Olivier Award-winning rock spectacular Return to the Forbidden Planet is back in a major new 25th anniversary production playing at the New Theatre Oxford from March 30.
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!
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.
The original design team is returning to recreate their award-winning original production, helmed by writer by Bob Carton, who directed the West End production and now returns to direct the tour.
Said Bob: “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!”
Casting to be announced.
Tickets for Oxford go on sale July 9.