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Coming Home - Richard O'Brien & Patrick Power

Television (Full Length) – 1999

Two expat Kiwis return home from the United Kingdom in this episode of Coming HomeRocky Horror creator Richard O’Brien, and renowned opera tenor Patrick Power. Power returns for work: he’s performing two demanding roles in Pagliacci and Cavalleria rusticana in Auckland. O’Brien’s visit is far more relaxed, visiting old haunts, his siblings and a former employer. Despite the pair espousing love for their UK residences, both fall victim to that irresistible allure of home. O'Brien, a British citizen raised in Aotearoa, was finally granted citizenship in 2011.

There's a silent question that I would imagine most people are asking themselves, because they've seen this and they're looking at this behind me here [Mount Maunganui] and they must be wondering why the hell did I leave it? It's beautiful. It doesn't get any better than this anywhere in the world.
– Richard O'Brien

Key Cast & Crew

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Richard O'Brien


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John Carlaw

Director, Writer, Producer

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Julie Christie


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Warren Green

Assistant Camera

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Brian Jamieson


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Michael Huddleston

Sound Recordist

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Produced by

Touchdown Productions


Made with funding from NZ On Air


Songs 'Science Fiction/Double Feature', 'The Dance of Love'., 'Running with the Noisy Boys' and 'Angel in Me' composed and performed by Richard O'Brien

'Don't Dream It, Be It' and 'Wild and Untamed Thing' composed by Richard O'Brien and performed by Tim Curry

Opera Pagliacci composed by Ruggero Leoncavallo; opera Cavalleria rusticiana composed by Pietro Mascagni