Brian May (Dr Rockit) Returns In “Return To The Forbidden Planet”


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3 Nov 2014

Bob Carton revives his original 1989 production of Return to the Forbidden Planet

Queen guitarist Brian May will appear via video projection in the upcoming revival of Return to the Forbidden Planet.

The show, which initially opened in September 1989, will tour the UK from January – May 2015, playing at venues in Darlington, Edinburgh, Wimbledon, Leicester, Portsmouth, Cardiff, Blackpool and Manchester and many more.

The original design team from the initial award-winning production and creator Bob Carton, who directed the West End production, will return to their former roles for the anniversary tour. The tour will also mark Carlton’s final production as artistic director for the Queen’s Theatre, Hornchurch.

Choreographed by Frederick ‘Frido’ Ruth, designed by Rodney Ford, with lighting design by Mark Dymock, sound design by Ben Harrison and musical direction by Greg Last.

As well as rock-star Brian May, who has enjoyed writing and touring with Kerry Ellis in recent years, the cast will also include Steve Simmonds, Sean Needham, Christine Holman, Greg Last, Mark Newnham, Jonathan Markwood, Frido Ruth, Sarah Scowen, Georgina Field, Callum Hughes, Joseph Mann and Hannah Howcroft.

Following a short run from from 6 until 15 November 2014 at the Queens Theatre, Hornchurch, Return to the Forbidden Planet will embark on the anniversary tour from 20 January 2015 at Brighton’s Theatre Royal, ending on 9 May 2015 at the Palace Theatre in Manchester.