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Profiles

[Ben] [Cathy] [Claire] [Clive] [Ed] [James]
[Katy] [Louise] [Nikki] [Rob] [Vicki]

Ben
Ben joined Less Vulnerable just before the cast's first outing at the Halloween Rocky Horror theme night at the Hobgoblin pub in Bedford and totally stole the show as Rocky! He isn't known for his love of Rocky, in fact usually the opposite but he loves performing and enjoys being in the limelight. Ben has played a variety of roles including Rocky, Riff Raff, Frank and hopes to take on Brad in the near future.

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Ben
Cathy
Cathy has been going to see Rocky for longer than she cares to admit. She has seen productions and casts all over the world and even performed with a few, including a turn as a phantom in the Eurotour for a show in Milan and as Trixie for the Full Body Cast in Boston, Mass. However, she spends most of her time devoted to the UK casts and tours, generally being a slut for whoever asks, but has also been known to turn up as an asshole, a biker, or even a man with no-neck.

Cathy has played a variety of roles including (in no particular order) Janet, Brad, Criminologist, Eddie, Transylvanian (Fran).

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Cathy
Claire
"It started out as a normal evening going to the west end. It got stranger and stranger as events unfolded. I got the feeling it would be a memorable evening as soon as I walked into the cinema. I was going to see a performance of a film. The film was The Rocky Horror Picture Show. I didn't know what to think or make of it at first. But as I began to relax and get into it, I found strangely I was actually enjoying myself. I enjoyed the evening so much that after seeing the film a couple more times, I joined the performers known as Less Vulnerable and the rest, as they say, is history."

Claire usually takes a backstage role in Less Vulnerable but can be seen performing in various roles from time to time.

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Claire
Clive
Clive has been an active Rocky fan for around five years. Prior to Joining LV he was a member of The Charming Underclothes and has also performed with Midnight Insanity and Co. in Las Vegas, NYC RHPS and for Dr Scott’s Extra Forks on the odd occasion.

He has been a member of Less Vulnerable since the early days, and at the end of last year took up the reigns as Director when Amy left for pastures new.

He has played many roles over the years including Dr Scott, Brad, Rocky and Riff Raff, however his favourite role is Eddie. He believes himself to be one of the few Eddies that can actually ride a motorbike!!

On a daily basis he finds himself thankful that he has a "normal" interest like Rocky to keep himself from disappearing into a world of bike geekery.

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Clive
Ed
The true genesis of Edward Marlowe's Rocky Horror fandom is lost in the mists of the ages. All that history records is that in 1989 he was horrified by the Damien recording of the TimeWarp, chiefly due to its featuring a man in a dress. By 1993 he had acquired a copy of the Christopher Emery production of the Rocky soundtrack, and became a hardcore Rocky fan in mid 1998, seeing the stage show for the first time in June of that year (the Silver Anniversary production). Within several months of his arrival as a wide-eyed immigrant to London in 1999 he became a member of what he now (occasionally fondly) recalls as being the tattered remnants of the Charming Underclothes, and remained a member until that cast was retired in 2003. He has been a member of Less Vulnerable since it's inception. At one time and another Edward has played all the male roles with the exception of Dr Scott. He intends to plug this gap in his performing experience one day when age and infirmity finally force him out of the heels.

He is still horrified by the Damien version of the TimeWarp, if now for rather different reasons.

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Ed
James
James has been on the Rocky Horror scene for many years, as one of our livelier cast members, he is always ready with a filthy joke! James has played many parts including The Criminologist and Brad; however he would happily slip into any of the characters if given the chance...

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James
Katy
Katy is one of our newer cast members, but fits in so well, its like she’s been around for years! A big Pat Quinn and Debbie Harry (Blondie) fan, and lucky enough to be known, recognised, and receive Christmas cards from the both of them!

Katy has played various roles but most notably a very glam girlie Rocky!

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Katy
Louise
Louise first saw the Rocky Horror Picture Show in 1998 when she used the movie as an excuse to stay up until midnight on New Years Eve, and she has been a fan ever since! She soon discovered Less Vulnerable in 2003 and having a love of performing and Rocky Horror (surprise, surprise!), joined the cast in August 2004 for the Clacton Street Party, where she played the part of Rocky. Louise first saw the Rocky Horror Show in Manchester, March 2003 for the UK Big 30 tour. Since then, Louise has performed at different venues with Less Vulnerable and still doesn't need an excuse to dust off the top hat and tails and tap dance the night away!

Louise has played a variety of roles including Rocky Horror, Janet, Magenta, Columbia, Trixie and a Transylvanian.

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Lou
Nikki
Nikki first discovered the world of Rocky Horror in 2001, when she found a copy of the soundtrack in her dad's record collection and after listening to it repeatedly, decided to investigate further... Her favourite obsession took her all over the country to screenings of the film and to performances of the stage show. She met many strange yet wonderful people on her travels, namely the founding members of Less Vulnerable and in 2002 she was invited to join the cast in the role of Columbia (the role that she still plays to this day!) and one half of the Trixie/Usherette duo.

Nikki has performed since the age of 7, so joining a Rocky Horror Picture Show shadow cast seemed like a natural progression. Outside of Rocky, she regularly performs in the West Midlands in productions for children and young people. She is also currently training in music theatre and is a keen singer.

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Nikki
Rob
Rob is our 'Satanic Mechanic', one of our technical people, he can usually be found behind a camera or a spot light during a show. Although he usually takes a back stage role, he has been coaxed out from behind the scenes on the odd occasion...

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Rob
Vicki
Vicki has been a fan of Rocky for over 14 years, although she only came over to the dark side (shadow casting) in 2003 during the 30th Anniversary RHS Stage Show Tour where she fell in love with everything to do with Rocky Horror, and has since given over most of her weekends to either making or wearing Rocky costumes!

Her roles over the past few years include The Criminologist, Dr Scott, Eddie, Trixie, Columbia, Rocky and Magenta, however given the chance, she would be happy to sink her teeth into any of the characters!

She is slowly building up an impressive collection of Rocky Horror memorabilia. So far, the line-up includes a RHS 1996 Fruit Machine and one of Richard O’Brien’s Crystal Maze jackets. Her proudest Rocky moment and her biggest claim to fame was being kissed by Johnny Wilkes in front of the audience at his last show of the 30th tour, and yes, she can still taste the lager!

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Vicki


Less Vulnerable 2005 photo shoot images courtesy of David Freeman
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