McLachlan has ‘ changed’ our theatre
TODD McKenney said the Craig McLachlan sexual harassment allegations have changed Australia’s theatre industry forever.
McKenney, who is replacing McLachlan in the lead role of The Rocky Horror Show in July, said “hopefully” that change would be positive.
McLachlan exclusively spoke to The Sunday Telegraph recently, revealing how the allegations have affected his life and career. He has filed defamation proceedings over the allegations.
“There are no winners in this situation but I know the producers are definitely, 100 per cent taking the issue seriously and I believe it will change the industry, hopefully in a positive way,” McKenney said.
“But I have to say that it’s never felt like a dangerous industry for me. I’ve never had any experience of sexual harassment, not even remotely, or even been aware of it happening in a show that I was in. My experience in the industry has been nothing other than warm and fuzzy ... but there’s no room for harassment or bullying.”
Adam Rennie played the Frank N Furter role in Brisbane and McKenney will take over for Melbourne.