ITV's Superstar winner Ben Forster is preparing to take to the stage in his hometown of Sunderland.
Ben is playing the role of Brad in The Rocky Horror Show at the Empire from 18th- 23rd February.
He won ITV’s Superstar last year and went on to play the lead in Jesus Christ Superstar at Newcastle's Metro Radio Arena.
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