Give Rocky its due
Given that Hamilton provided the suburban cradle for one of the most famous musicals of all time, it is amazing how little we celebrate this fact.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show gets just a loo and a statue, whilst the show’s brilliant creator Richard O’Brien continues to be underappreciated in his old home town.
Movers and shakers of the Tron, given that Rocky Horror has grossed over half a billion US dollars at the box office, surely we should be making more of a song-and-dance about this cultural phenomenon?
How about an annual Rocky Horror Day, complete with a festival, and maybe the world’s largest time-warp in Garden Place. It could also provide an anchor show for our new regional theatre — now there’s a memorable name - The Rocky Horror Picture Theatre.
To the satanic mechanics of the city budget — the global reach of Transvylvania on the Tron would have a huge tourist appeal, and provide travellers an annual must-do destination to stop and take a jump to the left, or even a step to the right.
Plus, we could pay proper homage annually to the city’s favourite TronTrans, Richard O’Brien.
I can see you quiver with anticipation . . .
Kit Carter, Hamilton