APRIL TO JULY 2020
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In addition to a number of dance schools, performing academies and local schools showing off their talent with pride as well as Heanor Musical Theatre staging Avenue Q, we have loads of professional companies bringing a feast of varied entertainment. The range is broad with Northern Ballet performing Little Red Riding Hood for little people to Ballet Theatre UK dancing Sense and Sensibility. Drama lovers will be treated to Jane Eyre and those who prefer a bit more sauciness, we have Temptation in the Temple! There is live music in abundance, from Livewire AC/DC to The Magic of Motown to The Moonlight Serenade Orchestra. And if you like to participate from your seat, we have The Wizard of Oz Easter Panto with Bobby Davro and the film of Sing-a-long-a Bohemian Rhapsody. Whether you are young or old, single or part of a large family, we hope that we have something to tickle your entertainment taste buds. It is therefore very pleasing for me to end my career as Cultural Services Manager with such variety on offer in this, my final programme, before I retire at the end of the season. I have thoroughly enjoyed over 25 years working in this Theatre with the marvellous team that we have here to entertain you. I would like to thank Mansfield District Council for placing their trust in me to take responsibility for Cultural Services for so many years and the team for being so incredibly supportive and being key to the successes that we have achieved. Finally, thank you for being such wonderfully loyal audiences over the decades and I wish you many more happy years of entertainment in this lovely venue. Happy theatregoing!
Andrew Tucker Cultural Services Manager
For the past 25 years, Andrew has put heart and soul into his role as manager of the council’s Palace Theatre and Cultural Services. In doing so he has overseen the development of a successful, vibrant theatre and cultural offer that receives rave reviews from far afield. At Andrew’s core is a genuine passion and commitment to culture and the arts and the important role they play in enriching the lives of the communities he serves. Andrew Tucker This, I believe, acts as the source for the energy and enthusiasm that has driven him and the Palace team on over all these years.
Sadly however, it will soon be time for Andrew to exit stage left and retire. So on behalf of Mansfield District Council, the people of Mansfield, employees and patrons of the theatre and all the production companies, agents and cast you have worked with over the years, we wish you well for a long and fulfilled retirement. In this your final season, enjoy your final curtain call. Take your final bow, Mr Tucker – you’re a tough act to follow! David Evans Head of Health and Communities Mansfield District Council
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Regular visitors to the Palace Theatre will know that we take great pride in being an extremely well attended and well-used community resource and the programming reflects this excellent balance. I believe that the April to July 2020 season represents this tradition in an exemplary fashion!
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“Fantastic night at Mansfield Theatre with the family. Cinderella was amazing, the cast, the music were the best. We never stopped laughing and listening to my 8 year old granddaughter laughing out loud is what it is all about. Well done Mansfield we will be back next year”.
– Catherine Havenhand
SUNDAY 26 APRIL
SUNDAY 19 APRIL
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2.00pm and 6.00pm £20.70 Full / £18.70 Concs. / £73.80 Family of Four / Block Bookers 10+ £1 off / Block Bookers of 20+ £2 off Approx. 2hrs 20mins Palace Theatre, Main Stage
Join us for a fantastic all-new Easter pantomime version of The Wizard of Oz with Kansas farm-girl Dorothy and her pet dog Toto. This magical adventure is suitable for all ages. Watch in amazement as they are picked up by a tornado and carried off to the magical Land of Oz. With help from their new friends the Munchkins, they travel to the Emerald City where the great Wizard of Oz lives.
On their way they meet a Scarecrow who needs a brain, a Tin Man who wants a heart, and a Cowardly Lion who desperately needs courage. Will the wonderful Wizard of Oz be able to help them before the Wicked Witch of the West captures them in her dungeon? Come and join in the fun over the rainbow as Enchanted Entertainment present a wonderful Easter pantomime version of L. Frank Baum’s much-loved fairy tale. Packed with brilliant dance routines, well known pop songs, lots of audience participation and plenty of laughter for all the family!
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7.30pm £25.20 All Seats Approx. 2hrs 20mins Palace Theatre, Main Stage
Herman’s Hermits, are one of the biggest selling bands of the 60s, not just in the UK, but around the World. From their early beginnings, the band have chalked up 23 hit singles, 10 hit albums, appeared in 3 major movies and to date they have sold in excess of 75 million records worldwide. Hits include; There’s A Kind Of Hush, Silhouettes, Can’t You Hear My Heart Beat, Wonderful World, A Must To Avoid, Mrs Brown You’ve Gotta Lovely Daughter, and many more. Rolling Back The 60’s sees Herman’s Hermits embarking on their Solo 55th Anniversary Tour. An evening of nostalgia, song and laughter.
TUESDAY 5 MAY
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7.30pm £18.20 Full / £17.20 Concs. / £13.20 Child / £54.80 Family of Four / Schools £8.20 each / Pay Now Save Now: Save £2 if paid for by 28.3.20 Approx. 2hrs 30mins Palace Theatre, Main Stage
A gothic masterpiece of tempestuous passions and dark secrets, Jane Eyre tells the thrilling story of an orphan girl and her journey from a childhood of loneliness and cruelty to a life at Thornfield Hall and an unlikely relationship with the mysterious Mr Rochester. Falling in love, she gradually uncovers a hidden past to the gloomy, forbidding Thornfield Hall, a terrible secret that forces her to make a heart-wrenching choice. Don’t miss Blackeyed Theatre’s brand new stage adaptation of one of the greatest works of English fiction. Captivating, brooding and intensely powerful, Jane Eyre is a moving and unforgettable portrayal of one woman’s quest for equality and freedom, and lives as one of the great triumphs of storytelling.
WEDNESDAY 6 MAY
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TUESDAY 12 MAY
7.30pm £25.00 Full / £24.00 Concs. Approx. 2 hours 20 mins Palace Theatre, Main Stage
In this latest production, Lee Memphis King portrays Elvis Presley at his peak celebrating the iconic ‘Vegas Years’ from 1969 - 1977. Resplendent in the most authentic costumes from Elvis’s performance and an orchestra backing this incredible performer, prepare to be taken back in time to see Elvis in the way it was. This brand new production is dedicated entirely to the ‘Vegas Years’ when Elvis would perform in Las Vegas and tour throughout the US and Canada - the definitive record of these performances are contained in the films Elvis - That’s the Way It Is, Elvis On Tour and the Aloha from Hawaii concert.
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11.30am, 1.30pm and 4.30pm (relaxed performance) £6.70 Full / £5.45 Child 40 mins (no interval) Palace Theatre, Main Stage
Little Red Riding Hood is a kind and thoughtful little girl who loves her family. One day, on a visit to her grandmother, she meets a very hungry wolf in the forest who just wants something to eat. But is he really such a
LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD
big, bad wolf? Join Little Red on her adventure as she makes friends and discovers the importance of kindness. Retelling the classic fairytale with a Northern Ballet twist, Little Red Riding Hood is the perfect opportunity for your little ones to enjoy live ballet, music and theatre. With sell-out performances and a string of hugely successful CBeebies TV adaptations, Northern Ballet’s productions for children are not to be missed.
THURSDAY 14 AND FRIDAY 15 MAY
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7.30pm £27.20 All Seats Approx. 2hrs 10mins Palace Theatre, Main Stage
Prepare yourself for 40 back-to-back classic Motown hits, glittering costume changes, dazzling dance moves and outstanding musicianship in this explosive concert experience.
more, are sensationally recreated for you by an exceptionally talented cast and band. This breath-taking concert spectacular takes you on a musical journey through all your favourite songs, including; Ain’t No Mountain, Signed Sealed Delivered, Grapevine, Get Ready, Dancing In The Streets, My Girl, Blame It On The Boogie, Uptight, Endless Love, My Cherie Amor, All Night Long, Heatwave and many, many more.
Celebrate the sound of a generation as the timeless music of Marvin Gaye, Diana Ross, Stevie Wonder, The Temptations, The Supremes, The Four Tops, Martha Reeves, Jackson 5, Smokey Robinson and
TUESDAY 19 MAY Time: Tickets: Duration: Venue:
SENSE & SENSIBILITY
7.30pm £20.50 Full / £19.50 Concs. / £14.50 Child / £62.00 Family of Four Approx. 2hrs 20mins Palace Theatre, Main Stage
Join Ballet Theatre UK as they delve into the romantic world of Jane Austin with their classical adaptation of Sense and Sensibility. Following the lives of the Dashwood sisters, this full-length ballet explores the romantic twists and turns of society life in the late 18th Century. One is charmed by the goodness of a gent while the other is swept off her feet by a dashing and mysterious man. Torn between following the heart and head the girls experience love and heart break as they seek to find their place in society. Set to a glorious score, true to the era, this ballet holds the essence of a true period drama combining heart wrenching pas de deux and stunning classical ballet. Featuring striking costumes and set, inspired by iconic British artists of the era (Gainsborough/Turner) this production promises to be a highlight of the season.
WEDNESDAY 20 MAY Time: Tickets: Duration: Venue:
NEIL SANDS - LAND OF HOPE AND GLORY
2.00pm £14.70 Full / £13.70 Concs. Approx. 2hrs 20mins Palace Theatre, Main Stage
Neil Sands and his wonderful cast are back to coincide with the 75th anniversary of the end of The Second World War in Europe, VE Day 75. This patriotic and nostalgic afternoon is filled with marvellous and memorable songs, including a rousing
selection from Last Night of The Proms, old time singalongs, great British show tunes, and ever popular favourites from the 40s, 50s and 60s. Over two hours of timeless nostalgia, with sensational voices, more than 50 stunning costume changes, including a spectacular 1940s style VE Day party with enough bunting, flags and fun to light up the brightest stage, and a flag waving finale tribute to the veterans of the armed forces.
THURSDAY 21 MAY Time: Tickets: Duration: Venue:
7.30pm £25.00 Full / £23.00 Concs. Approx. 2hrs Palace Theatre, Main Stage
WHITNEY - QUEEN OF THE NIGHT Direct from The West End, experience the ultimate Whitney Houston tribute show. Described as “a powerhouse performance that delivers on every level…” the show takes audiences on a magical rollercoaster ride through three decades of nostalgic hits that include; I Wanna Dance With Somebody, One Moment In Time, I’m Every Woman, I Will Always Love You, My Love Is Your Love, So Emotional Baby, Run to You, Saving All My Love, How Will I Know, Million Dollar Bill, The Greatest Love Of All, and many more... Join us for an unmissable evening as we pay homage to the Queen of Pop with a sensational cast and a stunning live band.
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7.30pm £19.20 All Seats Approx. 2hrs 40mins Palace Theatre, Main Stage
LIVE/WIRE – THE AC/DC SHOW Live/Wire is the AC/DC Show. The hugely successful and unique six-man tribute to rock music’s greatest band AC/DC, complete with cannons, a wall of Marshalls’ and over two hours of high voltage Rock ‘n’ Roll in a show critically acclaimed for its closeness in look and sound to the real thing. All the classics from over forty years are there including Back in Black, Rosie, Highway to Hell and the songs keep on coming until the cannons fire ceremoniously to bring the evening to a superb crescendo.
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7.30pm £25.00 Full / £24.00 Concs. Approx. 2hrs 15mins Palace Theatre, Main Stage
THE SIMON & GARFUNKEL STORY Direct from a week long run in London’s West End at the Vaudeville Theatre, a sold out worldwide tour and standing ovations at every performance, The Simon & Garfunkel Story is back! Using huge projection photos, original film footage and a full live band performing all the hits including Mrs Robinson, Cecilia, Homeward Bound and many more.
“Fantastic” - Elaine Paige, BBC Radio 2 “Authentic and Exciting” - The Stage SUNDAY 24 MAY Time: Tickets: Duration: Venue:
7.00pm £22.20 All Seats Approx. 2hrs 20mins Palace Theatre, Main Stage
MSO - THE GLENN MILLER AND BIG BAND SPECTACULAR The music that filled the dancehalls during the 40s and 50s is brought to life by the Moonlight Serenade Orchestra UK. In The Mood, Moonlight Serenade, Pennsylvania 6-5000 and String of Pearls are just some of the numbers that shot band leader Glenn Miller to stardom. Pieces from other band leaders including Tommy Dorsey and Count Basie plus songs made famous by Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin are featured to take you down memory lane and start your feet tapping.
TUESDAY 26 MAY
WEDNESDAY 27 MAY
THURSDAY 28 MAY
FROM GOLD TO RIO Time: 3.00pm Tickets: £16.20 Full / £14.20 Concs. / £56.80 Family of Four Duration: Approx. 2hrs 20mins Venue: Palace Theatre, Main Stage Get ready to experience all your favourite pop divas as the greatest female stars of today appear on the same stage for the first time ever! The UK’s number one girl band, Little Mix kick off the show, then Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande, Katy Perry, Beyoncé and Rihanna all join in the fun for 2 hours of non-stop hits. There’s even an appearance from American YouTube teen sensation JoJo Siwa, making her Pop Divas Live! debut for 2020! Whether you’re a mum who listens on the radio or a little diva who watches on a tablet, we guarantee you’ll love every tune! There’s even a chance for four lucky little divas to join the stars live on stage! It doesn’t matter if you’re 4 or 64, don’t miss Pop Divas Live! the UK’s number 1 Pop Tribute!
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7.30pm Front Stalls & Balcony: £28.50 All Seats Rear Stalls: £24.50 All Seats Approx. 2hrs Palace Theatre, Main Stage
Jonathan Ansell (G4 Frontman) and Jai McDowall (Britain’s Got Talent winner) have joined forces to create a dramatic and spine-tingling concert. This vocally dynamic evening showcases smash-hit songs from the greatest musicals of all time, brought to you by two of the world’s finest voices. Come and immerse yourself into the world of musical theatre with classics from Les Miserables, Phantom of the Opera, Wicked, Jesus Christ Superstar, The Greatest Showman, Miss Saigon, Chess, We Will Rock You and many more.
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7.30pm £22.20 All Seats Approx. 2hrs 20mins Palace Theatre, Main Stage
Two of the UK’s most iconic bands will be brought to life in one power packed show! With over 20 top 10 hits, the show will feature 2 hours of non-stop classics including Gold, Rio, True, The Reflex, Through the Barricades, Save a Prayer to name a few… guaranteed to leave the audience shouting for more! So, if you’re a Duranie, a Spandie, a Wild Boy or a Soul Boy, then this is something you don’t want to miss!
Thank you to our amazing customers who donated over £6,200 to Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice through bucket collections at Cinderella.
WEDNESDAY 22 – SATURDAY 25 APRIL
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7.30pm £13.20 All Seats Approx. 2hrs 20mins Palace Theatre, Main Stage Suitable for ages 14yrs+ due to nature of content
A parody of Sesame Street, Avenue Q is a laugh-out-loud named musical that tells the story of a recent college graduate t all Princeton who moves into a shabby New York apartmen next girl (the Kate the way out on Avenue Q. There, he meets Lucy sexpert), internet (the Trekkie n), door), Rod (the Republica the Slut and other colourful types who help Princeton ﬁnally where discover his true purpose in life. Join us for an evening the internet is for porn and everyone’s a little bit racist!
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7.30pm £12.20 All Seats Block Bookers of 10+ Buy 10, get 11th free £45.80 Family of Four Approx. 2hrs 20mins Palace Theatre, Main Stage
New Youth Theatre are proud to present We Will Rock You. Featuring more than 20 hit Queen songs including Another One Bites the Dust, Bohemian Rhapsody, Killer Queen, We Will Rock You, Somebody To Love, We are the Champions, Don’t Stop Me Now and many more, the show follows two revolutionaries as they try to save rock ‘n’ roll in a post-apocalyptic world. In an age where algorithms predict our every preference, We Will Rock You is a musical for our time: a fist-pumping, foot-stomping anthem to individuality.
SUNDAY 10 MAY MANSFIELD MUSIC AND DRAMA FESTIVAL – FINAL CONCERT 2020 Time: Tickets: Duration: Venue:
WEDNESDAY 1 - SATURDAY 4 JULY
TUESDAY 16 – WEDNESDAY 17 JUNE
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a powerful, uplifting and Set in a women’s prison, Bad Girls is l, based on the award-winning raucously entertaining British musica drama. on televisi r and hugely popula ic bunch of women - prostitutes, Bad Girls introduces us to an anarch with a story to tell of lives left addicts, shoplifters, murderers - each ahead, and an entrenched old behind and dreams of a better future every hope. their dash to out officers guard of prison Stewart arrives at HMP Larkhall Idealistic new Wing Governor Helen finds a surprising ally and on a mission to reform the system and both face a ruthless adversary soulmate in cop killer Nikki Wade. But Helen’s job and will do wants who , Fenner Jim in corrupt Officer everything he can to undermine her.
Jim Fenner is implicated A tragic death on the wing - in which and when it’s clear that Helen unleashes an angry protest on the wing misdeeds, the race is on for all ’s Fenner stands to lose her job over common enemy.... the women to join forces against their
3.00pm £5.20 Full / £3.20 Child / £12.80 Family of Four Tickets available from 05.05.20 Approx. 2hrs 30mins Palace Theatre, Main Stage
The Mansfield Music and Drama Festival continues to attract some of the best local talent of all ages in the fields of music, singing, speech and drama from Mansfield and the surrounding area. The Festival takes place over a six day period with classes in every discipline of music, speech and drama. The culmination of the Festival is this Final Concert.
7.30pm £14.70 All Seats Approx. 2hrs 20mins Palace Theatre, Main Stage Suitable for ages 12yrs+ due to nature of content
The concert brings together the best of the winners from the Festival as well as the winners of the John Ogdon Scholarship which runs alongside the Music Festival. Prizes, trophies and bursaries will be awarded at the end of the concert.
EXPRESSIONS ACADEMY OF PERFORMING ARTS ANNUAL SHOWCASE
Saturday 6 – Sunday 7 June £14.20 Full / £12.20 Concs. Tickets available from 01.04.20
showcase Expressions Academy of Performing Arts present their 17th annual Students featuring full time students from their diploma and degree courses. theatre train at EPA in Mansfield from all around the UK. A full array of musical to perform on go Students present. and old musicals famous including excerpts them before in many West End shows and cruise liners around the world - catch this is we say ‘bon voyage’. Supported by the children of EPA part time school an unmissable evening of extreme talent.
Saturday 16 – Sunday 17 May
Devas Dance School
Friday 8 – Saturday 9 May
Spotlight Studios Tickets available From 01623 823174 From 01.03.20
Saturday 13 – Sunday 14 June
Excelsior Dance Studios
Tickets available From 07800 505535 From 11.04.20
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Tickets available from the theatre From 01.05.20
Thursday 18 June
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WEDNESDAY 13 - THURSDAY 14 MAY
TIDDLER THE PLAY by Julia Donaldson 7.00pm £4.00 Approx. 45 mins Studio, Palace Theatre Junior Youth Theatre Following the great success for our Live Forever, we are with their presentation of How To taking to the stage are group delighted that our youngest has been turned to present another famous book which author. l origina the into a play by about a small fish Julia Donaldson’s magnificent story demonstrates great who loves to tell big tales, Tiddler to come true? were tale a if what but ation imagin ed with the kind Tiddler The Play is being perform Axel Scheffler. permission of Julia Donaldon and
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JEKYLL AND HYDE by Evan Placey 7.30pm £7.00 (includes booking fee) Approx. 2 hrs Palace Theatre, Studio Suitable for 14yrs+ due to strong language and adult themes
y Chapter 4 – Mansfield Palace Theatre’s Young Compan takes up the challenge of this interesting fresh take on Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic tale. Following the death of Dr Jekyll, his wife takes up his work with new consequences. Victorian England’s of ‘civilised society’ lives side by side with the underworld Soho, while colliding with the present day in this thrilling and inventive relook at the Jekyll and Hyde theme. This amateur production of Jekyll and Hyde is presented arrangement with Nick Hern Books Ltd.
7.30pm £7.00 Approx. 1hr 45mins Create Theatre, Vision West Notts College Suitable for ages 12yrs+ due to nature of content and strong language.
Education @ Mansfield Palace and Vision West Nottinghamshire College Performing Arts Department present new short plays by four local writers, as part of the Write Track programme.
CHAPTER 4 PRESENTS …
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WEDNESDAY 1 - THURSDAY 2 JULY
Home by Ian Collinson focuses on Kerry returning home after a year at Uni and no contact with her parents. Nikki and Toby, both recovering from addictions, will do anything to get their child back in Serenity by Jack Burrows. In Colours of Conflict by Laurey Buckland, an artist is commissioned to paint a picture to commemorate World War I. Monsters by Mark Gale reveals how a criminal psychologist, Emma Butler, is helping David Carlisle address his crimes of rape and murder and in particular focuses on the case of ‘white socks’.
YOUTH THEATRE PRESENTS MANSFIELD JUNIOR INTERMEDIATE
THE PIRATES OF THE CURRY BEAN by Craig Hawes Time: Tickets: Duration: Venue:
7.00pm £6.00 Approx. 1hr 30mins Create Theatre, Vision West Notts
Theatre presents this fun, The Mansfield Palace Intermediate Youth waves! energised and farcical ride on the ocean a real treasure map and go on a Come with Jack and Liza as they find treasure. However, the infamous swashbuckling adventure in search of stolen the treasure map. Can and Mum their Redbeard has kidnapped reach the Island of Lumbago in they rescue her, get the map back and to find the treasure? first the be will Who ? the Sea of Sciatica script and many songs sure to With larger than life characters, a witty of great piratical style and fun. get your toes tapping, this a show full
suited to family and friends of the cast.
WEDNESDAY 22 – THURSDAY 23 APRIL
We suggest that youth theatre performances are best
WEDNESDAY 8 – THURSDAY 9 APRIL
We offer a range of activities from Youth Theatre, workshops and post show discussions Contact details: Christopher Neil, Education Manager Tel: 01623 412921 Email: cneil@mansf ield/gov.uk @EducAtThePalace f: Education at Mansfield Palace
Work in this schools’ year is supported by Mansfield Garage Doors and Mansfield Education
Foundation Charity No. 528260
Education @ Mansfield Palace and Inspire Youth Arts @ The Old Library invite you to join their primary and secondary school Forum for Mansfield and the surrounding areas. Contact the Education Manager for more information.
AGED 5 - 21yrs? INTERESTED IN DRAMA?
First session free!
Junior Youth Theatre (Drama & music) for 5-7 years Saturday 9.00am - 10.30am
Intermediate Group for 8-12 years Saturday 11.00am - 1.00pm Seniors group for 12-15 years Friday 6.00pm - 8.30pm Chapter 4 Mansfield Palace Theatre’s Young Company for 16-21 years Wednesday 6.00pm - 8.00pm Email: email@example.com Tel: 01623 412927 for an application pack or download it from the website.
VWNC Active Body Active Mind project
To download a Schools’ Pack visit:
https://www.m ansfieldpalac e.co.uk/ Education/S chools.aspx or contact the Education Ma nager.
Schools and nd Colleges es We offer curriculum-based urriculum-based workshops, including ‘Visit Your Theatre’ for Key Stages 1-4, 4, or we can build a bespoke project for you. Mansfield Palace is also an Arts ts Award Supporter. Post show talks are a great way to interact with the company directly. This is your opportunity to ask questions about the play, the directin g, the cast – anything! Conflicting Healing – Write Track shorts – See pg 14 Wednes day 22 April (at Create Theatre) with the dire ctor and cast members Jane Eyre – See pg 6 Tuesday 5 May (at the Palace Theatre ) with the cast members
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SINGALONGA BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY
7.30pm £16.00 All Seats Block Bookers: Buy 10 get 11th free Approx. 3hrs Palace Theatre, Main Stage Suitable for ages 12yrs+ due to nature of content
The smash hit film as you have never experienced it before. Celebrate Queen, their music, and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury. Our live host will warm up your voices in true Freddie Mercury style, teach you some iconic dance moves and show you how to use your interactive prop bags, then sit back and sing along with the on screen lyrics to Bohemian Rhapsody, Under Pressure and Somebody to Love, not forgetting the audience becoming part of the famous Live Aid concert. We guarantee to have you walking out feeling like the Champions of the World!
WEDNESDAY 3 JUNE Time: Tickets: Duration: Venue: Age Suitability:
7.30pm £19.50 Full / £18.50 Concs. Approx. 2hrs Palace Theatre, Main Stage Suitable for ages 16yrs+ due to nature of content
The company that has created a cult following around the UK with their brand of adult panto present their farcical adult comedy, Temptation in the Temple.
TEMPTATION IN THE TEMPLE Sadly, with Frigella’s well-meaning but charmingly stupid friend, Bimbus, things will never be straightforward, especially with the High Priestess, Virginia Creeper, suspicious of her every move! Don’t miss this hilarious evening of farcical confusion and outrageous innuendo that also contains mild audience participation!
At the Temple of Vesta, ‘celibacy’ is a way of life. However, for reluctant virgin, Frigella the Fulfiller, this means her only chance at ‘Shagamus’ is to escape to the Temple of Venus next door. A fool-proof plan is needed and this must be expertly implemented to avoid a nasty punishment.
“the girls had the audience in stitches throughout and rightly so.” – Choice Radio Worcester on the 2019 Roman Romp
THURSDAY 4 JUNE Time: Tickets: Duration: Venue: 16
7.30pm £21.00 Full / £20.00 Concs. Pay Now Save Now: Save £5 per ticket if booked and paid for by 04.04.20 Approx. 2hrs 20mins Palace Theatre, Main Stage
THE CURSE OF BLONDIE This fun show takes audiences through the journey of Blondie’s greatest hits. Recreating the key moments in her career with outrageous costumes and stunning vocal likeness. This high energy live production features hits such as Sunday Girl, Heart Of Glass and many more, including some of Debbie Harry’s favourite covers from David Bowie, Rolling Stones, T-Rex and Beastie Boys. With a powerhouse live band and lots of fun, this is a must see show for any fan.
TUESDAY 9 JUNE
FRIDAY 19 JUNE
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7.30pm £27.00 All Seats Pay Now Save Now: Save £2.00 per ticket if booked and paid for by 21.03.20 Approx. 1hr 50mins Palace Theatre, Main Stage Suitable for ages 14yrs+ due to nature of content
From the writers of the hit comedy Hormonal Housewives, Girls Just Wanna Have Fun is the brand new musical comedy show that does exactly what it says on the tin.
7.30pm £23.20 Full / £22.20 Concs. Pay Now Save Now: Save £3.00 per ticket if booked and paid for by 28.03.20 Approx. 2hrs 20mins Palace Theatre, Main Stage
Join the star cast of refreshingly honest and unreserved girls on a riotous evening of sketches and classic pop anthems that define being a 21st Century woman. Take a no-holds-barred comedy romp through everything life throws at a modern day woman - dating, relationships, break-ups, fashion, dieting, chocolate, more dieting, sex, going out, staying in, wine, more wine and of course, men. All are thrown under the microscope of uproarious dissection - no subject is too taboo!
The Rolling Stones have dominated rock ‘n’ roll music since the 1960s and were at the forefront of the British invasion of bands that conquered America. They’ve recorded some of the most phenomenal rock ‘n’ roll songs of all time and you can now relive all the classic hits in this high energy concert celebrating songs including Satisfaction, Jumpin’ Jack Flash, Honky Tonk Woman, Brown Sugar and Start Me Up - to name just a few!
Get involved and come along to channel your inner diva because Girls Just Wanna Have Fun!
Come along and experience a truly authentic Rolling Stones spectacle, complete with an awesome production, the finest musicians and the world’s number one Mick Jagger lookalike in Paul Ashworth.
Access for All Everyone is welcome at Mansfield Palace Theatre and our Front of House team is available to assist patrons as required. Please note that wheelchair spaces and companion seats are not available to book online, and must be booked via the Box Office. Hearing Loop
Wheelchair spaces We have up to seven spaces on a first come, first served basis with companion seats available next to most of these spaces. Please specify your requirements at the time of booking.
Carers Discount Production contracts permitting, a discount of 50% will be issued to carers of
registered disabled patrons. Please ask the Box Office for an Essential Companion Scheme Application Form.
Assistance Dogs Are welcome and water is provided upon request. Disabled Parking Designated parking is currently available on Toothill Lane and in Toothill Road car parks. Some spaces are available on Toothill Lane itself.
Signed Performances We always accommodate two Sign Language Interpreted performances
within our professional pantomime.
Relaxed Performances We always accommodate one relaxed performance within our
professional pantomime and with Northern Ballet’s Short Ballet’s for Small People. A separate quiet space is made available with comfortable cushions and quiet activities are available.
A large print version of this brochure is available upon request. For our Younger Patrons Breastfeeding friendly We are a breastfeeding friendly venue. If you prefer privacy, please ask the Front of House team. Baby changing There are facilities in the accessible toilet in the foyer. Babies in the Auditorium Up to one year old, your baby can sit on your lap for free. Toddlers Aged one year and older, your child must have a purchased seat allocated alongside you. Booster Cushions Customers may bring their own booster cushion or car seat, with permission from the Front of House Manager. These MUST be removed in the event of an evacuation. Pushchairs Pushchairs and buggies can be stored in Groucho’s at your own risk. However, space is limited.
Theatre Tokens are unique gift vouchers, accepted at more than 240 venues nationwide. Buy them from the Mansfield Palace Theatre box office or online from TheatreTokens.com
Under 14s Under the age of 14 years old, you must be accompanied by an adult to be allowed into the auditorium.
If it’s just too much…
If the Theatre experience is just too much for your little one, quiet activities are available from the Front of House team. We are relying on parents being responsible to remove their child from the auditorium if he / she becomes upset so as not to spoil the enjoyment of others.
Booking with us
How to Book
In Person Theatre Box Office, Palace Theatre, Leeming Street, Mansfield, Notts. NG18 1NG.
Visa / Mastercard / Maestro and Delta accepted. Tickets can be posted 2nd class up to 7 days prior to an event for 80p. Within 7 days of an event, tickets can be collected from the Box Office. Online Available 24/7 by visiting www.mansfieldpalace.co.uk. The online booking fee is mostly an external charge and is not all retained by the Theatre.
Conditions of Purchase
The management reserves the right to: Make alterations to the advertised cast and programme without prior notice Refuse admission Provide alternative seats to those purchased
• Latecomers may not be admitted until a suitable break in the performance. You will be asked to sit in the nearest available seat at the back of the Theatre. • Photographic, audio and video recording is strictly forbidden. This includes mobile phones. • During the performance, please ensure that all mobile devices are switched off. • Refunds can only be offered if we have made a mistake or if a performance has been cancelled. We will only undertake the re-sale of tickets for sold out performances. • Exchanges can be made up to 48 hours prior to the performance date. Tickets can be exchanged for an alternative performance or for a different production in this Theatre. A £4.00 administration fee will be charged.
Concessionary Rates Where available, these apply to a person who is: • Aged 16 or under or aged 60+ • A student in full time education • In receipt of unemployment benefits • A Mansfield District Leisure Trust card holder • Proof of eligibility may be required and cannot be applied retrospectively.
Discounts • A discount of 50% is available for carers of registered disabled patrons where production companies permit this. Please complete the Essential Companion Scheme application form, available from the Box Office. • No last minute discounts are offered by the Theatre directly.
• £1.20 per ticket is charged on all professional productions booked via the Box Office and Online. • 20p per ticket is charged on all amateur, dance school and educational performances booked via the Box Office. However, the £1.20 online booking fee still applies.
Mansfield Palace Theatre reserves the right to vary the programme if deemed necessary and apologises for any inconvenience this may cause. All information correct at the time of going to print (February 2020).
By Telephone Call the Box Office on 01623 633133 during opening hours 10.00am – 5.30pm, Monday to Friday and to 1.30pm on Saturdays. For up to date hours according to shows, please visit the website.
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