In July 2016 a group of Norwich-based actors, musicians and technicians came together to perform Bob Carlton's sci-fi musical, 'Return to the Forbidden Planet'. The production was well-received by audiences, with many of them returning for second and third visits, and critics hailing its success. The production created a very strong bond between company members, who were keen to continue to work together in the same spirit. Planet Theatre Productions was formed in August 2016 to fulfil this ambition.
Planet's first production was Mel Brooks' musical 'The Producers', performed at Norwich Puppet Theatre in April 2017. The production enjoyed sell-out performances and audience reviews posted to our FB page, that included -
"Best play I have ever seen! I absolutely loved every minute!"
"You should feel very proud! An absolutely fabulous evening! The intimacy of the theatre added to the experience and i'm so please we were able to see your exemplary production. Looking forward to seeing more"
"Blown away by tonight's performance of The Producers at The Puppet Theatre! If you're lucky enough to have seats for tomorrow, you're in for a real treat!"
Photos by Richard Jarmy and Mark Ivan Benfield