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Return From The Forbidden Planet

Shakespeare goes sci-fi


Bod Carlton’s 1989 broadway hit Return From The Forbidden Planet mashes Shakespeare’s Tempest with rockabilly 1950’s hits and campy sixties sci-fi in a rollicking musical theatre production.  Director, Stephan Pike, delivers the decidedly quirky story of Captain Tempest and his crew to the Queanbeyan Players this month.

Crash-landing on the planter, D’lllyria, is an unexpected twist for Doctor Prospero, Miranda and the robot, Ariel. The stakes are high on this weird voyage with space odyssey sabotage, rock’n’roll romance and intergallactic intrigue  but it’s all fun and games on The Forbidden Planet.

Featuring nostalgic classics such as:

  • Wipe Out
  • The Shoop Shoop Song
  • Good Vibrations
  • Only the Lonely
  • Monster Mash
  • A Teenager in Love


Pike, along with musical director Nicholas Griffin, and choreographer Nikole Neal have put together a futuristic show in the irreverent spirit of Shakespear that’s infectiously good fun. See it while it’s still showing at The Q.



Thursday 20 June 2013 – 8.00pm
Friday 21 June 2013 – 8.00pm
Saturday 22 June 2013 – 2.00pm & 8.00pm 


Ticket Information

  • Thursdays & Fridays: ALL tickets $35
  • Saturdays & Sunday: $40 – Adults  /$35 Concessions and Groups (10+)

Book: on 6285 6290 or visit


Image: Photograph by Rebecca Doyle Photography (Joanna Licuanan, Max Mullamphy, Ruth Albertson-Kill, Lachlan Whan, Theresa Buetre  and Alex McPherson)