Planetary playtime

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Return to the Forbidden Planet is landing at The Chrysalis Theatre this evening, at the start of a three day run of performances.

Community theatre group, CLICK Arts is bringing ‘Shakespeare’s Rock n Roll Sci Fi Musical Mash Up’ which will cut loose classic tunes including Good Vibrations, Great Balls of Fire and The Monster Mash.

The story is based on the cult B-Movie Forbidden Planet, which was compared to The Tempest, and certainly the words of the Bard will feature within the production.

The Starship Albatross is on a routine scientific survey flight when it encounters a meteor shower.

Pulled to a strange new planet, the square-jawed hero, Captain Tempest, and his crew meet a megalomaniac scientist, his naive teenage daughter, and a rollerblading robot... we understand that pyrotechnics will add boom to the bash too.

The all-singing, all-dancing and all instrument-playing cast will appear at the Willen theatre from 7.30pm nightly, and tickets are £12 and £8.

A Saturday matinee will run from 2.30pm and all tickets are £8.

To book your seat, put in a call on 01908 235505.

> Me Marley & I, a ‘gritty true life story’ told against a backdrop of live reggae music, gets another outing on Saturday.Yaw Asiyama’s play will be live at the Jury’s Inn theatre.

Tickets are £15 and showtime is 8pm. Book your seat by calling 07941 482360.