Verdict: Four stars 

THERE is nothing quite like The Rocky Horror Show and it is perhaps for that reason the musical continues to thrill audiences more than four decades on. 

The latest production at the King's Theatre proved just that as the audience lapped up every moment of the fantasy musical from start to finish.

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Created by The Crystal Maze star Richard O'Brien in 1973, The Rocky Horror Show centres around squeaky clean couple Brad, played by James Dargh, and Janet, played by Strictly Come Dancing star Joanne Clifton, who seek refuge in a castle filled with all sorts of wonderful rock 'n' roll characters.

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They meet eccentric Dr Frank-N-Furter, played by former Blue star Duncan James, who unveils his perfect creation Rocky Horror - and what then unfolds on stage is either fun or filled with innuendo. 

For the first time observer of the musical, the plot takes a while to get used to. It is outlandish and is perhaps best described by creator O'Brien as an 'alternative pantomime'.

That was certainly felt by the audience, who quipped back at the narrator all the way through while singing and dancing in the aisles. 

But when you have a soundtrack that includes some of the best numbers in musical theatre including Sweet Transvestite and Time Warp, it is easy to understand why they want to be so involved. 

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That unique plot and music is then bolstered with some outstanding performances including Duncan James' portrayal of the enigmatic Dr Frank-N-Furter which had the audience in awe. From the moment he made his debut, you simply could not take your eyes off him as he showcased every element of the complex character to perfection. 

Another stand-out star was the narrator Philip Franks who appeared to go off-script many times as he interacted with the audience. His improvised comedy made the show and references to Scottish culture and current affairs simply delighted the audience. 

The rest of the cast brought the story alive with their choreography, voice and singing prowess. 

The opening night of the show was packed with an audience who dressed up for the occasion and mouthed back every spoken or sung word on stage. It is clear this tale is a cult classic that holds a special place in the hearts of its fans. 

The fact the musical has lasted for as long as it has also shows it has the lastability factor and can still resonate with audiences decades on.

The Rocky Horror Show is pure escapism at its best. It is wild, fun and takes you on a journey away from the musical theatre norm.

Catch The Rocky Horror Show at The King's Theatre on Saturday.