Ore Oduba

Ore Oduba returns to The Rocky Horror Show for 2023 London run

Strictly winner Ore Oduba is heading back to Frank-N-Furter’s place next year to play Brad Majors in The Rocky Horror Show.

This 50th anniversary production of Richard O’Brien’s cult classic musical is back in London this Summer, playing the Peacock Theatre from 3 May to 10 June 2023.

Other cast includes West End star Stephen Webb (Jersey Boys, Legally Blonde) as Frank-N-Furter, Haley Flaherty (Mamma Mia, Chicago) as Janet, Kristian Lavercombe (Jersey Boys, Jesus Christ Superstar) as Riff Raff, Darcy Finden as Columbia, Ben Westhead (Oliver, The Sound of Music) as Rocky, Suzie McAdams (School of Rock, Kinky Boots) as Magenta and Joe Allen (Little Shop of Horrors, Charlie & The Chocolate Factory) as Eddie & Dr Scott.

The Phantoms are played by Stefania Du Toit (Starlight Express, Singing in the Rain), Jessica Sole (Into The Woods, Camelot), Reece Budin (Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, Man of La Mancha) and Fionán O’Carroll. Nathan Shaw (Walk Like A Man) is Male Swing and Tyla Nurden (Funny Girl, Carrie, The Musical) is Female Swing.

Directed by Christopher Luscombe, the show features all of the hit musical numbers including “Sweet Transvestite”, “Science Fiction/Double Feature”, “Dammit Janet” and “The Time-Warp”.

Since it first opened in London in June 1973 at the Royal Court Theatre Upstairs, Richard O’Brien’s The Rocky Horror Show is the longest continuous run of a musical anywhere in the world and has become the world’s favourite Rock ‘N’ Roll musical, having been performed worldwide over 50 years in more than 30 countries and translated into 20 languages.

Ore Oduba said in a press statement: “I can’t wait to reunite with my Rocky family, reprising my role as Brad Majors. There is just nothing quite like the Rocky Horror Show. I had the most incredible time touring the country last year, so to slip on the heels and zip up my corset again on the 50th anniversary of this iconic show will be so special. I can’t’ wait to Time Warp again with London audiences at the Peacock Theatre next year, it’s going to be epic!”

The show’s producer, Howard Panter, said: “Rocky Horror has always been a show I loved, since its earliest days in the Kings Road. Richard O’Brien and I are delighted this non-stop party continues to thrill audiences across the world, and we look forward to the next 50 years!”

Book The Rocky Horror Show tickets at the Peacock Theatre in London

Ore Oduba in Rocky Horror Show. Photo: David Freeman
Ore Oduba in Rocky Horror Show. Photo: David Freeman

The touring production will play a limited 6-week run at the Peacock Theatre in London from 3 May until 10 June 2023..

Tickets for The Rocky Horror Show are now on sale.



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