Upon arriving at the theatre on Tue 31 August, the cast could not resist the draw of the mountainous tins and had to catch a few pictures of their own with the now famous frankfurters before packing them away for delivery to a local food bank. After making it into the news worldwide, the merchandise mishap left staff in a time warp wondering how it happened.

Philip Franks, who plays the narrator, couldn’t help but use one as a prop during Tuesday’s reopening performance taking a jab at the staff blunder met by thunderous applause from the audience.

The show runs until Fri 3 September. To book tickets or for more information visit orchardtheatre.co.uk.

The curtain has dropped on the Frank-N-Gate saga. After closing in March 2020, the venue was preparing its grand reopening with the return of the iconic show and cult classic, Rocky Horror Show. The staff at the venue ordered, what they believed to be “Frank-n-furter” wigs, based on the character, Dr Frank-n-furter. What they received instead was 52 cans of processed meat sausages!

Upon arriving at the theatre on Tue 31 August, the cast could not resist the draw of the mountainous tins and had to catch a few pictures of their own with the now famous frankfurters before packing them away for delivery to a local food bank. After making it into the news worldwide, the merchandise mishap left staff in a time warp wondering how it happened.

Philip Franks, who plays the narrator, couldn’t help but use one as a prop during Tuesday’s reopening performance taking a jab at the staff blunder met by thunderous applause from the audience.

The show ran until Fri 3 September.