STARS including Strictly Come Dancing’s Joanne Clifton will be donning their corsets and suspenders for The Rocky Horror Show which arrives in Bournemouth later this month.

The cult rock ‘n’ roll musical is at the town’s Pavilion for six nights. Joanne said: “I absolutely love playing Janet, so I’m delighted to continue with the show throughout the year.”

More than 100,000 people have seen the 2019 tour which includes West End star Stephen Webb as Frank, Philip Franks (Darling Buds of May) as the Narrator and features all of the famous musical numbers including Sweet Transvestite, Science Fiction/Double Feature, Dammit Janet and, of course, The Time-Warp.

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.

The show combines science-fiction, horror, comedy and music while encouraging plenty of audience participation.

Written over a period of six months by Richard O’Brien, the now iconic stage production first began life in 1973 before an audience of just 63 people in the Royal Court’s Theatre Upstairs. In 1975 it was transformed into a film, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, and it is now the longest running theatrical release in cinema history.

Richard O’Brien said about the stage show: “It’s very inclusive, it’s very easy to watch. The live show has an energy that the movie doesn’t have – it wasn’t intentional, but the film was very slow.”

The Rocky Horror Show is at Bournemouth Pavilion from October 21 to October 26.