Verdict: Four stars

A joke about Boris Johnston set the cheeky tone for the latest production of Rocky Horror Show to roll into Glasgow.

The musical which has amassed a cult following since its debut in 1973 proved it can stand the test of time by embedding recent cultural references into its narrative, and the move is one that continues to thrill the audience.

Opening at the King's Theatre on Tuesday night with Strictly Come Dancing star Ore Oduba taking centre stage as squeaky clean Brad, the fantasy musical tells the story of a couple who seek refuge in a castle filled with weird and wonderful characters.

It is there they meet the outlandish Dr Frank-N-Furter played by Stephen Webb who unveils his perfect creation Rocky Horror (Ben Westhead).

Science fiction might be what drives the plot of the show but the real hit with the audience is the musical numbers which include Time Warp, Sweet Transvestite and Hot Patootie, Bless My Soul, a song late singer Meatloaf performed in the 1975 film version when he portrayed Eddie.

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Glasgow Times:

Another standout star of the musical was the narrator Philip Franks who had impeccable comic timing with his quips and innuendo which came across as impromptu throughout even if they were planned.

It was impossible not to get excited by his presence on stage with the expectation of laughs.

Glasgow Times:

The same can be said for Stephen Webb who more than delivered with his portrayal of Dr Frank N Furter. For fans of the musical, it is this iconic character that hypnotises you from the moment he is on stage. Something Webb understood by commanding the stage and switching easily between the character traits of being sexy and masculine.

Glasgow Times:

Rocky Horror Show is pure adult fun at its best. Its quirkiness makes it unique and creator Richard O'Brien, famed for also - presenting The Crystal Maze, helped embed an atmosphere that makes audience participation a must.

Its escapism is what entertainment is all about and the clever nods to current culture means it will always resonate with new audiences.