ENCORE Youth Theatre’s past, present and future cast members are to join forces to present Return to the Forbidden Planet at Theatre Royal Winchester.

The Winchester-based musical company will be presenting a special collaboration when its anticipated production between February 21-23.

For the first time ever, the 2019 cast of ENCORE will be supported by a production team of six old members who themselves performed the same play at the same theatre 13 years ago.

Several of the current cast’s younger siblings will also be appearing on stage when they support the final song Monster Mash.

ENCORE’s artistic director Noël Jones said: “Return to the Forbidden Planet is a fantastic rock and roll musical. Even if you think you don’t know the show, you’ll know every one of the songs from Great Balls of Fire, Born to be Wild, to Good Vibrations and The Young Ones.

“We have an incredibly talented, versatile cast giving a fast-paced and original rendition of this family-friendly show.

“The vocal and dance performances of our cast will inspire and impress audiences. And what makes this year’s show so special is that the whole production is a real fusion of past, present and future cast members.

“Don’t miss out on what promises to be a real highlight of the theatre calendar - we can’t wait for this terrific musical to take off!”

Standard tickets start at £19 with concessions available, and can be booked by calling 01962 840440, or visiting www.theatreroyalwinchester.co.uk.