St Wilfrid’s dedicated drama and music department proudly present this year’s production, along with its student thespians and musicians, Return to the Forbidden Planet.
After the sell out performance of Joseph last year, staff and students have been working really hard on this futuristic West End musical, bringing the West End to their Crawley school once more! The main roles include Tim Innes as Captain Tempest, Elizabeth Beh as Bosun, Alex Hill as Science Officer, Josh Chapman as Prospero and Hollie Witton as Miranda. The cast consists of 60 students from Years 7 to 13, with a live band to support.
Return to the Forbidden Planet is a Jukebox musical by director Bob Carlton based on Shakespeare’s The Tempest and the 1950s science fiction film Forbidden Planet (which itself drew its plot loosely from The Tempest). The plot follows the crew of a routine survey flight under the command of Captain Tempest. Their spaceship is drawn mysteriously to the planet D’Illyria where mad scientist Doctor Prospero and his lovely daughter Miranda are marooned. The production is a high energy show which features a bevy of 1950s and 1960s rock and roll classics, performed on stage by the cast.
This year’s production promises to the best yet and as last year’s fantastic musical of Joseph completely sold out it would be wise to book tickets as soon as possible. The performance runs for three nights from Thursday 1st March until Saturday 3rd March 2012. Tickets are priced at £7 for adults and £5 for concessions and are available from Diane Brill in the Student Services Office on 01293 421421 or by emailing.
Praise from last year’s performance:
“It was fantastic to see so many involved in the performance in different ways, whether principal roles, other cast members, in the band, behind the scenes and the technical staff; it was a real team effort. Please pass on my warmest congratulations to them all. Everyone must be exhausted on the Sunday yet elated by the total triumph of the show. It really was a night to remember. Bravissimo!!!!”
Christopher Mahy, Head of the Instrumental and Vocal Teaching Service
“The energy and enthusiasm of everybody involved was very apparent and shone throughout the performance. We all thoroughly enjoyed it. Please pass on my congratulations to the cast, tech team, teachers and all helpers involved in what was a true West End style production. The singing dancing and acting was first class and all the children performing were great ambassadors for the youth of today. “
“I would just like to thank the staff, students and the management team for putting on a fantastic show last night. It’s obvious that there has been a lot of hard work and effort gone into the Joseph musical. I thoroughly enjoyed the show. It makes me proud to be a governor at St Wilfrid’s School and it shows the family/community ethos that the school is promoting.”
Mitesh Magecha, LEA Governor
Fundraising & Marketing Officer
Tel: 01293 421421 ext 2007
Mail : S.Gildea@stwilfrids.com