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Made In Dagenham – Queen’s Theatre, Hornchurch

The Cast Of Made In Dagenham

Writer: Richard Bean Composer: David Arnold Lyricist: Richard Thomas Director: Douglas Rintoul Musical Director: Ben Goddard Reviewer: Michael Gray   Vintage Fords flock to Hornchurch for the homecoming opening of this first major revival of the 2014 musical Made In Dagenham. It’s based on the film of a few years earlier, which embroiders the story of the Dagenham machinists’ 1968 ...

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Return to the Forbidden Planet – Palace Theatre, Manchester

Writer: Bob Carlton Director: Bob Carlton Reviewer: Malcolm Wallace   Celebrating its 25th anniversary,Return to the Forbidden Planethas landed in Manchester with aplomb on the final leg of its current UK tour.Loosely based on the 1956 science fiction filmForbidden Planet, which itself was loosely based on Shakespeare’sThe Tempest,original creator and director of this production, Bob Carlton created the show back ...

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Return To The Forbidden Planet – Blackpool Grand Theatre

Writer and Director: Bob Carlton Musical Director: Greg Last Choreographer: Fredrick Ruth Reviewer: Francesca Parker On it’s 25th Anniversary tour Return To The Forbidden Planet, directed by Queen’s Theatre Company, arrives at the Blackpool Grand Theatre for one week only. As a rock and roll musical set in the future with robots and spacecrafts, it is a performance that the ...

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Return To The Forbidden Planet – Blackpool Grand Theatre

Writer and Director: Bob Carlton Reviewer: Francesca Parker On it’s 25th Anniversary tour Return To The Forbidden Planet, directed by Queen’s Theatre Company, arrives at the Blackpool Grand Theatre for one week only. As a rock and roll musical set in the future with robots and spacecrafts, it is a performance that the whole family could enjoy. When Captain Tempest ...

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Return to the Forbidden Planet – Curve, Leicester

Writer: Bob Carlton Director: Bob Carlton Reviewer: Phil Lowe For the 25th Anniversary tour the, Olivier awarding winning Best Musical, Return to the Forbidden Planet lands solidly on Leicester’s Curve theatre main stage this week and takes off to huge applause. This fun sci fi show is packed with musical numbers from the 1950s and 1960s with the instruments all ...

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Return To The Forbidden Planet – Civic Theatre, Darlington

Writer &Director: Bob Carlton Reviewer: Lindsay Sykes Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of Return To The Forbidden Planet, the anniversary tour arrives at Darlington this week. And what a celebration it is. Billed as Shakespeare’s ‘forgotten rock n roll masterpiece’, Return to the Forbidden Planet has roots with The Tempest. Futuristically set on a spaceship under the command of pipe smoking ...

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Return to the Forbidden Planet – King’s Theatre, Glasgow

Writer: Bob Carlton Director: Bob Carlton Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys 25 years on and Bob Carlton’s quite frankly bonkers idea to take Shakespeare’s The Tempest,by way of 1956 sci-fi movie classic Forbidden Planet and turn it into a musical jam-packed with the greatest hits of the 50s and 60s, is still wowing audiences up and down the country. The success of ...

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Return to the Forbidden Planet – New Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham

Writer: Bob Carlton Director: Bob Carlton Reviewer: Selwyn Knight What a talented bunch the cast of Return to the Forbidden Planet are! With boundless energy, they dance, sing and play the instruments for this joyous, fast-moving production. Based loosely on the 1956 film, The Forbidden Planet, itself carrying echoes of Shakespeare’s The Tempest, the show is an intoxicating mix of ...

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