and now we can get Mitchell into the show. It will keep happy all those people ready to keel over at the thought of Mitchell in tight (very tight) gold shorts (very short shorts) although I suspect a full body waxing may be needed. Form an orderly queue please and warm your hands… Rocky has the Sword of Damocles hanging over his head – too close to Lia’s wolf shaped bullet for there to be any one else to play him but Mitchell!
Dr Scott will be played by Gilbert. Frankly I have no idea why but I’m just desperate for him to have a part! There’s just no show without Gilbert.
And finally the Narrator… who is none other than Kemp. Don’t pretend – you soooo want to see him do the Timewarp, don’t you?! Although there is a strong argument for the Narrator to be the chief story-teller himself, Toby Whithouse…
The general chorus will gather up all those I can’t give a lead role to – Lucy, Sykes, Seth, Lauren, Tully, Saul, Hugh, both Josies, Vincent and – of course – Nanna.
I may not give Sasha a part, much as I think she would throw herself into it. That’s the problem – throwing bits of herself into it, far too much messy and would quite put you off your interval Cornetto!
I’m not sure who you would choose but this one is my production – you can cast your own. This way to the couch!
Now… just imagine them… doing the Timewarp…Vodpod videos no longer available.