The Breaker went along to The Rocky Horror Show and spoke with crew Kristian Lavercombe and Kit Craig-Lowden, about why Bournemouth was a great place to do The Time Warp (again)!
“Bournemouth has been a great place for socialising.”
The controversial Rocky Horror Show once again graced Bournemouth’s Pavilion at the weekend, with a limited six shows.
Kit Craig-Lowdon, 30, guitarist for The Rocky Horror Show, said Bournemouth has been a great place for socialising. “Especially to celebrate the last week for our leading man (Stephen Webb) and the last week of the tour. The cast have had fun exploring the town and the beach. The crew had been looking forward to coming to Bournemouth for a while. We’ve also had many local fans dressing up and partying into the night too, which has been great to see. It’s clear Bournemouth has a great nightlife, as well as the beauty of the beach.”
Kristian Lavercombe, 33, who plays Riff Riff, has performed in more than 1,500 shows, in several countries. He holds the world record for performing in the Rocky Horror Picture Show, the most times in 46 years! The Breaker asked him about the various reactions the controversial show gets and Kristian replies “actually the reaction I’ve received from the audiences has been more positive than any other show I’ve ever been involved with. I’ve never been in a show that has such a dedicated and loyal fan base. It really is something special.”
“At this point I’ve performed in Rocky Horror nearly 1700 times and I can genuinely say that I haven’t remotely become bored of doing it.”
When talking about Bournemouth as a fan base and the reaction to the tour coming to the seaside town, Kristian says he loves how unpredictable the show can be, due to the callouts from the audience, and he was excited to see how Bournemouth’s fans reacted. “Having the audience shout out lines of their own is like having another character in the show. Bournemouth has been great for this. It really ensures that the show is different every single night for the audiences and for the cast performing it. At this point, I’ve performed in Rocky Horror nearly 1700 times and I can genuinely say that I haven’t remotely become bored of doing it.”
“Rocky Horror fans were descending on Bournemouth from all across the country”
“I love Bournemouth, It’s both beautiful and fun.I was really looking forward to the weekend shows, which didn’t disappoint. The weekend performances always seem to go well, I don’t think I’ve ever experienced a quiet one and Bournemouth was no exception! We also had an added show for Saturday night, as it was the final performance for Stephen Webb.”
“Rocky Horror fans were descending on Bournemouth from all across the country to give him a good send-off. As expected the Bournemouth Pavilion was packed to capacity with audience members dressed up and having a fabulous time. It was a night to remember!”