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THE QUEEN'S Theatre is thrilled to rocket launch its new season with the award-winning intergalactic rock ‘n’ roll musical Return to the Forbidden Planet - previewing on Saturday 25 August and running until 22 September. HURRY - performances are selling-out already!

Starring the Theatre’s actor-musician company cut to the chase…, this magnificent production celebrates its 30th anniversary since it was first created by the Queen’s own Artistic Director Bob Carlton. Bob also directs this special commemorative show, which features some of the original West End team including several members of cast as well as the designer.

To read an interview with Bob Carlton about his creation of Return to the Forbidden Planet, click here.

Tickets of just £10 for under-26s, bargain-priced tickets for preview shows THIS WEEK on Saturday 25 (sold out), Tuesday 28 and Wednesday 29 August, group discounts, family tickets and a very affordable jump the Q Season Saver are just some of the bargains on offer – but hurry, tickets are selling fast!

Dashing Captain Tempest and his fearless crew take everyone on an exciting interplanetary adventure into hyperspace, where they meet mad scientist Prospero, his beautiful daughter Miranda and the amazing rock ‘n’ roller-skating robot Ariel!

Joining the cast straight from the West End’s Mamma Mia is Sean Needham, starring as Captain Tempest. This thrilling production also stars Rocky Horror Show and Crystal Maze legend Richard O’Brien, who appears in a surprise cameo role!

Return to the Forbidden Planet, loosely based on William Shakespeare’s The Tempest, won a hugely prestigious Laurence Olivier Award for Best Musical. It ran for many years to great acclaim in the West End, has been performed on Broadway, was nominated for two Outer Critics’ Circle Awards in New York and enjoyed massive success the world over – from Australia to Japan!

This unmissable rock ‘n’ roll party for all ages is exploding with more than 30 cosmic classics by The Animals, The Beach Boys, Chuck Berry, Elvis, Jerry Lee Lewis, Roy Orbison and many more. Hits include Wipeout, Great Balls of Fire, Good Vibrations, Young Girl and Shake, Rattle and Roll among many others. This stunning soundtrack is performed live on stage by the multi-talented cut to the chase… company.

Audiences can save money by joining the Queen’s jump the Q scheme and watching all 3 cut to the chase… shows next season – Return to the Forbidden Planet, Shakers and The Hound of the Baskervilles – for just £15 each. Book now - this offer ends on Saturday 1 September.

For more information and to book click here, or call the Box Office on 01708 443333,

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