A graduate of the National Academy of Singing and Dramatic Art, Kristian is best known for his portrayal of Riff Raff in the international touring production of THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW (performing alongside the show’s creator Richard O’Brien, who played the Narrator). He has since reprised the role in both the UK’s 40th anniversary tour and the recent Australian tour of the show. In 2015 he is scheduled to return to the role when he will reach the milestone of having performed in ROCKY HORROR over a 1000 times.
Aside from ROCKY HORROR, Kristian has had leading roles in over 30 professional productions. highlights include: Leaf Coneybear in the 25th ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE (Auckland Theatre Company), Bobby strong in URINETOWN (Downstage Theatre), Dodger in OLIVER! (The Court Theatre), Puck in Mendelssohn’s MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM (Christchurch Arts Festival) and The Dark Lady in the New Zealand tour of THIS HOLY FIRE OF LOVE (New Zealand Symphony Orchestra).
Other notable shows include: HAMLET, ROSENCRANTS AND GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD, LADY WINDERMERE'S FAN, AMY'S VIEW, THE CRIPPLE OF INISHMAAN, THE COMPLETE WORKS OF SHAKESPEARE- ABRIDGED, SKYLIGHT, ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA, ALICE, CAESAR AND CLEOPATRA, MOTHER COURAGE, THE QUEEN AND I (Court Theatre), MY FIRST TIME (Fortune Theatre), RENT (Auckland Musical Theatre), THE WIZARD OF OZ (Peach Theatre), HUSHABYE MOUNTAIN (Auckland International Comedy Festival), AMADEUS (Theatre Alive), THE FANTASTICKS (CAN Professional Theatre), SINBAD (The Actors Company) and Tarquin in the TV series DARK KNIGHT (Palana Productions).
Kristian has recently finished writing a rock-musical with Australian TV and musical star Craig McLachlan. You can find out more via his website www.kristianlavercombe.com or you can follow him on twitter @lavercombe.