In November 2013, we hosted a fantastic charity event to raise funds for the South Lanarkshire branch. This entertaining evening was a theme night in tribute to Richard O’Brien’s cult classic movie and stage show “The Rocky Horror Picture Show”. We were lucky enough to be able to present a live cabaret performance from respected Dr. Frank-N-Furter tribute act Steven Crawford, fresh from his recent appearance at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Steven performed a selection of songs from the soundtrack throughout the evening with the help of two supporting characters. He also spent some time mingling with the audience and encouraging lots of audience participation!
In addition to the live cabaret we also offered plenty of other entertainment including a souvenir photo booth, raffle draw, mock auction, sweet treats, door prizes, a disco and other surprises. We had our very own Rocky style hunks courtesy of the Man Candy Butlers. We were keen to actively encourage Rocky Horror inspired attire, but this was not compulsory. However, we were shocked at just how much effort some people put in to their outfits!
Despite all of the shenanigans, our favourite part of the night was being approached by a young adult with Autism who had never felt comfortable visiting a night club before! He told us that he knew it would be safe as it was run by the NAS and was keen for us to host another event as soon as possible that he could attend!
About The Venue
The event was held in The Rainbow Room at the Hamilton Palace complex on Keith Street, Hamilton. The room is on the upper floor, but there is lift access for those with mobility issues. A fully stocked and licensed bar will be in operation. There is car parking available across the street or if you wish to stay overnight the Holiday Inn Express is right next door.