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Return to the Forbidden Planet

Fasten your seatbelts, return your tray tables to the upright position and prepare to blast off!

Limelight Performers are thrilled to present a brand new production of Return to the Forbidden Planet, with the actors, musicians and actor-musicians all on stage together for this incredible show! In this Olivier-award-winning musical, the many works of Shakespeare are aligned with a fabulous rock ‘n’ roll score to create a fun-filled, jiving-in-your-seats musical. Loosely based on Shakespeare’s The Tempest and the 1956 sci-fi classic film Forbidden PlanetReturn to the Forbidden Planet finds a spaceship, helmed by Captain Tempest, making an emergency landing on the uncharted planet D’Illyria. The only residents there are the mad scientist Doctor Prospero, his daughter Miranda, and their robot Ariel. They were banished into hyperspace when Miranda was just a baby, and she has known no other world than this. Featuring rock ‘n’ roll hits of the 50s and 60s (“Great Balls of Fire”, “The Monster Mash”, “Good Vibrations”, and lots of others), a B-movie atmosphere, and dialogue in iambic pentameter, Return to the Forbidden Planet is Shakespeare’s unwritten rock ‘n’ roll masterpiece. Throw in a roller-skating robot, unrequited love, and a scary space monster, and you’ve got one groovy show!

Ticket Prices:-

£11.50 / £14.00 (small booking fee applies)

Ticket enquiries here.

Limelight Performers are a registered charity, Number 1192522
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RETURN TO THE FORBIDDEN PLANET by Bob Carlton. Inspired by the motion picture “Forbidden Planet” courtesy of Turner Entertainment Co. This amateur production is presented by arrangement with Music Theatre International. All authorised performance materials are also supplied by MTI –

When and Where?

29th February – 2nd March 2024

Performances at 7.30pm
, (2.30pm, & 7.30pm on Sat. 2nd March)

The Gallery Studio Theatre,
St George’s Street