Patricia Quinn was born in Belfast on May 28th 1944. She was just beginning to break into television by 1973, when she was offered the dual role of the Usherette/Magenta in Richard O’Brien’s Rocky Horror Show.
Patricia opened the very first performance of The Rocky Horror Show with the song ‘Science Fiction Double Feature’ on the 16th of June, 1973, at The Theatre Upstairs in London. The show rapidly become a massive success and moved to larger theatres.
The film version of the Rocky Horror Show followed in 1975. Patricia stepped back into the role of Magenta, and a screen icon was born. The film wasn’t an instant success but gradually began to acquire a world-wide cult following which it is today.
Patricia continued to work after the film and went on to star in countless productions alongside some of the biggest names in entertainment, becoming a household name with her unique and versatile style. She has appeared in film, theatre and television including Doctor Who, Minder, I, Claudius, The Professionals, Bergerac and Tales of the Unexpected.
Patricia will be taking part in a paid signing after the Q&A.This event will be preceded by a screening of The Rocky Horror Picture Show at 18.00. Refreshments will be available in our licenced cafe/bar.