Operatic Society join Soul Messengers for Rock 'n' Roll Sensation
Friday, Nov 2, 2012
Richmond Operatic Society (ROS) will be teaming up with a well known Richmond band in their next performance later this month.
ROS presents 'Return to the Forbidden Planet' at Richmond's theatre from 20th - 24th November with local band The Atlantic Soul Messengers.
This show sees the society head in a completely new direction; a famous Shakespeare play (The Tempest), fused with fantastic 50s rock 'n' roll hits such as, Young Girl, Shake, Rattle 'n' Roll, Good Vibrations, Great Balls of Fire and The Young Ones.
Return to the Forbidden Planet is an award winning Rock ‘n’ Roll musical that has been wowing audiences for over 18 years. The show is the brainchild of Bob Carlton and is loosely based on the 1956 film, 'Forbidden Planet' and integrates the great works of Shakespeare and fantastic hits of the fifties.
Music for the production is being provided by members of The Atlantic Soul Messengers (as well as some multi-talented ROS members) which altogether culminates in a fantastic collaboration of two of Richmond's well established groups.
Musical Director, Brian Cook, says: "Performing a rock musical is a new departure for ROS and it has been an exhilarating learning curve for both the ROS members and the rock musicians. We hope that Shakespeare will think that we have done his forgotten Rock ‘n’ Roll musical proud."
ROS are performing this musical from Thursday 20th - Saturday 24th November at The Georgian Theatre Royal. Tickets cost £8-£15. Box office 01748 825252.
Photo: The Cast of Return to the Forbidden Planet and band.