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Forbidden Planet Returns!

Published by: Cameron Lowe on 9th Jul 2014 | View all blogs by Cameron Lowe
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 new 25th Anniversary production.
 
Return to the Forbidden Planet

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 that will be remembered for light years to come. 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! So fasten your seatbelts, set your ray guns to stun and prepare for blast off!
 
“Deliriously addictive”
DAILY TELEGRAPH

“Irresistible”
THE TIMES
 
Return to the Forbidden Planet opened at the West End’s Cambridge Theatre in September 1989, where it ran for over 1500 performances and won the 1990 Olivier Award for Best Musical (sorry Miss Saigon, spaceships trump helicopters!).
 
Forbidden Planet Returns

The original design team return to recreate their award-winning original production, helmed by writer by Bob Carton, who directed the West End production and as artistic director of Queen’s Theatre, Hornchurch now returns to direct this highly anticipated 25th Anniversary tour.
 
Bob Carlton said today: “It was an incredible time when Return to the Forbidden Planet landed in West End, in what was a vintage year alongside shows such as Miss Saigon and Buddy. And it’s thanks to the audiences, who took it to their hearts and rocked out every night, that it became such a cult success. I can’t wait to bring it back 25 years later, to introduce it to a whole new generation and to reunite with original fans of the show. I’m thrilled to be able to return to the Forbidden Planet, along with the original design team, and get reacquainted with Captain Tempest and his crew once more!”
 
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.
 
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TOUR DETAILS:
 
THURSDAY 6 – SATURDAY 15 NOVEMBER 2014
QUEEN’S THEATRE, HORNCHURCH
01708 443333
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TUESDAY 20 – SATURDAY 24 JANUARY 2015
BRIGHTON THEATRE ROYAL
0844 871 7650
ON SALE MONDAY 7 JULY
 
MONDAY 26 – SATURDAY 31 JANUARY 2015
BIRMINGHAM ALEXANDRA THEATRE
0844 871 3011
ON SALE MONDAY 7 JULY
 
MONDAY 2 – SATURDAY 7 FEBRUARY 2015
DARTFORD ORCHARD THEATRE
01322 220000
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MONDAY 9 – SATURDAY 14 FEBRUARY 2015
GLASGOW KING’S THEATRE
0844 871 7648
ON SALE MONDAY 7 JULY
 
MONDAY 16 – SATURDAY 21 FEBRUARY 2015
WYCOMBE SWAN THEATRE
01494 512000
ON SALE TO BE ANNOUNCED
 
MONDAY 23 – SATURDAY 28 FEBRUARY 2015
GRIMSBY AUDITORIUM
01472 311300
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MONDAY 16 MARCH – SATURDAY 21 MARCH 2015
STOKE REGENT THEATRE
0844 871 7627
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MONDAY 30 MARCH – SATURDAY 4 APRIL 2015
OXFORD NEW THEATRE
0844 871 3020
ON SALE MONDAY 7 JULY
 
FURTHER DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED

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