There's something that's just so enjoyable about the Rocky Horror Show musical, which is presumably why it's endured the test of time, and is still a cult favourite among musical theatre audiences across the country.

The latest tour, helmed by television personality and Strictly Come Dancing winner Ore Oduba, opened on Monday and is at the Swindon Wyvern Theatre for a week.

I'm pleased to report that the humourous tribute to science fiction and horror B movies between the 1930s and 1960s is still as camp, as zany, as bizarre and, most importantly, as fun as ever.

Swindon Advertiser:

Oduba plays the iconic Brad Majors alongside Hayley Flaherty's Janet Weiss, the lovestruck couple who have a flat tyre in the middle of the night and find themselves having an evening they'll never forget thanks to Dr Frank N Furter and his gaggle of followers, Riff Raff, Magenta, Columbia and Rocky.

One of the thrills of a musical like Rocky Horror is seeing well liked celebrities like Oduba performing in it because of the situations and, well, costumes that they find themselves in, and he is certainly more than up for embracing the raunchier aspects of the story. 

He and Flaherty are great as the titular straight-laced couple given a rude awakening, and both put in a great performance in terms of acting and delivering the memorable musical numbers.

But, the main indicator of the strength of how well any given tour of Rocky Horror is how good the most iconic character is. Thankfully, Stephen Webb was fantastic in the role of Dr Frank N Furter. 

Swindon Advertiser: As was Philip Franks who played the stereotypical narrator who sprinkled some topical jokes about Prince Andrew and the nearby New Theatre Oxford in with his customary interaction with the audience. 

Something has to be said for the Wyvern audience as well. Rocky Horror has a long-standing tradition of audience members becoming part of the show by shouting out various things in response to certain lines and the Swindon crowd was more than up for joining in - adding to the fun. 

Over the years Rocky Horror has become something more than just a musical, it's an event in itself, and it's a pleasure to see it once again return to the town.

And, in Frank N Furter's own words there's no crime in giving yourself to pleasure.