Goodness gracious, great balls of fire!

Photo by Nobby Clark
Photo by Nobby Clark

It’s blast off for the King’s Theatre this week as the 25th anniversary tour of Return to the Forbidden Planet, well, returns.

Some 14 years after the last UK tour, the Olivier award winning rock musical is ready to roll again.

It’s inspired by Shakespeare’s The Tempest, but with a mad scientist, green-tentacled monster and a skating robot, Forbidden Planet is more Great Balls of Fire than The Globe.

The show runs at the Kings Feb 9-14 — tickets from 0844 871 7648 or