Who are you?

Mike Earle

What part do you play?

Prospero, eminent scientist and rock and roll idol!

Describe your character in 3 words.

Troubled, misunderstood and, of course, handsome.

Why did you want to be in Return to the Forbidden Planet?

The show is a heady mix of Shakespeare and pop songs, great fun to take part in, but also for the audience.

What’s your favourite song in the show and why?

Good Vibrations – showcases the talents of the cast as a whole.

What has been your favourite thing about rehearsals?

The fun element – I think I’ve just about kept up with the youngsters!

Why should we go and buy tickets?

Shakespeare and classic rock songs, set on a spaceship – what’s not to like??