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Cut to the Chase theatre company will present Bob Carlton's musical Return to the Forbidden Planet at the Queen's Theatre Hornchurch, in the London Borough of Havering, from 6 to 15 November 2014. This will launch the show's 25th anniversary tour.
The creative team behind the musical include Rodney Ford for set design, Mark Dymock for lighting, Fredrick 'Frido' Ruth for choreography, Ben Harrison for sound and Greg Last for musical direction. The cast includes Georgina Field, Christine Holman, Callum Hughes, Greg Last, Joseph Mann, Jonathan Markwood, Sean Needham, Mark Newnham, Sarah Scowen, Steve Simmonds and Fredrick 'Frido' Ruth.
Synopsis: "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 get to the bottom of Prospero’s mysterious X Factor formula? And can they escape the Monster from the Id?"
Return to the Forbidden Planet is inspired by the film "Forbidden Planet" and will be directed by its writer/creator Bob Carlton, who has been Artistic Director at the Queen's Theatre Hornchurch for seventeen years. The show, which premiered in 1989 in the West End and went on to win an Olivier the following year, will mark Carlton's last production at the theatre.