Royal Friends Newsletter December 2013

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WIN an exclusive lunch with Rocky Horror Show creator & superstar – Richard O’Brien!

Hurry, time is fleeting…

This is a special newsletter with a very special promotion…

Richard OBrien

Our final major fundraising performance of a very busy year is our great friend Richard O’Brien’s “Tran In Black” at the Aurora Centre on Friday 1st November at 8pm. The world famous Rocky Horror Show’s Riff Raff is giving his time, endless energy, supreme generosity AND his 5-piece live band, including a specially selected Christchurch drummer, for a “one-off anywhere in the world” concert in Christchurch NZ only to help the ITR rebuild. This is a show that you do not want to miss, the chance to do The Time Warp again, and possibly be able to do that for the last time ever with the creator of the song itself..! Let’s fill the house, dress delightfully (anything goes…) and have a blast!

 As Richard says, “I’ll be nattering away, picking up a guitar and hopefully entertaining everybody, telling stories and singing some songs. It would be perverse if I were not to sing The Time Warp, again. People would feel slightly cheated, wouldn’t they?”


Enter at your own risk

For all our ITR Royal Friends, as part of a special promotion in conjunction with The Press and Novotel Cathedral Square, you and a guest can win an exclusive all expenses paid lunch with Richard & his wife Sabrina by using the special password ‘RIFFRAFF’ when purchasing tickets to The Tran in Black ITR fundraising concert anytime from now up until 10.00am on 10th October. Five lucky winners and their guests can win seats at the table for lunch on Saturday, November 2nd at The Square Restaurant at the newly reopened Novotel Christchurch in Cathedral Square.

To be in the draw to win, simply purchase tickets online from –  and use the password ‘RIFFRAFF’ in The Press subscriber purchase option to automatically be entered into the draw..

OR if you want to make it a ‘bit of a night’ – you can make the night extra special with Novotel Christchurch Cathedral Square. Book the ‘Cultural Getaway’ package and receive overnight accommodation, car parking, a $25 food & beverage credit PLUS two tickets to the show. You will also automatically be entered into the draw for the lunch with Riff Raff as well. Visit for details.

Terms & Conditions: Entries close Thursday, October 10 at 10am. Entries are limited to one per person. This offer is available via online ticket purchasing only. Winners will be notified by phone or mail. For full terms and conditions – see

The Press Novotel

We are going to end this year off with a little bit of a BANG at The Tran in Black, much the same way we ended off 2010 at the ITR before all the February 2011 chaos ensued… In December 2010 the 5000 lucky folks who saw Richard perform in his own Rocky Horror Show on our stage witnessed something quite special that started a very special relationship with a very special person that is helping us rebuild a very special Theatre Royal. That was the last time Richard performed in his own show ANYWHERE in the world. But Christchurch gets the chance to re-live some of that fun once again and probably for the last time. Don’t miss it.

See you at the Aurora Centre on Friday 1st November, get your glad-rags out again and have some unique fun – then next year, around about this time, we’ll see you all back at the new ITR!!



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