Don’t dream it, BE it!

So, the Lovely Daisy of  I will not wrap myself in smocks and apologies offered me the opportunity to go and see a live performance of the Rocky Horror Picture Show in Birmingham with her. Well… as a long time lover of the show, I certainly couldn’t even comprehend missing out on it.

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Knowing that my daughter, Little Chick loves the film and had never seen a live performance, I had to see if she wanted to dress up and tag along too. She couldn’t say yes quick enough!

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Now, as many of you know, it is part and parcel of the experience to dress up, take props and join in. Well it sounded like a good idea to me.

I knew I had a couple of items that I could use towards my costume, but needed to get a few more bits, so off internet shopping I went.image

I was lucky enough to find a company on Ebay that was advertising plus size net tutu’s with attached feather boas. Of course, I had to order one!

Two days later it arrived, and I could’t wait to try the outfit on and see what it would look like all put together. To be honest, the net skirt was quite short at the front, but with my corset, stockings and heels on it really looks a treat.

Little Chick opted to go with the character “Magenta” in a french maids outfit, and heels. I have to say, we both looked FAB-U-LOUS

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I had booked a lovely room in the Holiday Inn, just around the corner from the New Alexandra Theatre, as due to the nature of the performance, and the style of dress, we didn’t want to travel back late at night in our scanties, so opted to stay overnight.

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So on  Monday afternoon, we got ourselves on a train to Birmingham, with the intention of doing a little shopping and having some food before checking into the Holiday Inn.

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We popped into Primark and Selfridges and managed to spend a few pounds in there on various bits and pieces, before stopping to have something to eat before arriving at our hotel.

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Little Chick chose Cafe Rouge for us to have lunch in, and I couldn’t resist my absolute favourite, a Croque Madame. I also indulged in an aperitif ,  a Madame Rouge, a combination of Gin, Lemon, Gomme Syrup and Mint. Very sharp and refreshing, and I thoroughly enjoyed my lunch.

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Now, most of you know that I have given up alcohol (for the most part) however, on the odd occasion I indulge in the odd drink, and this was indeed a special occasion.

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We had arranged to meet up with Daisy and her partner at our hotel, and they arrived about an hour early, and we chatted away about the performance to come, whilst putting on the finishing touches to our makeup and costumes, before setting off together to the Theatre.

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Walking the two minutes along the road, we bumped into many Magenta’s, Columbia’s, Frank n furter’s and Riff Raff’s. There was even a very realistic Eddie, complete with custom leather jacket and a deep bleeding laceration across his/her forehead.

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We got our souvenir brochures, sweets and drinks and headed up to the Grand Circle to watch the performance. The comedian Steve Punt was the Narrator, and he was hilarious!

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As with most Rocky Horror performances, audience participation is expected AND welcomed, and we all got very much into the swing of things. The band was amazing, and the actors really were out of this world.

Little Chick was in her element. She was dancing and singing along, and thoroughly loving every minute.

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The performers all took to the stage at the end to perform an encore of “The Timewarp” and “Sweet Transvestite” which blew the roof off the theatre. Everyone was on their feet, singing, clapping and dancing. An amazing sight indeed.

I am sad to say the performance ended far to soon, and it was time for us to say goodbye to Daisy and her partner, and retire to our Hotel.

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Being that both of us were still buzzing from the whole adventure, we decided to be really daring, and treat ourselves to a burger and chips, whilst watching some TV in our room. Totally Rock and Roll!

The whole adventure was such good fun, and I am sure it won’t be the last time that I, or even Little Chick go to another performance of this amazing iconic show.

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After all….. “It’s just a jump to the left…..”

Leave a comment

  • Kitty Wood

    you all look absolutely amazing!! I love Rocky Horror but have never seen it live, would love to. That gin cake looks rather lush too!

  • Vintage Fee

    So glad you loved it and gutted I couldn’t be there. Sounds like it was a much needed mother-daughter break though and I love that you had so much fun!

  • Sarah Doyle

    You all looked amazing, and it looked like a really good time was had by all…. We must organise something like this again and get a group of us together xxx

  • Looks like you had a fantastic time. You look amazing!

  • You totally rocked! Sounds like you has lots of fun, the food looks delicious as well 🙂

  • You look like you could have been cast in Moulin Rouge … don’t tell me you can sing as well?! You look great glad you had fun.

  • kitty kaos

    I adore the rocky horror show live I have seen it 25 times! The best was with jason donovan! I only wish as you ladies had been in brum I hadn’t been so poor or I would have come and said hi. You all looked so amazing x

  • Rhian Westbury

    I have never seen Rocky Horror live, although I think it would be quite fun. Not sure how i’d fair about dressing up though. You guys all look great x

  • Looks like you had a great time! The food looks wonderful

  • go girl you rock and look amazing love it

  • Hannah Malanga

    Sounds like you had an absolutely amazing time! You have got some guts going out in a skimpy outfit like that, I wouldn’t dare!

  • Tori Gabriel

    Sounds like you had a great time. Good idea to stay overnight. You wouldn’t want to be caught in costume in London at night. It reminds me of that Only Fools and Horses episode!

  • Bex Smith

    Sounds like you had a fantastic time, a great night out!

  • Looks to me, like you guys had a great time. Nice.

  • Elizabeth

    What an absolutely fantastic night out that looks! I’d love to go see that show one day.

  • Jessica

    You had a blast! 🙂 Loving your cool mother-daughter bonding. 🙂

  • Teresa Bowen

    I love the Rocky Horror Show and have seen it many times live. The first time I took my husband I “forgot” to mention the tendency of the audience to dress up and join in.

  • Beautyqueenuk

    Wow what an amazing experience to go along and dress up, yay, it looks like you had a fab time x

  • It sounds like you had an amazing time – I do love The Rocky Horror show I have to admit, always such a fun show to watch. x

  • Beth

    Sounds like you had such an amazing experience. x

  • Natasha Mairs

    looks like you had a great time! and your outfits are fab!! I must say, I also love the look of that dessert!!

  • WOW, You look amazing! I love the first picture so much. Sounds like a great time too!

  • Laura

    You all look fabulous, so pleased you got to dress up and go to see the show 🙂 xxx

  • Ahhh I love everything about this post. You all look fab, so glad you had a great time!

  • That’s a show I have yet to see, but what an experience! I didn’t realize everyone dressed the part too. Neat!

  • Eve Redmond

    You and your daughter looked lush! I loveeeeeeee that show so much.