Everybody cut loose
a special video contribution by Kevin Godley, as well as all the classic hits including Rubber Bullets, I’m Not In Love, The Wall Street Shuffle, The Things we do for Love, Donna and Dreadlock Holiday – it’s no surprise AUDIENCES will be taken to outer space thanks to a theatre production later this month.
Return to the Forbidden Planet is coming to the Wycombe Swan from Monday, February 16 until Saturday, February 21 a quarter of a century after it first blasted onto the stage.
Inspired by Shakespeare’s the Tempest and packed with rock n’ roll classics including Great Balls of Fire, Teenager in Love, Gloria, Heard It Through the Grapevine, Shake Rattle and Roll, Johnny B Goode and Wipeout, Return to the Forbidden Planet is a musical of meteoric the band has sold 15 million albums in the UK alone. proportions that will be remembered for light years to come.
With a cast of actor musicians, a mad scientist and a huge green tentacled monster, plus superstar Brian May appearing via video projection, entertainment is guaranteed.
The show is fun for all the family and tickets are expected to sell out fast. AFTER its science-fiction-spoofmusical trip to Skid Row with Little Shop of Horrors and the epic stage production of the iconic musical Grease, this season Wycombe Swan’s Youth Theatre presents a new production of the greatest ever 80s musical Footloose from Friday, February 20 to 22.
When Ren and his aunt move from Chicago to the small farming town of Bomont, Ren is prepared for the adjustment to his new high school.
What he isn’t prepared for are the local laws, including ‘No dancing of any kind is allowed at any time anywhere within the town limits of Bomont’, enforced by Bomont’s local preacher unrelenting on exercising control over the town’s youths.
When the Reverend’s rebellious daughter Ariel sets her heart on Ren, her boyfriend tries to sabotage Ren’s reputation and many of the locals are eager to believe the worst about the new kid and his dancing shoes.
Breaking every taboo, Ren brings dance back to the heart of a town held back by the memory of a tragedy.
With an explosive 80s score featuring the hits Holding Out for a Hero, Let’s Hear it for the Boy and of course the title track Footloose, the return of Wycombe Swan’s Youth Theatre is going to be toe-tappingly brilliant.
A cast of 30 local young people play a host of comedy characters who are intertwined into Ren’s life for the 22nd Youth Theatre production following the success of Our House, The Lion, the Witch and The Wardrobe, The Wizard of Oz.
After a successful summer season performance of Grease to sold-out audiences, this fresh and upbeat production of Footloose promises to be more spectacular than ever before.