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Theatre Performance, Thu 9 Aug - Sat 1 Sep 2018

Return To The Forbidden Planet

Return To The Forbidden Planet


Box Office

01323 412000


Compton Street,
East Sussex,
BN21 4BW


To Rock 'n' Roll And Beyond...

Presented by Eastbourne Theatres
Directed by Chris Jordan
Sponsored By Bonners Music Superstore

From the team that brought you last summer’s smash hit show One Man,Two Guvnors, stand by for a high-octane musical that is truly out of this world.

The much loved and critically acclaimed, Olivier award winning spectacular Return To The Forbidden Planet takes to the Devonshire Park Theatre stage this summer and is ready for lift off!

Inspired by Shakespeare’s The Tempest the show is packed with classic hits such as Heard It Through the Grapevine, Young Girl, Great Balls of Fire, Shake Rattle And Roll and Johnny B Goode.

With a brilliant cast of actor musicians, stunning special effects and live music make sure you don’t miss this feel-good musical which is perfect for all the family to enjoy.

The talented cast of actor-musicians include Matt Devitt (who also starred in 2017's One Man, Two Guvnors), Mark Newnham, Jane Milligan, Steve Simmonds and Frido Ruth who have all starred in previous productions of this iconic musical with Andrew Gallo, Grace Lancaster, Tom Connor and Dan de Cruz completing the cast line-up.

Fasten your seatbelts for the musical theatre ride of your life!

Audio described performances Fri 7.45pm & Sat 2.30pm (Not available Fri 10 & Sat 11 August)

Approximate Running Time: 2 hours & 30 minutes including interval.

Purchase your programme online along with your ticket and save 50p! Programmes on the door £3.50, online £3 when purchased with your ticket.


Character Name Actor
Captain Tempest Andrew Gallo
Prospero Matt Devitt
Ariel Frido Ruth
Cookie Mark Newnham
Science Officer Jane Milligan
Bosun Steve Simmonds
Navigation Officer Dan de Cruz
Miranda Grace Lancaster
Damage Control Tom Connor

"The cast were absolutely electric. Huge energy, remarkable musical talent....we are going to book more tickets and do it again!” Gareth, Theatregoer

"This show lifts the theatre off its foundations. See it, and you'll still be in orbit until about a week next Wednesday." Eastbourne Herald

Coach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (with charge)Disabled toiletsFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsOn-site light refreshmentsPublic toiletsAccepts groups

Event details

Dates Times
Thu 9 Aug - Sat 1 Sep 2018
Tue – Sat 7.45pm
Wed & Sat 2.30pm

First 3 nights £23 all seats
Tue – Thur 7.45pm £21 - £27.50
Fri & Sat 7.45pm £21 - £29.50
Wed & Sat 2.30pm £25

Concessions £1.50 off
Groups 10+ 10% off
(Top 2 prices, apply 7.45pm only)

Under 16s & Students £15
(Available at all performances)

Friends of Devonshire Park Theatre 25% off (Tue 7.45pm only)

Events at this Venue

date event
Thu 9 Aug - Sat 1 Sep Return to the Forbidden Planet
Sat 1 Sep Tours of the Devonshire Park Theatre
Wed 5 - Thu 6 Sep Teletubbies Live
Sat 8 Sep Derek Acorah
Sun 9 Sep The Len Phillips Big Band
Fri 14 Sep Madama Butterfly



See location of Devonshire Park Theatre on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: OA 612846  Lat: 50.76338 Long: 0.28511

Located just yards from the seafront Wish Tower area and 10 minutes walk from the railway station. Follow theatre signs. The theatre has a pay and display car park in College Road (free of charge in evenings). There's also a limited amount of free on street parking.

Parking: free

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Eastbourne station


  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (with charge)Credit cards accepted (with charge)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups