Adelaide Cast Announced for The Rocky Horror Show
Three-time Olivier Award winning performer David Bedella will be joining the cast as Frank N Furter for the Adelaide season of the iconic Rock ‘N’ Roll musical The Rocky Horror Show at Adelaide’s Festival Theatre from April 13.
David Bedella returns to Australia for the first time since recreating his starring role in the critically acclaimed Jerry Springer: The Opera which played at Sydney Opera House in 2009. Australian audiences may remember him as the lead in Oh, What A Night! where he performed alongside Marcia Hines and Gary Sweet. David comes to Adelaide with an impressive resume from both Broadway and London’s West End, having performed roles in Smokey Joe’s Cafe, Jerry Springer: The Opera, The Rocky Horror Show, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, The Producers, Chicago, In the Heights and most recently & Juliet. He can also currently be seen playing the President of The United States in Amazon Prime’s third season of Jack Ryan.
The 50th Anniversary production has also announced that acclaimed actor and writer, Nicholas Hammond will take on the role of The Narrator for the final two weeks of the Adelaide season, starting his role on May 2 at Adelaide’s Festival Theatre.
The first two weeks of the season will see well-respected Australian music broadcaster, TV presenter, journalist & writer Myf Warhurst present the story on stage as The Narrator (from 13-30 April) before she jets off to host Eurovision, and Nicholas Hammond then takes on the role (from 2-13 May) which has been played by countless celebrities around the world including by the show’s creator Richard O’Brien.
Best known for his roles as Friedrich von Trapp in the original film The Sound of Music, Nicholas Hammond’s global career has included his own American prime time series, The Amazing Spiderman and appearances in Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, The Love Boat, Magnum PI, Murder She Wrote and recurring roles on Falcon Crest and Dallas. He was also recently in the Australian production of Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella.
David, Myf and Nicholas join principal cast Stellar Perry as Magenta (X Factor, The Voice, Bell Shakespeare’s The Lovers), Ellis Dolan as Eddie/Dr Scott, Darcey Eagle as Columbia, Ethan Jones as Brad, Deirdre Khoo as Janet, Loredo Malcolm as Rocky and Henry Rollo as Riff Raff.