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For the first time in several years, Encore Theatre Company are producing not one, but two shows this summer, including a three night stay at a brand new venue!

For music lovers, we once again appeared at Castleford’s Phoenix Theatre, this time with the Olivier Award winning juke box musical ‘Return to the Forbidden Planet’ from 13th to 15th June. Celebrating 30 years since beating Miss Saigon to the Olivier Award for best new musical when it premiered on the West End, this rock n roll classic, based loosely on Shakespeare’s ‘The Tempest’ and the 1956 science fiction film ‘Forbidden Planet’ featured over 20 hit songs performed live, including Great Balls of Fire, Good Vibrations, She’s Not There and Wipeout. See our reviews page for some of the feedback we received!

Our next production runs from 18th to 20th July, when we transfer to Pontefract to perform the comedy play ‘What’s a Calorie Between Friends’ at New College’s John Godber Theatre. Written by Carole Tricker the play tells the story of The Countdown Club - a slimming class threatened with closure. To try and help, some of the members come up with an elaborate plan to fool the area manager into believing they have actually lost weight, but when things go wrong, the whole class must pull together to make things right.

To enjoy a night of hilarious comedy antics, or see Shakespeare’s forgotten rock n roll masterpiece, please click the links below:

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