Return to the Forbidden Planet at Queen's Hornchurch

Return to the Forbidden Planet at the Queen's theatre, Hornchurch in north east London, from 25 Aug to 2 Sep 2012.

Starring Richard O’Brien with cut to the chase… members James Earl Adair, Simon Jessop, Greg Last, Jane Milligan, Natasha Moore, Sean Needham, Mark Newnham, Fredrick 'Frido' Ruth.

Return to the Forbidden Planet is by Bob Carlton based on Shakespeare's The Tempest and the 1950s science fiction film Forbidden Planet.

Bob Carlton’s creation, written in blank verse, adds to the mix a delightfully unlikely blend of rock ‘n’ roll hits from the ‘50s and ‘60s and a comical take on Shakespeare’s greatest quotes!' The show includes cosmic classics from The Animals, The Beach Boys, Chuck Berry, Elvis, Jerry Lee Lewis, Roy Orbison and many more!

Dashing Captain Tempest and his flight officers take audiences on an exciting interplanetary adventure into hyperspace, where they meet mad scientist Prospero, his beautiful daughter Miranda and Ariel, the amazing rock ‘n’ roller-skating robot. Battling asteroid storms and faulty Photon Shields, does this motley crew ever discover Prospero’s mysterious X Factor formula? And can they escape the Monster from the Id?

It is directed by Bob Carlton, designed by Rodney Ford, choreography by Fredrick 'Frido' Ruth , lighting by Mark Dymock, sound by Rick Clarke. Musical supervision and arrangements by Julian Littman, musical direction by Greg Last.

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