THE team at the Cliffs Pavilion is "delighted" that Ore Oduba - actor, presenter and winner of Strictly Come Dancing - will be continuing to pull on his fishnets and star in the Rocky Horror Show this summer.

The celebrity favourite had been delighting audiences and receiving rave reviews as Brad Majors around the country in 2021, and now with his role extended, will continue to perform to audiences this year, hitting the stage of the Southend theatre from Monday June 6 - Saturday June 11.

Ore 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.”

Alongside Ore, playing Frank is West End star Stephen Webb (Jersey Boys / Legally Blonde), 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) plays Rocky, with Joe Allen (Little Shop of Horrors / Charlie and The Chocolate Factory) as Eddie and Dr Scott.

Directed by Christopher Luscombe, the smash hit show features the famous musical numbers which have made The Rocky Horror Show a huge hit for over four decades, including Sweet Transvestite, Science Fiction/Double Feature, Dammit Janet and, of course, the timeless floor-filler The Time-Warp.

Since it first opened in London in June 1973 at the Royal Court's Theatre Upstairs - in front of an audience of just 63 people - Richard O’Brien’s Rocky Horror Show has performed worldwide for over 45 years in more than 30 countries and translated into 20 languages.

It was an immediate success and transferred to the Chelsea Classic Cinema, before going on to run at the Kings Road Theatre, 1973-79 and the Comedy Theatre in the West End, 1979-80.

In 1975 it was transformed into a film called The Rocky Horror Picture Show. This film adaptation took over $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.

Many stars including Russell Crowe, Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon, Jerry Springer, Jason Donovan and Meatloaf have appeared in The Rocky Horror Show over the past 45 years.

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 whilst on their way to visit their favourite college professor.

It’s an adventure they’ll never forget, bursting with timeless songs and outrageous outfits.

The Rocky Horror Show says it "is a guaranteed party", encouraging audience participation and dressing-up in "outrageous fancy dress".

The Rocky Horror Show is on from June 6-11 at the Cliffs Pavilion, Station Road, Westcliff.

Tickets start at £27.50.

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