Ben Forster, Rhydian, Roxanne Pallett, Oliver Thornton in Rocky Horror Show at Princess Theatre Torquay and Bristol Hippodrome (news)

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Ben Forster, Rhydian, Roxanne Pallett and Oliver Thornton will star in a new 40th anniversary production of the Rocky Horror Show at Princess Theatre Torquay and Bristol Hippodrome in 2013.

Since its first appearance at the Royal Court Theatre in June 1973, Richard O’Brien’s The Rocky Horror Show has become the world’s favourite rock’n’roll musical.

It has been performed worldwide for nearly 40 years in over 30 countries in every continent and has been translated into more than 20 languages.

West End star Oliver Thornton, who has appeared in Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Phantom Of the Opera, Les Miserables, Chicago and Starlight Express, will follow in the footsteps of Tim Curry when he stars as the lead character of Frank ‘n’ Furter in this anniversary tour.

Double-platinum selling artist, Rhydian, who shot to fame on The X Factor before starring in We Will Rock You and Grease will star as Rocky.

Former Emmerdale and Waterloo Road actress Roxanne Pallett will star as Janet and Ben Forster, who won the ITV1 series Superstar and then went on to play the lead in Jesus Christ Superstar will star as Brad.

This musical extravaganza will feature all of its famous musical classics including Science Fiction/Double Feature, Dammit Janet and of course, the timeless floor-filler The Time-Warp.

Ready to thrill you with fun and naughty moments, O’Brien’s Rocky Horror Show is the boldest bash of them all. Be warned, this show has rude parts!

The Rocky Horror Show is at Princess Theatre Torquay from January 7 to 12, 2013, and Bristol Hippodrome from January 14 to 19, 2013. Tickets are on sale now.

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