X Factor’s Diana Vickers coming to Sunderland in The Rocky Horror Show

Diana Vickers is set to star in The Rocky Horror Show at the Sunderland Empire.
Diana Vickers is set to star in The Rocky Horror Show at the Sunderland Empire.

X Factor finalist Diana Vickers is coming to the region in a new tour of The Rocky Horror Show.

Since its first appearance at the Royal Court Theatre in June 1973, Richard O’Brien’s The Rocky Horror Show has become the world’s favourite rock ‘n’ roll musical.

It has been performed worldwide for more than 40 years in over 30 countries and has been translated into more than 20 languages.

It will return to the Sunderland Empire from February 15 to 20, next year.

The new production will celebrate the 40th anniversary of the critically-acclaimed show.

X Factor finalist and star of the stage version of The Rise and Fall of Little Voice, Diana Vickers will star in the role of Janet Weiss.

S Club 7 star Paul Cattermole will play the role of Eddie and Dr Scott, and Emmerdale actor Ben Freeman will join the cast as Brad Majors.

Following his huge success in over 900 performances of the 40th anniversary global tour of The Rocky Horror Show, Kristian Lavercombe returns as Riff Raff. Further casting to be announced soon.

Diana first came to public attention in 2008 when she was a finalist on The X Factor, before signing a record deal with RCA Records and getting a number one single and album.

After her second album, Diana starred in the West End production of The Rise and Fall of Little Voice, for which she received excellent reviews from the press and the role won her the Whatsonstage.com Theatregoers’ Choice Awards London Newcomer of the Year. She then went on to star in the West End production of Duck House alongside Ben Miller and Simon Shepherd.

The Rocky Horror Show was first performed on June 19, 1973 at the Royal Court Theatre and continues to break box office records around the world, currently selling out in Australia, Germany, Switzerland, Japan and Austria.

It 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 former college professor.

To book tickets, go to www.ATGtickets.com/Sunderland or call 0844 871 3022.

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