Blackfriar's: Return to the Forbidden Planet

In this rollicking starship musical, loosely based on The Tempest, Mad Scientist Doctor Prospero is banished into hyperspace with his infant daughter Miranda and lands on the uncharted Planet D’Illyria. Featuring rock-and-roll hits of the 50s and 60s, a B-movie sci-fi setting, and dialogue borrowed from the greatest plays ever written, Return to the Forbidden Planet will have you dancing in your seat and laughing nonstop at this out-of-this-world production. “Shakespeare’s lost rock and roll masterpiece” is the winner of the 1990 Olivier Award for Best Musical.

Meetup details: This is a "Pay What You Will" night at Blackfriar's in Staunton. The show starts at 7:30, but it is first come first served so let's meet in front of the entrance around 7:00 or so to make sure we all get seats. There is no need to order tickets in advance and there are no assigned seats on PWYW nights. If you have never been to Blackfriar's it is a reproduction of Shakespeare's original Blackfriar's Playhouse. There isn't a bad seat in the house, the actors are fabulous, and as they remind everyone, they do it with the lights on!

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  • Megan M.

    Will have to miss this i got out of work too late:(

    June 20, 2013

    • Linda N.

      My husband, daughter, and I are going tonight. I can't wait!

      1 · June 22, 2013

    • Andrea N.

      @Linda - You guys are going to LOVE it!

      June 22, 2013

  • Sara

    There is another Pay-What-You-Will of Return to the Forbidden Planet TONIGHT at 7:30p. And its OPENING NIGHT! Come join us for the fun :)

    1 · June 22, 2013

    • Sara

      and trust me, it is a show built for ANY kind of nerd. if you enjoy any of the following, you will love this play: star trek, star wars, battlestar galactica, close encounters of the third kind, shakespeare, musical theatre, firefly, grease, 50's and 60's rock and roll, live music, roller skating, fire, audience participation, lord of the rings, dirty jokes, good clean jokes, and/or laughter. this show has it all!

      1 · June 22, 2013

  • Sara

    I am here working the show! You guys are gonna have an incredible time! Let me know what you think :)

    1 · June 20, 2013

    • Andrea N.

      The best show I have seen at Blackfriars yet! It was so hilarious.

      1 · June 21, 2013

  • Andrea N.

    Thank you guys so much for coming. It was AWESOME! I especially loved the giant tentacle dropping from the ceiling :) "Well which is it, two beeps or not two beeps?"

    June 21, 2013

  • Megan M.

    Will have to miss this i got out of work too late:(

    June 20, 2013

  • Carissa R.

    Its possible i'll bring two people with me, but i dont know for sure yet.

    1 · June 20, 2013

    • Andrea N.

      Yay! The more the merrier :-)

      June 20, 2013

  • Ana C.

    Sorry I have a family dinner!

    June 19, 2013

  • Libby B.

    I have to work :(

    June 13, 2013

  • Megan M.

    Love, love, love Blackfriar's can't wait to this one!

    1 · May 12, 2013

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