The Rocky Horror Show is a long-running British horror comedy stage musical, which opened in London in 1973. It was written by Richard O’Brien, and developed by Jim Sharman. It came eighth in a BBC Radio 2 listener poll of the “Nation’s Number One Essential Musicals”. It tells the story of a newly engaged couple looking for Dr Everett, but who become stranded during a rainstorm. They must seek refuge at the strange old castle of Dr. Frank Furter, who give them a place to stay for the night. Dr. Frank reveals he has discovered the secret to life itself, and unveils his creation, Rocky Horror, who is brought to life.
As the night goes on, the story becomes twisted and dark. This weird and wonderful story has become hugely popular, and its brightly coloured and scary costumes make for a great fancy dress party! To achieve Dr. Frank’s look, use white face make up with dark eyes and bright lips, paired with pearls, a black leather corset and thigh high black boots. For a general Rocky Horror theme, wear a bright wig with lots of make-up, fish nets and a bright corset.