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Manjimup ready for Artrage’s Rocky Horror Immersive Spectacular experience this Thursday

Daniel HockingManjimup-Bridgetown Times
The cast of the Rocky Horror Immersive Experience.
Camera IconThe cast of the Rocky Horror Immersive Experience. Credit: Provided by Artrage

Perth arts organisation Artrage’s Rocky Horror Picture Show immersive experience is coming to Manjimup for one night only on Thursday night.

The sold-out show is an interactive production of the cult classic film The Rocky Horror Picture Show, with the movie being projected onstage while the cast performs scenes from the film at the same time.

Perth drag performers Danisa Snake and Ginava, along with burlesque performer Veruca Sour and circus acrobat Isaac Salter are some of the names involved with with the production.

The production have done shows in Albany, Bunbury Corrigin, Kalgoorlie, Katanning, Merredin, Perth and York, with their final shows being in Manjimup tomorrow night and Margaret River on Friday.

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Playing the role of “Rocky” in the production, Isaac Salter said the show had been received well in the regional locations.

“It’s been absolutely amazing, the regional sections of the tour that we have done have been an experience and a half,” he said.

“It’s been quite an interesting event going to some of the regional towns with such a cult classic and such an immersive show.

“We get most people dressing up every night and the way the crowds get involved and hyped up is incredible.”

Salter said the various regional audiences went in with reservations but ended up having a great time with the show and the interactions with the cast.

“I think there was definitely a little hesitation in some of the regional towns, because it’s quite a different show to the norm. Some parts might have been a little confronting but I think it’s because they’re not used to it,” he said.

“I think quite a lot of the regional towns haven’t expected it to be what it has been and it’s absolutely amazing to see the reactions we get when we get the audience up and interacting.”

“I think by screening the film and doing a physical show in front of it, not just recreating it, but putting our own interpretation on it, bring the immersive experience and makes it a night out that everyone knows they’re going to have fun at and have unexpectedly more fun at.”

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