The Kaleidoscope Players presents

Return To The Forbidden Planet

By Bob Carlton

Guildhall Theatre

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Thu 14 - Sat 16 Jun

Tickets: £13.75 - £11.25 More price information

Running Time: 2 hours 30 minutes - approximate, including any interval(s).

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About the event

Fasten your seatbelts and prepare for blast off! Kaleidoscope Players are proud to present Return To The Forbidden Planet – the jukebox musical where the many works of Shakespeare are paired with a fabulous rock ‘n’ roll score to create a fun-filled, jiving-in-the-aisles performance.

Loosely based on Shakespeare’s The Tempest, and the 1956 sci-fi classic film Forbidden Planet, the story starts with 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, to name just a few) 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 heck of a show!


Dates & Tickets

Return To The Forbidden Planet

Thu 14 Jun 2018, 7:15pm


Fri 15 Jun 2018, 7:15pm


Sat 16 Jun 2018, 2:15pm


Cream Tea matinee

Sat 16 Jun 2018, 7:15pm


Prices & Offers

£13.75 - £11.25

Concessions: £12.25

Concessions are typically available to over 60s, under 16s, students, unemployed and disabled people. Click through to Buy Tickets for individual prices and availability. Please note that proof may be required on collection of tickets or on entry to the auditorium.