WHEN you see hunks wearing stockings and suspenders and dolls wearing scanty outfits, you know Richard O’Brien’s new Rocky Horror show has arrived at the Manchester Opera House!

A prominent role in this raunchy show goes to the narrator, played by Beverley Callard, who responds quickly to the witty interjections she inevitably receives from the audience.

The story, such as it is, is about straightforward kid Brad (Ben Adams) and his straight-laced fiancée Janet (Joanne Clifton).

They are planning to visit their former science teacher Dr Scott (Ross Chisari) when their car breaks down.

They go to a creepy-looking castle for help where their lives (and ours) are turned upside down by transvestite Frank N Furter (Stephen Webb) and his butch creation Rocky Horror (Callum Evans)

Adams has an amazing vocal range and his partner, sings equally well. Both have great stage presence.

Adams' performance in a bedroom scene with Webb in the second act is pure farce.

Webb personifies debauchery and the thumping of the beat and stomping of the feet as people join in with his Time Warp is unmissable.

You wonder who is the sexiest, the audience or the crazy, sleazy bunch on stage?

The band led by George Carter keeps on playing at a frenetic pace throughout.

Although many will have seen the show more than once, this newly created production by Trafalgar Theatre Productions is well worth attending for its liveliness and inventiveness.

* The Rocky Horror Show is at the Opera House until Saturday, January 26. For tickets, see atgtickets.com Star rating: * * * *.