Musical (1989)


Musique: *** Divers
Paroles: *** Divers
Livret: Bob Carlton
Production à la création:

On a stormy night way back in the winter of 2009, mad scientist Doctor Prospero worked late in his laboratory, aided only by his wife, Gloria, as he developed the elusive formula with which he would change the world. The apparently faithful Gloria, however, duped him and sent him off into hyper-space in an old spacecraft. Unknown to Gloria, her infant daughter, Miranda, slumbered peacefully in the craft and was now catapulted light years into the future in her father's company. Fifteen years later, a routine survey flight under the command of the chisel-jawed Captain Tempest leaves earth's orbit with a new Science Officer aboard - a hard and bitter woman. As a shower of meteorites hits the ship, the Science Officer flees, and the craft is pulled inexorably towards the plant D'Illyria - the Forbidden Plant. The adventure begins .......

Synopsis complet

1 Return to the Forbidden Planet peut-être considéré comme un juke-box musical autour de la musique de


Based - very loosely on the 1956 film Forbidden Planet which was a sci-fi version of William Shakespeare's The Tempest


Act One
"Wipe Out"
"It's a Man's Man's Man's World"
"Great Balls of Fire"
"Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood"
"Good Vibrations"
"I'm Gonna Change the World"
"A Teenager in Love"
"Young Girl"
"She's Not There"
"Shakin' All Over" (at times performed as "All Shook Up")
"Gloria"

Act Two
"Who's Sorry Now?"
"Tell Him" (as "Tell Her")
"Oh, Pretty Woman"
"Robot Man"
"Shake, Rattle and Roll"
"Go Now"
"Only the Lonely"
"The Young Ones"
"Born to Be Wild"
"Wipe Out"
"Mr. Spaceman"
"Monster Mash"
"Great Balls of Fire"
"Johnny B. Goode"

Captain Tempest - a Starship Captain, square-jaed, Boys' Own Paper hero and pipe smoker
Dr. Prospero - a mad scientist marooned for 15 years of the planet Illyria
Ariel - a hip robot
Cookie - the ship's cook and a hopelss romantic
Science Officer - a woman with a mysterious past
Bosun Arras - one of the all-round good guys
Navigation Officer - Prone to panic during inter-galactoc emergencies
Miranda - Prospero's daughter, would be school queen and virgin
Ensign Jock E. Schwartz - Friend to Cookie
Newsreader - (on a video screen)

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Version 1

Return to the Forbidden Planet (1989-09-Cambridge Theatre-London)

Type de série: Original
Théâtre: Cambridge Theatre (Londres - Angleterre)

Durée : 3 ans 4 mois
Nombre : 1516 représentations
Première Preview : Inconnu
Première : lundi 18 septembre 1989
Dernière : samedi 16 janvier 1993
Mise en scène : Bob Carlton
Chorégraphie : Carole Todd
Producteur :
Avec : John Ashby (Captain Tempest), Christian Roberts (Doctor Prospero), Alison Harding (Miranda), Kraig Thornber (Ariel) , Matthew Devitt, Nicky Furre, Anthony Hunt, Kate Edgar
Commentaires : Based on the B-Movie “Forbidden Planet”, which itself wass derived from Shakespeare’s “Tempest” this show contained some of the best songs from the past 30 years to please the rockers, and enough Shakespeare jokes to please the regular theatregoer, and all-in-all, got a great critical and audience reaction. It was, however, harder to pull in the crowds. Somewhat astonishingly this show won the Olivier Award for Best Musical of the Year, beating “Miss Saigon”, thus causing considerable controversy.

Version 2

Return to the Forbidden Planet (1991-09-Variety Arts Theatre-Off Broadway)

Type de série: Original Off-Broadway
Théâtre: Variety Arts Theatre (Broadway (Off) - Etats-Unis)
Durée : 7 mois
Nombre : 243 représentations
Première Preview : vendredi 27 septembre 1991
Première : vendredi 27 septembre 1991
Dernière : dimanche 26 avril 1992
Mise en scène : Bob Carlton
Chorégraphie :
Producteur :
Avec : Allison Briner, Mary Ehlinger, Christine Elliot, Erin Hill, David LaDuca, Robert McCormick, Steve Pudenz, Michael Rotondi, Robert Tate, Schuck Tempo

Version 3

Return to the Forbidden Planet (1995-12-Shaftesbury Theatre-London)

Type de série: Revival
Théâtre: Shaftesbury Theatre (Londres - Angleterre)
Durée : 3 semaines
Nombre :
Première Preview : mardi 19 décembre 1995
Première : mardi 19 décembre 1995
Dernière : samedi 13 janvier 1996
Mise en scène : Peter Rowe
Chorégraphie :
Producteur :
Avec : Greg Ellis, Paulette Ivory, Meredith Braun, David Burt, Simon Burke
Commentaires : This was a brief Christmas season stop-over for the touring production.

Version 4

Return to the Forbidden Planet (2001-08-UK Tour 2001-Savoy Theatre-London)

Type de série: West End Transfer
Théâtre: Savoy Theatre (Londres - Angleterre)
Durée : 1 mois 1 semaine
Nombre :
Première Preview : mardi 11 décembre 2001
Première : mardi 11 décembre 2001
Dernière : samedi 19 janvier 2002
Mise en scène : Bob Carlton
Chorégraphie : Carole Todd
Producteur :
Avec : Sarah Beaumont (Miranda), James Earl Adair (Dr Prospero), Adrian Cobey (Captain Tempest), Diana Croft, Scott Finlay, Zita Frith, Cameron Gordon, Christine Holman, Nick Lashbrook, Jane Milligan, Philip Reed, Frederick Ruth
Commentaires : This re-worked version had transferred from Bob Carlton’s base at the Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch for a limited return season in the West End.

Version 5

Return to the Forbidden Planet (2001-08-UK Tour 2002)

Type de série: UK Tour
Théâtre: UK Tour ( - Angleterre)
Durée : 10 mois 2 semaines
Nombre :
Première Preview : lundi 21 janvier 2002
Première : lundi 21 janvier 2002
Dernière : samedi 07 décembre 2002
Mise en scène : Bob Carlton
Chorégraphie :
Producteur :
Commentaires longs: 2 Dec 02 to 7 Dec 02 Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton
25 Nov 02 to 30 Nov 02 Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne
4 Nov 02 to 9 Nov 02 Opera House, Manchester
21 Oct 02 to 26 Oct 02 Theatre Royal, Newcastle upon Tyne
14 Oct 02 to 19 Oct 02 Wycombe Swan, High Wycombe
24 Sep 02 to 28 Sep 02 His Majesty's Theatre, Aberdeen
12 Sep 02 to 21 Sep 02 Queen's Theatre, Hornchurch
13 May 02 to 18 May 02 Richmond Theatre, Outer London
22 Apr 02 to 27 Apr 02 Hall for Cornwall, Truro
15 Apr 02 to 20 Apr 02 Hippodrome, Bristol
8 Apr 02 to 13 Apr 02 The Hawth, Crawley
2 Apr 02 to 6 Apr 02 Grand Theatre and Opera House, Leeds
25 Mar 02 to 30 Mar 02 Theatre Royal, Plymouth
18 Mar 02 to 23 Mar 02 New Wimbledon Theatre, Outer London
11 Mar 02 to 16 Mar 02 Venue Cymru (formally - North Wales Theatre), Llandudno
4 Mar 02 to 9 Mar 02 Civic Theatre, Darlington
26 Feb 02 to 2 Mar 02 Birmingham Hippodrome, Birmingham
18 Feb 02 to 23 Feb 02 Grand Theatre, Swansea
11 Feb 02 to 16 Feb 02 Theatre Royal, Nottingham
4 Feb 02 to 9 Feb 02 The Orchard, Dartford
28 Jan 02 to 2 Feb 02 The Lowry, Salford
21 Jan 02 to 26 Jan 02 The Hexagon, Reading

Version 6

Return to the Forbidden Planet (2001-08-UK Tour)

Type de série: UK Tour
Théâtre: UK Tour ( - Angleterre)
Durée : 4 mois 3 semaines
Nombre :
Première Preview : samedi 25 août 2001
Première : samedi 25 août 2001
Dernière : samedi 19 janvier 2002
Mise en scène : Bob Carlton
Chorégraphie :
Producteur :
Avec : James Earl Adair, Sarah Beaumont, Adrian Cobey, Diana Croft, Scott Finlay, Zita Frith, Cameron Gordon, Christine Holman, Nick Lashbrook, Jane Milligan, Philip Reed, Fredrick Ruth
Commentaires longs: 11 Dec 01 to 19 Jan 02 Savoy Theatre, West End
3 Dec 01 to 8 Dec 01 Jersey Opera House, St Helier
26 Nov 01 to 1 Dec 01 Theatre Royal, Brighton
19 Nov 01 to 24 Nov 01 Chichester Festival Theatre, Chichester
12 Nov 01 to 17 Nov 01 Lighthouse (previously known as Poole Arts Centre), Poole
5 Nov 01 to 10 Nov 01 Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham
29 Oct 01 to 3 Nov 01 Churchill Theatre, Bromley
22 Oct 01 to 27 Oct 01 Theatre Royal, Norwich
15 Oct 01 to 20 Oct 01 Mayflower Theatre, Southampton
8 Oct 01 to 13 Oct 01 Milton Keynes Theatre, Milton Keynes
1 Oct 01 to 6 Oct 01 Regent Theatre, Stoke-on-Trent
24 Sep 01 to 29 Sep 01 New Victoria Theatre, Woking
25 Aug 01 to 22 Sep 01 Queen's Theatre, Hornchurch

Version 7

Return To The Forbidden Planet (2003-12-Upstairs at the Gatehouse-London)

Type de série: Revival
Théâtre: Upstairs at the Gatehouse (Londres - Angleterre)
Durée : 1 mois 1 semaine
Nombre :
Première Preview : samedi 20 décembre 2003
Première : samedi 20 décembre 2003
Dernière : dimanche 01 février 2004
Mise en scène : John Plews
Chorégraphie : Racky Plews
Producteur :
Avec : Kate Buxton (Miranda), Brendan Lovett (Dr Prospero), Michael Instone (Captain Tempest), Cathy McMananam, Rebecca Oliver, Racky Plews, Alan Howell, Stephen Rathman, Nicolas Sagar, Gareth Dylan Smith
Commentaires : The Gatehouse was by now developing a tradition in Christmas musicals, and this was warmly received. The pre-recorded newsreader/announcer voice was provided by Angela Rippon.

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