• Sweet Charity I'm a Brass Band
  • Carousel, the Rogers and Hammerstein musical
  • Chess the musical
  • Strictly Musicals
  • Crazy for You musical
  • Thoroughly Modern Millie musical
  • Into The Woods by Stephen Sondheim
  • Love Online the Musical
  • Sweeney Todd the musical
  • South Pacific musical
  • Beauty and the Beast the musical
  • Blitz the Lionel Bart musical
  • Strictly Musicals
  • The Sainsburys Singers has a full technical theatre crew and its own front of house volunteers
  • The ballet in Carousel the musical
  • The Sainsbury Singers performing Red Hot and Cole
  • Return to the Forbidden Planet

Show history

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

2007

2006

2005

2004

2003

  • Guys and Dolls
  • Pickwick

2002

  • Evita
  • The Pirates of Penzance

2001

  • Oklahoma!
  • Half a Sixpence

2000

  • Sweet Charity
  • The Merry Widow

1999

  • Iolanthe
  • Annie Get Your Gun

1998

  • Carousel
  • Mame

1997

  • Fiddler on the Roof
  • Me and My Girl

1996

  • My Fair Lady
  • Kiss Me, Kate

1995

  • Call Me Madam
  • The Gondoliers

1994

  • Pirating Pinafore
  • The Pirates of Penzance
  • South Pacific

1993

  • Ruddigore
  • Guys and Dolls

1992

  • Orpheus in the Underworld
  • Calamity Jane

1991

  • The Grand Duke
  • Hello, Dolly!

1990

  • Die Fledermaus
  • Half a Sixpence

1989

  • The Mikado
  • Oklahoma!

1988

  • The Merry Widow
  • Show Boat

1987

  • Merrie England
  • Annie Get Your Gun

1986

  • The Yeomen of the Guard
  • South Pacific

1985

  • La Vie Parisienne
  • The Pajama Game

1984

  • Kiss Me, Kate
  • Carousel

1983

  • My Fair Lady
  • Trial by Jury
  • HMS Pinafore

1982

  • Half a Sixpence
  • Princess Ida

1981

  • Chu Chin Chow
  • La Belle Hélène

1980

  • Fiddler on the Roof
  • Amahl and the Night Visitors
  • Cavalleria Rusticana

1979

  • The Merry Widow
  • The Zoo
  • The Pirates of Penzance

1978

  • Die Fledermaus
  • Oklahoma!

1977

  • Orpheus in the Underworld
  • The Gondoliers

1976

  • My Fair Lady
  • Trial by Jury
  • The Sorcerer

1975

  • La Vie Parisienne
  • The Yeomen of the Guard

1974

  • Faust
  • Utopia (Limited)

1973

  • The Bartered
  • Bride Patience

1972

  • Carmen
  • The Mikado

1971

  • Tom Jones
  • Trial by Jury
  • HMS Pinafore

1970

  • La Belle Hélène
  • Iolanthe

1969

  • Die Fledermaus
  • The Gondoliers

1968

  • Orpheus in the Underworld
  • Princess Ida

1967

  • The Merry Widow
  • Cox and Box
  • The Pirates of Penzance

1966

  • The Vagabond King
  • Ruddigore

1965

  • Bless the Bride
  • The Yeomen of the Guard

1964

  • The Mikado
  • The New Moon

1963

  • The Desert Song
  • Merrie England

1962

  • Perchance to Dream
  • The Gondoliers

1961

  • The Rebel Maid
  • Martha

1960

  • Die Fledermaus
  • Iolanthe

1959

  • The Merry Widow
  • Patience

1958

  • White Horse Inn
  • The Duchess of Dantzig

1957

  • The Arcadians
  • The Gipsy Baron

1956

  • The Yeomen of the Guard
  • The Maid of the Mountains

1955

  • The Quaker Girl
  • Elijah

1954

  • Faust
  • A Country Girl

1953

  • The Belle of New York
  • The Mikado

1952

  • The Desert Song
  • Merrie England

1951

  • Monsieur Beaucaire

1950

  • The Bartered Bride

1949

  • The Gondoliers

1948

  • The Arcadians
  • Tom Jones

1947

  • Merrie England
  • Trial by Jury
  • The Pirates of Penzance

1946

  • The Yeomen of the Guard

1945

  • The Beggar's Opera
  • Iolanthe

1944

  • The Gondoliers
  • The Mikado

1943

  • HMS Pinafore

1942

  • Tales of Hoffman
  • Ladies of Cranford
  • Hiawatha's Wedding Feast

1941

  • Plain Jane
  • The Policeman's Serenade
  • The Dear Departed

1939

  • HMS Pinafore
  • The Pirates of Penzance

Return to the Forbidden Planet the musicalReturn to the Forbidden Planet

The Sainsbury Singers presented Return to the Forbidden Planet on 29 October-1 November 2014 at Leighton Park School, Reading Berkshire. We once again fully kitted out the school's theatre with full sound, lighting and AV systems to turn Leighton Park into Sceintific Research Flight 9 and drew large audiences into the atmospheric space.

In this improbable blend of 16th Century prose and 20th Century music Captain Tempest and his crew travel into hyperspace, accompanied by rock and roll hits including Great Balls of FireGood VibrationsTeenager in LoveThe Young Ones and The Monster Mash. To complete the mix the storyline, based on a 1956 film, owes its storyline to Shakespeare's The Tempest and borrows from some of the Bard's other works.

Return to the Forbidden Planet was produced and choreographed by Kim Antell with musical direction by Jon Brooks.

Read our full NODA report of Return to the Forbidden Planet here.

Cast

  • Capt Tempest (Starship Captain) Matt Smith
  • Miranda (Prospero's daughter) Jackie Stoffels
  • Dr Prospero (mad scientist) Brian Bretney
  • Gloria (Starship Science Officer) Louise Quelch
  • Ariel (robot) Gareth Wells
  • Cookie (Starship Cook) Chris Thomas
  • Bosun Arras (Starship Bosun) Laurent Petithuguenin
  • Dinah Mite (Starship Navigation Officer) Helen Long
  • Newscaster (on screen narrator) Kazia Grant

The crew of the US Starship Albatross

Blue Damage Control Team
  • Axel Dent (first mate) Chris Goodchild
  • Dee Tergent (second mate) Katie Wise
  • Amanda Lynn (communications officer) Tricia Goodchild
  • Eileen Backwards (chief researcher) Tanya Houghton
  • Ben Dover (training officer) Michael Schult
  • Crystal Ball (cadet) Isabelle Providence
  • Holly Wood (cadet) Kazia Grant
  • Gene Poole (medical officer) Godfrey Chigona
  • Charity Case (junior cadet) Freya Wilson
  • Robyn Banks (junior cadet) Amy Hale
Blue Damage Control Team
  • Andy Septic (first mate) Sean Faulkner
  • Cutie Cull (second mate) Helen Thomas
  • Carole Singer (communications officer) Sara El-Hanfy
  • Kay Oss (chief researcher) Jessamy Vincent
  • Ray Gunn (training officer) Stephen Cox
  • Jaye Walker (cadet) Emma Prince
  • Paige Turner (cadet) Lorraine Cox
  • Teresa Green (cadet) Denise Schult
  • Charity Case (junior cadet) Laura Schult
  • Robyn Banks (junior cadet) Somer Jassim

The Albatross Band

  • Keyboards Jon Brooks
  • Guitar Alan Hill
  • Bass Phil Berry
  • Drums Julian Bown

 Behind the airlock

  • Producer and choreographer Kim Antell
  • Musical director Jon Brooks
  • Assistant choreographer and dance captain Denise Schult
  • Production co-ordinator Katie Wise
  • Stage manager John Simmonds
  • Deputy stage manager Nigel Antell
  • Stage crew Joe Daniels and Nick Humby
  • Lighting designer Kim Hollamby
  • Lighting operation Becca Simons
  • Followspots Stuart Brookfield and Joe Wilson
  • Lighting assistant Peter Harley
  • Sound operator Louis Martin
  • Sound assistance and design Chris Dinsey and Ashley Hillier
  • Lighting, sound and projection hire Dinrino Theatre Services
  • Additional lighting equipment Kim Hollamby
  • Set production James Humby, Nick Humby
  • Props Matthew Smith
  • Wardrobe designer Amanda Bretney
  • Wardrobe supervisor Emma Reeves
  • Makeup design Kerry Woodley
  • Makeup team Valda Hull, Laura Schult
  • Hair and wigs Valda Hull
  • Prompt Anne Lowder
  • Displays publicity team and Emma Reeves
  • Website Kim Hollamby
  • Marketing team Kazia Grant, Sara El-Hanfy, Louise Quelch, Denise Schult
  • Programme and handbill design – publishing manager Jessamy Vincent
  • Photography Ray Wilmott
  • Fundraising team Rob Latimer, Michael Schult, Kerry Woodley
  • Social team Stephen Cox, Catherine Hannan, Chris Reeves, Emma Reeves
  • Ticket Officer Anne Jones

Boarding gate hospitality staff

  • Boarding gate manager John Jones
  • Check in and tickets Anne Jones
  • Space Bar Justin Simons
  • Space Café Lucy Hutson
  • Boarding gate co-ordinator Michael Schult
  • Chief attendant Patrick Bretney
  • Boarding gate crew cast members, backstage members, Brian Bennett, Sam Blake, Wendy Carne, Bob Furnell, Lynne Furnell, Catherine Hannan, Emily Hiscock, Sam Hutchings, Lynn Harrison, Hils Latimer, Rob Latimer, Pat Long, Rachel Masters, Nicola Morrin, Marek Rakowski, Hannah Rakowska, David Schult, Gordon Wyard, Susan Wyard.

Reviews

 Xn – Phil Creighton

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