Return to the Forbidden Planet

21 - 24 Apr

By Bob Carlton

Return to the Forbidden Planet

21 - 24 Apr

Inspired by the motion picture “Forbidden Planet” courtesy of Turner Entertainment Co.

Director Dan Phillips
Musical Director Lindsey Miller
Choreographer Gemma Payne
Set and Costume Designer Cory Shipp
Lighting Designer Jack Weir
Sound Designer Olly Steel

Inspired by Shakespeare’s The Tempest and packed with pop hits such as Good Vibrations alongside rock ‘n’ roll classics such as Great Balls of Fire and Teenager in Love, this Olivier Award winning musical spectacular is performed by Mountview’s Actor Musicians. Prepare for blast off!

This production is dedicated to the memory of Mountview Trustee André Ptaszynski, who produced the original West End production of Return to the Forbidden Planet. 

This amateur production is presented by arrangement with Music Theatre International (Europe). All authorised performance materials are also supplied by MTI Europe.

Duration 105 minutes, plus a 20-minute interval

We don’t want to give away any spoilers for a show, but understand that some content may cause distress for audiences. If there are certain themes or content that you would find particularly upsetting, we encourage you to contact us before viewing to find out more about the show – please email

Return to the Forbidden Planet contains the use of strobe lighting.

Booking Info


Closed performances for academic assessment:
Wed 21 - Sat 24 Apr


Backstage Theatre, Mountview

Industry Bookings

If you are an agent, casting director or industry colleague looking to view this production, please contact Neil Rutherford, Industry Liaison Manager -