WhatsOnStage have announced that Julie Atherton and Rosanna Hyland will star in Shock Treatment at the King's Head Theatre. The musical is a sequel to The Rocky Horror Show.
The pair will play Janet and Betty Hapschatt in the production which runs between 17th April and 9th May 2015. Marking its stage premiere, the show has music and lyrics by Richard Hartley and Richard O'Brien. Benji Sperring directs. It is based on the 1981 movie.
Known as musical theatre's queen of new writing, Julie Atherton has played leading roles in Thérèse Raquin and LIFT, both by Craig Adams. She famously created the roles of Kate Monster and Lucy The Slut in the original West End production of Avenue Q (Noël Coward & Gielgud). Atherton made her West End debut as Sophie in Mamma Mia (Prince Edward) and went on to play Serena Katz in Fame (Aldwych & UK Tour).
Rosanna Hyland most recently starred as Hope Cladwell in the West End premiere of Urinetown. Her stage credits also include: Sister Act The Musical (Palladium), understudy Julie Jordan in Carousel (Savoy) and understudy Princess Fiona in Shrek The Musical (Drury Lane).