25 years after Captain Tempest and his crew first journeyed into hyperspace, and 14 years after the last UK tour, Olivier Award-winning rock spectacular Return to the Forbidden Planet is back and exploding onto stage in a major 25th Anniversary production, blasting off on tour from Brighton Theatre Royal on 20 January 2015 following a run at Queen’s Theatre, Hornchurch in November 2014.
Inspired by Shakespeare’s The Tempest and packed with rock n’ roll classics including Great Balls of Fire, Good Vibrations, Heard It Through the Grapevine and Born To Be Wild, Return to the Forbidden Planet is a musical of meteoric proportions. With stunning special effects, a brilliant cast of actor-musicians, a mad scientist, a huge green-tentacled monster and a rock ’n’ roller-skating robot, your in-flight entertainment is guaranteed!
Return to the Forbidden Planet is directed by Bob Carlton and choreographed by Frederick ‘Frido’ Ruth, with musical direction by Greg Last. It is designed by Rodney Ford with lighting design by Mark Dymock and sound design by Rick Clark.
Casting is to be announced.
Tour dates already announced:
THURSDAY 6 TO SATURDAY 15 NOVEMBER 2014
QUEEN’S THEATRE, HORNCHURCH
Box Office www.queens-theatre.co.uk|01708 443333
TUESDAY 20 – SATURDAY 24 JANUARY 2014
BRIGHTON THEATRE ROYAL
Box Office www.atgtickets.com/venues/theatre-royal-brighton|0844 871 7650
MONDAY 26 – SATURDAY 31 JANUARY 2014
BIRMINGHAM ALEXANDRA THEATRE
Box Office www.atgtickets.com/venues/new-alexandra-theatre-birmingham|0844 871 3011
MONDAY 2 – SATURDAY 7 FEBRUARY 2014
DARTFORD ORCHARD THEATRE
Box Office www.orchardtheatre.co.uk|01322 220000
MONDAY 9 – SATURDAY 14 FEBRUARY 2014
GLASGOW KING’S THEATRE
Box Office www.atgtickets.com/venues/kings-theatre|0844 871 7627
MONDAY 16 – SATURDAY 21 FEBRUARY 2014
WYCOMBE SWAN THEATRE
Box Office www.wycombeswan.co.uk|01494 512000
MONDAY 16 – SATURDAY 21 MARCH 2014
STOKE REGENT THEATRE
Box Office www.atgtickets.com/venues/regent-theatre|0844 871 7627
MONDAY 30 MARCH – SATURDAY 4 APRIL 2014
OXFORD NEW THEATRE
Box Office www.atgtickets.com/venues/new-theatre-oxford|01865 320760
Further dates to be announced.