Return to the Forbidden Planet
By Bob Carlton

7:45pm, Tue 13th March 2007 - Sat 17th March 2007, at ADC Theatre
2:30pm, Sat 17th March 2007 at ADC Theatre
2:30pm, Sat 24th March 2007 at ADC Theatre
7:45pm, Mon 19th March 2007 - Sat 24th March 2007, at ADC Theatre
Lent Week 8 to Week 9

‘Goodness Gracious, Great Balls of Fire!’

5...4...3...2…1…BLAST OFF!!

Join us on board the mother ship ADC for a journey into deepest space. Robots, mad scientists, and aliens all welcome. BEWARE, our journey may be treacherous. There may be asteroid showers and there may be monsters but that’s just what we’ve come to expect from space travel these days.

What is set to be the theatrical highlight of the Lent term, Return to the Forbidden Planet is a joyous mix of fun. This is Shakespeare's forgotten rock and roll masterpiece. The Tempest as a 1950s B-movie, bursting with 60s and 70s pop numbers including classics such as ‘Good Vibrations,’ ‘Goodness Gracious Great Balls of Fire,’ ‘Shake, Rattle and Roll’ and ‘Born to be wild’ . There is something for everyone aged 2 to 200 - human, cyborg or robot…

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Space Cadets on a Mission of Discovery to the Forbidden Planet!

Saturday Week 8&9 Fun workshops based on The Return to the Forbidden Planet and The Tempest will be run on Saturday mornings before the matinee performances of the show.

10-11am – discovery into space- exploring the key elements of the show, set, costume, make-up, lighting and sound throughout the theatre while touring the theatre at your own pace

11am -12 noon- workshop on stage for Primary age children including singing, dancing and movement based on the show

12 noon-1pm- workshop on stage for Secondary age children including singing, dancing and movement based work on the show

ADVANCED BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL – book your place by calling the theatre on 01223 300085 or going online to

Education packs focused on inter-textual links between Return to the Forbidden Planet and The Tempest are available for Primary and Secondary age children. To request an education pack and/or a free practical workshop in your school alongside your school booking please contact Hazel Sheard at


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