Damn it, Janet! The Rainbow New Zealand Charitable Trust has announced the 2021 Rainbow Celebration Gala guest of honour will be screen and stage legend, Richard O’Brien.
O’Brien will speak at this not-to-be-missed fundraising event which has become a highlight of Aotearoa’s rainbow community calendar.
It will take place at The Great Room at the Five-Star Cordis Auckland Hotel on 31 July.
Richard O’Brien wrote one of the world’s most beloved musicals, The Rocky Horror Show which has been performed almost 3,000 times on stage in London alone, as well as in venues around the world in places as far reaching as Japan and Mexico to Belgium and the United States.
He also co-wrote and starred as the iconic character of Riff Raff in the film adaptation, The Rocky Horror Picture Show released in 1975, which went on to become a pop culture classic in a genre all of its own, and still fills theatres to this day.
A testament to Richard’s talent and vision.
Now a citizen of New Zealand, Richard has traded the sound of applause on London’s West End for the sound of tui’s in Aotearoa’s Bay of Plenty, but will head north for this one night only experience.
The iconic gala auction will also be taking place, offering the types of items and experiences that this event has come to be known for, as well as non-stop entertainment throughout the night, including a live band and performances from some of Aotearoa’s most delicious drag divas.
All of this while enjoying a stunning three-course meal.
A special encore performance of the amazing Auckland Pride Festival flagship event, Night of the Queer will also take place, something not to be missed.
Tickets are on sale NOW through the Eventbrite website, here.
Different ticketing pricing and packages are available including an exclusive VIP meet and greet experience with Richard himself.
We are quivering with antici…