A famous stage show is set to ‘Rock’ the Wycombe Swan next week.

Rocky Horror Show will be playing at the Wycombe Swan from September 9 to 14.

Strictly star Joanne Clifton plays Janet, joined by Blue band member Duncan James as Frank.

Written by Richard O’Brien, The Rocky Horror Show tells the story of Brad and his fiancée Janet, two innocent college kids whose car happens to break down outside the eccentric Dr Frank’n’Furter’s house, and the musical and hilarious hysteria follows.

Writer of the show Richard O’Brien spoke about what sets the show apart from other musicals, he said: “When it was written, it didn’t follow any kind of formula. The songs aren’t showbizzy. 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.

“I find that a bit annoying. 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.

“It’s a rock’n’roll show with a storyline on one level, it’s a fairy tale on another level, and it’s as enjoyable and silly as a Carry On on another.”

The musical has been a crowd pleaser for over four decades combining science-fiction, horror, comedy, and music with hits such as the ‘Time-Warp’ and ‘Sweet Transvestite’.

Rocky Horror originally began in a small theatre with an audience of only 63 people in 1973, to be turned into a major motion picture just two years later bringing in over £110 million pounds at the box office.

The Rocky Horror Show has become the world’s favourite Rock ‘N’ Roll musical, having been performed worldwide for 45 years in more than 30 countries and translated into over 20 languages.

James Darch who plays Brad, said: “The devoted audiences prove, it’s a story that’s got heart and relevance through every generation.

“Its infectious energy is still standing the test of time and coming out on top.

“I can’t wait to put my own small stamp on such a well known and loved character as Brad – bring on the madness!”

For more information and to purchase tickets visit www.wycombeswan.co.uk or call 01494 512 000, tickets start from £10.