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Return to the Forbidden Planet
Return to the Forbidden Planet

PERFORMED
Wednesday 9 November 2011
TO
Saturday 12 November 2011
(4 performances)

AT
Hampton Hill Theatre
90 High Street, Hampton Hill
United Kingdom

PRODUCTION INFORMATION

The plot follows the crew of a routine survey flight under the command of Captain Tempest. Their spaceship is drawn mysteriously to the planet D'Illyria where mad scientist Doctor Prospero and his lovely daughter Miranda are marooned.

Return to the Forbidden Planet is a Jukebox musical by Bob Carlton based on Shakespeare's The Tempest and the 1950s science fiction film Forbidden Planet (which itself drew its plot loosely from The Tempest). This exciting high energy Olivier Award winning show (best musical for both 1989 and 1990) features a collection of 1950s and 1960s rock and roll classics and will be performed in the Main Auditorium in Hampton Hill Playhouse. It promises to be a show not to be missed!

Come and support our multi-talented cast...

Michael Bishop, Tom Wright, Karin Carlson, Asha Gill, Conor Strachan, Stephanie Mott, Anjum Dosaj-Halai, Anna Carlson, Mima Davey, Ellie Giffard, Jack Tidball, Holly Munson, Delia Morick, Gwen Corlett, and in her first on-stage appearance Idun Compton.

...our fantastic live band "Greasy Albatross"...

Colin Lewis, Joseph Olney, Mark "Brief" Brindley, Jonny "2Stax" Wheatley, Malcolm "Boo" Johnson, Steve Redston, Elizabeth Bate

...and our superb backstage team...

Linda Sirker, Bridget Arnold, Becky Lewis, Nick Dale, John Battersby, Kevin Sebastianpillai, Eileen Baker, Jenna Powell, Catie Atkinson and Eirin Taraldsvik

Return to the Forbidden Planet
by Bob Carlton

PHOTOGRAPHS

Review by Swan Award Judges for artsrichmond (September 2012)

Return to the Forbidden Planet was nominated in two categories at the artsrichmond Swan Awards for Drama and Musicals 2011-2012:

Best Design
Best Musical Production

The production went on to recieve two awards:

Best Design
"This was a setting with pizzazz! As part of an all-embracing design concept which included the programme and tickets, Bill and Catie's set extended into the foyer, bar and auditorium. A striking futuristic feel was punched home with moving lights, display panels and lots of aluminium!"

The Wild Swan
"for the whole team who created the effects for the appearance of the Monster - A real coup de theatre!"

Crew List

DIRECTORBill Compton
MUSICAL DIRECTORColin Lewis
STAGE MANAGERLinda Sirker
ASSISTANT SMBridget Arnold
Becky Lewis
LIGHTINGNick Dale
SOUNDKevin Sebastianpillai
(Live Vocals)
John Battersby
(Sound FX)
WARDROBEEileen Baker
Bill Compton
Eirin Compton (Taraldsvik)
Catie Atkinson
WARDROBE ASSISTANTGwen Corlett
SET DESIGNERBill Compton
Catie Atkinson
SET CONSTRUCTIONJack Tidball
PRODUCTION DESIGNERBill Compton
PRODUCERBill Compton
KEYBOARDColin Lewis
DRUMSJonny Wheatley
GUITARMark Brindley
Joseph Olney
BASSMalcolm Johnson
TENOR SAXOPHONESteven Redston
ALTO SAXOPHONEElizabeth Bate
POSTER/FLYER DESIGNERCatie Atkinson
Bill Compton
PHOTOGRAPHYJonathan Constant
VIDEO & LIVE CAMERAJohn Battersby
CONCEPT ARTWORKCatie Atkinson
FOYER DESIGNJenna Powell
VFX PRODUCERJenna Powell
VFX TEAMMurray Barber
Matt McKinney
JC Deguara
Simon Wicker
Matthew Clarke
TENTACLESCaroline Gudge
Cast List

Captain TempestMichael Bishop
Doctor ProsperoTom Wright
MirandaKarin Carlson
ArielAsha Gill
CookieConor Strachan
Science OfficerStephanie Mott
Bosun ArrasAnjum Dosaj
Navigation OfficerAnna Carlson
Damage Control CrewMima Davey
Ellie Giffard
Jack Tidball
Holly Munson
Delia Morick
NewscasterRowan D'Albert
Young MirandaIdun Compton
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