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Richard O’Brien’s shock ‘n’ roll musical was always going to achieve cult status, but what’s more impressive is achieving the title of longest-running contemporary musical, having toured almost non-stop since its premiere all the way back in 1973.

A few mathematical minds may already have done the working out, but that makes this year the 50th celebration of the iconic show. Perhaps the secret to its longevity isn’t just in its classic rock-inspired numbers that somehow made their way onto primary school disco playlists before any of us were really old enough to appreciate the rampant adult themes, or even in the breathtaking performances of Tim Curry & Co. in the feature film adaptation. No, I’d argue it’s in the audience participation elements that have become a mainstay of any production, be it in its homeland of the UK, or in an entirely different hemisphere on one of its numerous world tours. So bag a ticket, dust off your character costume of choice, and make sure you have a decent pair of fishnets (because they always seem to develop fresh holes when your back is turned) because it’s time to (you guessed it)… do the time warp again!

Rocky Horror Picture Show takes place at The Globe, Stockton from Monday 24th April to Saturday 29th April.

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