Premiere 15 March 2019
  • Musical
  • 15 mar5 may 2019, Skövde Stage, Skövde.
  • Ensemble

    Team

    Direction
    Rikard Bergqvist
    Set and costume design
    Tomas Sjöstedt
    Lighting design
    Joakim Brink

    Ensemble

    8 Musical Artists
    4 Musicians

Tickets released 12pm, 25 Sept

Return to the Forbidden Planet

A prize-winning science fiction musical inspired by Shakespeare’s ‘The Tempest’ and the 1956 movie ‘Forbidden Planet’.

Musical in two acts by Bob Carlton. Direction, translation and adaptation by Rikard Bergqvist.

Songs performed in English with spoke dialogue in Swedish.

”Ecstatic energy”The Guardian
Rikard Bergqvist, director
Mats Bäcker

On a stormy night a long time ago – at some point in the 21st century – researcher Dr. Prospero managed to calculate a formula that could change the world. His apparently loyal wife, Gloria, stole the formula and sent her husband straight out into what was termed hyperspace in an old spaceship. What Gloria did not know was that their daughter, the baby Miranda, was asleep in the vessel and was now catapulted light years into the future along with her father.

Years later, Captain Tempest is on a routine mission in outer space. A meteor shower hits his ship, which is sucked into D’Illyria – the forbidden planet. The adventure begins.

The West End hit Return to the Forbidden Planet won an Olivier Award for Best New Musical (1989). It is inspired by the cult science fiction film Forbidden Planet from 1956 and plays by Shakespeare, especially The Tempest. The musical is brimming with hot 1950s and 1960s hits, including Great Balls of Fire, I Heard It Through the Grapevine, Good Vibrations and The Young Ones. The story and the songs are interwoven in an entertaining, captivating and cosmically adventurous musical. Shakespeare’s unwritten rock & roll masterpiece!

Premiere 15 March 2019 on the Skövde Stage. Then on tour in the Västra Götaland region, including our Main Stage.

#GOforbiddenplanet

Presented in collaboration with Nordiska ApS.
Inspired by the film Forbidden Planet, with kind permission of Turner Entertainment Co.

Upcoming shows

March 2019

Fri 15/3
19:00
Skövde Stage, Skövde 
Premiere
Tickets released 12pm, 25 Sept
Sun 17/3
16:00
Skövde Stage, Skövde 
Pensioner discount
Tickets released 12pm, 25 Sept
Tue 19/3
19:00
Skövde Stage, Skövde 
Tickets released 12pm, 25 Sept
Wed 20/3
19:00
Skövde Stage, Skövde 
Tickets released 12pm, 25 Sept
Thu 21/3
19:00
Skövde Stage, Skövde 
Tickets released 12pm, 25 Sept
Sat 23/3
18:00
Skövde Stage, Skövde 
Tickets released 12pm, 25 Sept
Sun 24/3
16:00
Skövde Stage, Skövde 
Tickets released 12pm, 25 Sept

April 2019

Sat 27/4
18:00
Tickets released 12pm, 25 Sept
Sun 28/4
15:00
Tickets released 12pm, 25 Sept

May 2019

Thu 2/5
19:00
Tickets released 12pm, 25 Sept
Fri 3/5
19:00
Main Stage 
Pensioner discount
Tickets released 12pm, 25 Sept
Sat 4/5
15:00
Tickets released 12pm, 25 Sept
Sat 4/5
19:00
Tickets released 12pm, 25 Sept
Sun 5/5
18:00
Main Stage 
Last performance
Tickets released 12pm, 25 Sept

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