The plot follows the crew of a routine survey flight under the command of Captain Tempest which is drawn mysteriously to the planet D'Illyria where mad scientist Doctor Prospero and his lovely daughter Miranda are marooned.
The high energy show features a bevy of 50s and 60s rock and roll classics, performed on stage by the cast. The campy sci-fi setting is constructed of silvered space suit costumes and space ship sets concealing keyboards and drums. The show's dialogue derives considerable humour from a peppering of Shakespearean quotations, allusions and puns.
The pre-recorded video narrator part was played in the original production by popular astronomer Sir Patrick Moore.
The show was revived for U.K. touring productions in 1999, 2001 and 2002.