BBC America will air a special two-hour performance of The Rocky Horror Show from London’s Playhouse Theatre in honor of the show’s 40th anniversary later this month.
“The Rocky Horror Show is a piece of our collective pop culture consciousness,” president and general manager of BBC America Sarah Barnett said in a statement. “Daring, fun and funny, unabashed and wildly entertaining, we think this brilliant new version of Rocky Horror will be embraced by our fans in the lead up to Halloween.”
Rocky Horror creator Richard O’Brien will star as The Narrator, while Stephen Fry, Anthony Head, Adrian Edmondson, Emma Bunton, and Mel Giedroyc will all play guest Narrators.
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“I’m still in awe at the popularity of the show,” O’Brien said in a statement. “I wrote something I thought I might like to go see and it’s now lived successfully for more than 40 years in theaters around the world. Jumping on stage to bring the original show back to life has been an amazing experience. I hope audiences continue to have as much fun with it as I am.”
The production will premiere on BBC America Oct. 18 at midnight.