CORONAVIRUS: All UK venues closed on 16th March 2020 and there is currently no planned re-opening time though it will not be before 1st June 2020 and is most likely to be September (according to some West End producers).
Some shows have been cancelled, or closed early, but many are being rescheduled and we are trying to keep up with the changes - assume that anything posted for April and May is actually postponed or cancelled. Pantomimes are possible but a few venues and shows may not return and larger venues and tours are unlikely to re-appear before 2021 though we have some hope for some panto ....
On a stormy night way back in a long gone winter, 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 many years into the future in her fatherâs company. Fifteen years later, a routine survey flight under the command of the chisel-jawed Captain Tempest leaves earthâs orbit with a new Science Officer aboard â 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 planet DâIllyria â the Forbidden Planet. And so the adventure begins ... Performers Richard O?Brien, James Earl Adair, Simon Jessop, Greg Last (Navigation Officer), Jane Milligan, Natasha Moore, Sean Needham, Mark Newnham (Ewan Watami), Fredrick 'Frido' Ruth, Hannah Howcroft (Young Miranda). AuthorBob Carlton.ProducerQueen's Theatre Hornchurch.DirectorBob Carlton.DesignRodney Ford.LightingMark Dymock.ChoreographerFredrick 'Frido' Ruth.SoundRick Clarke.MusicJulian Littman (musical supervision and arrangements).Musical DirectorGreg Last.