The whimsical production of The Rocky Horror Show will be heading to the New Wimbledon Theatre this November.

Since it first opened in London in June 1973, Richard O’Brien’s The Rocky Horror Show has become one of the world’s favourite Rock ‘N’ Roll musicals, having been performed worldwide in more than 30 countries.

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.

The show will be heading to the New Wimbledon Theatre from Friday, November 21 until Sunday, November 26, with prices starting from £10.

The production 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.

Creator of Rocky Horror, Richard O’Brien, says the musical is still so popular because it’s “very inclusive and easy to watch”.

He added: “It's not rocket science as far as narrative is concerned - Brad and Janet are a couple that we kind of recognise as Adam and Eve or Romeo and Juliet, like a stereotypical couple - we can all relate to them.

“It is a fairy-tale - we even like the nasty characters, we love the Cruella De Vil kind of character, Frank N Furter.

“The fact that it is such light-hearted naughtiness, combined with root fairy tales has a lot to do with its longevity.”

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West End star Stephen Webb takes on the iconic role of Frank, with actor Philip Franks (The Darling Buds of May) as The Narrator.

Richard Meek makes a welcome return as Brad and is joined by fan favourite Haley Flaherty (Mamma Mia/Chicago) as Janet.

Richard O’Brien added: “I remember a director once told me, ‘There’s only one thing you should do in your life, Richard, and that’s realise your dreams - a lot of people will try and stop you achieving those dreams but the only real person who can stop you is yourself.’

“I was young, and he was old, and it was the first time a grown-up had ever said anything so joyous to me, so wonderfully liberating.

“Everybody else said, ‘Be careful, get a proper job, get your degree as a plumber’.

“As it says in the show, “Don’t dream it, be it.

“When Rocky Horror was written, it didn’t follow any kind of formula.

“So many new musical numbers you hear now, if you didn’t know what song it was you would instantly know it was a Broadway song.

“If you’re going to spend a bit of money on a night out it’s good to know that you’re spending it on something you’re going to enjoy.”

Tickets for the show can be bought here