Return to the Forbidden Planet
Directed by Ian Worsfold & Simon Ockenden
Step aboard the space craft Albatross. Fasten your seatbelts and get ready for VAMPS’ production of The Return of the Forbidden Planet. Bob Carlton’s Olivier-award-winning musical perfectly aligns the stars. The show combines Shakespeare’s Tempest and the 1956 Sci-fi classic film Forbidden Planet, which features Rock ‘n’ Roll hits of the 50s & 60s like “Monster Mash”, “Great Balls of Fire”, “Good Vibrations”, and many more.
Return of the Forbidden Planet sees Captain Tempest and his crew’s routine scientific mission grounded to an unexpected halt on an uncharted planet D’lllyria. The only occupants are the mad scientist Doctor Prospero, his daughter Miranda and their robot Ariel. Banished fifteen years ago, Miranda knows no other world than her desolate planet she calls home. The crew and their ideas are about to change for good as unexpected love triangles, a roller-skating robot, and a tentacled beast all grip you to your seat through thrusts, polarity and gravitational giggles.
Kimberley Phillips Arnott
Ensign Jock E Schwartz
Ensign Erica Trition
Ensign Rae Gunn
Lighting & Sound