Rocky Horror Show to feature Ore Oduba when it comes to Aberdeen
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Actor, presenter and winner of Strictly Come Dancing Ore Oduba will feature in the Rocky Horror Show when it comes to the north-east in April.
Oduba has been delighting audiences and receiving rave reviews as Brad Majors, and will continue to don his fishnets as he extends his role in the touring show until June.
It will be performed at His Majesty's Theatre in Aberdeen from Monday, April 25 until Saturday, April 30.
Oduba said: “I’m so excited to be extending my stay with our amazing Rocky family. Truth is, when you know how it feels to wear a corset and heels it’s very hard to take them off – at least it is in my case.
"It’s been a wild ride so far, the audiences have been incredible and I can’t wait to Time Warp around even more corners of the country.”
The musical extravaganza continues to play to packed houses as it tours the length and breadth of the UK with a stellar cast that is showing no signs of slowing down.
Theatre is in full throttle and the extraordinary cast is ready to deliver a guaranteed party not to be missed.
Alongside Oduba is West End star Stephen Webb (Jersey Boys/Legally Blonde) as Frank, with actor Philip Franks (The Darling Buds of May) as The Narrator. They are joined by fan favourite Haley Flaherty (Mamma Mia/Chicago) as Janet.
Kristian Lavercombe (Jersey Boys/Jesus Christ Superstar) once again reprises his role as Riff Raff, following more than 1800 performances around the world, with Lauren Ingram (Beauty and the Beast/My Fair Lady) as Columbia. Ben Westhead (Oliver/The Sound of Music) as Rocky, with Joe Allen (Little Shop of Horrors/Charlie and The Chocolate Factory) as Eddie and Dr Scott.
The cast as Phantoms are Reece Budin (Beautiful: The Carole King Musical/Man of La Mancha), Jordan Fox (Kinky Boots/Hairspray) and Rachel Grundy (Starlight Express/Peter Pan), Darcy Finden who is making her professional debut, Danny Knott (Saturday Night Fever/ A Midsummer Nights’ Dream) as Male Swing and Stefania Du Toit (Starlight Express/Singing in the Rain), as Female Swing and Dance Captain.
Since it first opened in London in June 1973 at the Royal Court's Theatre Upstairs, Richard O’Brien’s Rocky Horror Show has become the world’s favourite Rock ‘N’ Roll musical, having been performed worldwide for more than 45 years in more than 30 countries and translated into 20 languages.
Directed by Christopher Luscombe, the smash hit show features all of the famous musical numbers which have made The Rocky Horror Show such a huge hit for more than four decades, including Sweet Transvestite, Science Fiction/Double Feature, Dammit Janet and, of course, the timeless floor-filler, The Time-Warp – this is perfect show to help people forget the doom and gloom of recent months.
The Rocky Horror Show tells the story of Brad and his fiancée Janet, two squeaky clean college kids who meet Dr Frank’n’Furter by chance when their car breaks down outside his house while on their way to visit their favourite college professor.
It is an adventure they will never forget, with fun, frolics, frocks and frivolity, bursting with timeless songs and outrageous outfits.
The Rocky Horror Show is a guaranteed party, which famously combines science-fiction, horror, comedy and music while encouraging audience participation – meaning, of course, getting dressed-up in the most outrageous fancy dress.
In 1975 it was transformed into a film called The Rocky Horror Picture Show. This film adaptation took more than $135 million at the box office and is still shown in cinemas around the world more than 40 years after its premiere, making it the longest running theatrical release in cinema history.
Tickets are on sale now at www.rockyhorror.co.uk