(Dominic Wells's article appeared in The Times of London, 8/18/09.)

Richard O’Brien: Rocky Horror? It was all about my mother

Richard O’Brien gave the world The Rocky Horror Show. Now he reveals its secret origins for the first time

Richard O’Brien dabs at his eyes with a white linen napkin. Somehow the waitress chooses this moment to take our order, and is waved away. We’ve met to discuss O’Brien’s new project, The Stripper, a revival of his 1982 musical, which previously has played only in Australia. Instead, just 20 minutes in, the writer and star of The Rocky Horror Show and host of The Crystal Maze is choked with emotion.

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