Return to the Forbidden Planet
13th-15th June 2019

Encore Theatre Company are excited to announce that our 2019 musical production will be Return to the Forbidden Planet, to be performed at Castleford Phoenix Theatre from 13th to 15th June 2019, with a 7:15pm start on each night.

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

All performance start at 7:15pm

Ticket Prices*:
Adults £14
Concessions £12
Family Ticket £44
(One free ticket in bookings of ten of more)

*Prices include a £1 booking fee as required by Castleford Phoenix Theatre

Call 01977 301548 or book online

Download the poster HERE