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The Little Theatre with BIG ENTERTAINMENT

Summer Season 2017

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WELCOME TO A BUMPER SUMMER SEASON There are a host of exciting productions coming your way this summer and we’re sure you’ll find numerous fantastic shows to keep you entertained over the coming months. This new season contains the best the entertainment world has to offer! We’ve got a fantastic line-up of comedy featuring JASPER CARROTT in JASPER CARROTT’S STAND UP AND ROCK, a spoof look at Game of Thrones in GRAEME OF THRONES, followed by COUNT ARTHUR STRONG in THE SOUND OF MUCUS, for those of you who like their comedy non pc then ROY CHUBBY BROWN returns and to top the season off, deadpan comedian, RICH HALL calls in on his HOEDOWN TOUR. Our season of summer stars includes AN AUDIENCE WITH MARTIN KEMP, the many impressions of JOE LONGTHORNE, Crissy Rock, Frazer Hines and Billy Pearce appear in a brand new musical play SERIOUSLY DEAD packed full with laugh out loud comedy, TOYAH WILLCOX will be performing her ACOUSTIC, UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL STORIES AND SONGS and to finish the season an evening with boxing legend FRANK BRUNO MBE. For music lovers we have a huge range of performances featuring the likes of THE SIMON AND GARFUNKEL STORY, SIMPLY MORE RED, MORE LOVED TOUR - A TRIBUTE TO SIMPLY RED. SOMEONE LIKE YOU - THE ADELE SONG BOOK an immaculate celebration of one of our generations finest singers and for Neil Diamond fans we have DIAMOND – THE ULTIMATE TRIBUTE. If you fancy a scare join us in the Palace Studio and see the popular Don’t Go into the Cellar’s MORBID CURIOSITIES and allow the ghouls of the nineteenth-century to crawl from their crypts, as we show how the female of the species can be even deadlier than the male! For local talent THE HARLEQUINS present PETER PAN THE MUSICAL while our very own Palace Youth Theatre presents the RSC version of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST!

With something to suit everyone’s taste, we look forward to providing you the best entertainment and welcoming you through our doors as spring turns to summer and the nights draw out... If you’ve not tried it yet our new online booking system is the easiest way to purchase tickets 24 hours a day, go to www.redditchpalacetheatre.co.uk and register today! By joining our email list you will receive all our latest brochures and promotional offers on shows while also helping the theatre remain green and more cost effective.

Tim Mackrill, Theatre Manager. Box Office Opening Hours Non Performance Days MONDAY - CLOSED TUESDAY - WEDNESDAY 10.00am - 5.30pm THURSDAY - FRIDAY 10.00am - 6.00pm SATURDAY - 12.00pm - 6.00pm SUNDAY - CLOSED

Performance Days MONDAY - 6.00pm - 8.00pm TUESDAY - FRIDAY - 10.00am - 8.00pm SATURDAY - 12.00pm - 8.00pm SUNDAY - 6.00pm - 8.00pm

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Just Dance Redditch Has Talent The Counterfeit Seventies

JULY Tue 4th Thur 6th Fri 7th Sat 8th Thur 13th - Sat 15th Thur 20th Fri 21st Mon 31st - Fri 11th Aug

Choirs Connected Diamond - The Ultimate Tribute Audience With Frank Bruno MBE CBeebies’ Mister Maker and The Shapes Live PYT Beauty and the Beast Forbidden Nights Talon - The Best of the Eagles 20th Anniversary Tour Musical in Two Weeks - Disney’s Aladdin Jnr

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE AUTUMN SEASON DEC Wed 6th - Sun 31st

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JUNE

Bringing On Back the 60’s Ballet UK - Alice In Wonderland Elevenses with Bob Gessey Graeme of Thrones Count Arthur Strong - The Sound of Mucus Roy Chubby Brown The Magic of Medieval Music Peter Pan - The Musical Cinema Live Jacques Brel - A Life a Thousand Times Rich Hall’s Hoedown Toyah Willcox - Acoustic, Up Close and Personal Stories and Songs

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Tue 2nd Poetry Slam Wed 3rd Elevenses with Nicky Moran Thur 4th An Audience with Martin Kemp Fri 5th Lisa Live - Spirit Connections Fri 5th Steve Henn - Work in Progress Sat 6th Wonderwoman - The Naked Truth Wed 10th - Sat 13th Jasper Carrott’s Stand Up and Rock Fri 12th Red Shoes Sat 13th Morbid Curiosities Wed 17th Joe Longthorne Thur 18th The Simon and Garfunkel Story Fri 19th An Audience with Ian Waite and Natalie Lowe - Somewhere in Time Sat 20th Simply More Red, More Loved Tour, A tribute to Simple Red Wed 24th The Faaaaabulous Ceri Dupree Show Fri 26th Seriously Dead Fri 26th Ship of Fools Sat 27th Someone Like You - The Adele Song Book Sat 27th Ella Celebrating 100 Years Tue 30th Milkshake Live! - The Magic Story Book

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LIVE EVENTS

Main House Tuesday 2nd May : 7.00pm (RT Not Yet Known)

POETRY SLAM This live final is the culmination of a poetry slam project involving Middle Schools from Worcestershire, which has seen young people trying to find out “who has the X Factor” … but in a poetic kind of way. Tickets £7.00* and £5.00* (disc) *inclusive of booking fee £1 per ticket up to a maximum of £4 Age: Suitable for all.

Bar Lounge Wednesday 3rd May 10.30am and 2.30pm (RT 1 hour 15 mins approx)

ELEVENSES AND EVERYTHING STOPS FOR TEA Nicky Moran (beautiful Soprano voice) sings songs from the shows. Join us for tea and cake plus some live entertainment in the Bar Lounge, where you will be greeted and provided with elevenses and entertained with a selection of music and sing-a-long songs. So join in the fun.

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Tickets £8.00* *inclusive of booking fee £1.00 per ticket up to a maximum of £4 Age: Suitable for all

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Like gladiators to the coliseum … they come to wage a war of words. Some gladiators will fall … and some will emerge victorious with a jolly nice trophy, a pat on the head from teacher and no detentions for at least a week.


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Main House Thursday 4th May : 7.30pm (RT 1 hour 50 mins approx. including interval)

AN AUDIENCE WITH MARTIN KEMP Join us for an up close and personal evening of conversation with Martin Kemp. Martin Kemp is an actor, musician and occasional TV presenter. He has played bass in Spandau Ballet since 1979. Martin appeared with his brother Gary in the 1990’s film ‘The Krays’ and as the villainous Steve Owen in Eastenders. In this up close night Martin will be discussing his life in the public eye and answering audience questions. Tickets £26.00* and £41.00* (VIP TICKET) *inclusive of booking fee £1 per ticket up to a maximum of £4. Age: Suitable for all


LISA LIVE SPIRIT CONNECTIONS

Born in Redditch, Lisa was discovered by American TV host and media magnate Merv Griffin and introduced to audiences through two seasons of her own hit show, Lisa Williams: Life Among the Dead, along with Voices from the Other Side and Lisa Williams Live. She has also appeared on many other TV shows, including Keeping Up With The Kardashians, Anderson Cooper, Oprah, The Ricki Lake Show and Good Morning America. Tickets : Standard £26.00* Band B £22.00* (back four rows of the circle) Band A £46.00* (meet and greet 6.00pm + premium stalls seats) *inclusive of booking fee £1.00 per ticket up to a maximum of £4 Age: Suitable for all Hirer Production

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Lisa Williams is a world-renowned medium and clairvoyant with an amazing ability to communicate with those who have passed on to the other side.

LIVE EVENTS

Main House Friday 5th May : 7.30pm (RT Not Yet Known )

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Palace Studio Friday 5th May : 7.45pm (RT 1 hour 50 mins approx. including interval)

STEVE HENN - WORK IN PROGRESS Steve Henn is no stranger to the world of standup comedy and magic and it’s all systems go in this non-stop evening of intimate storytelling, comedy and magic. We find out about the legend that is Steve Henn: his life, his loves and even his brief encounter of the third kind. This is no normal stand up show. Steve takes us on a journey from his first public performance to his first ever sell out show….. hopefully.

Come along and relax in a warm, friendly atmosphere where nothing is taboo and everything is permitted. Tickets £8.00* *inclusive of booking fee £1 per ticket up to a maximum of £4. Age Suitable for 14+

Steve Henn the magician has had them rolling with mirth in Merthyr Tydfil, seen them rolling in the aisles on the Isle of White, and unfortunately won’t be invited back to Shitterton any time soon. Yes, it is an actual place.

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Palace Studio Friday 6th May : 7.30pm (RT 55 mins approx. no interval) notnow collective present

WONDERWOMAN THE NAKED TRUTH

By Kristina Gavran and Tina Hofman One big project. Two ambitious women. Mothers to several small kids. No bed-time routine. But the show must go on. Meeting a parent you envy. Meeting a parent you want to slap in the face. Vowing never to have kids (or at least not to have any more). Feeling understanding and tolerant. Being extremely protective over the rare moments of silence. Experiencing tantrums in the most unsuitable places. Whether having kids or not we invite you to join us in probing the 21st Century parenthood. Witness the two worlds ultimately colliding.

How do we discuss sex in front of the sandpit, write a book whilst the restless toddler dismantles the house, or arrange a hot date whilst playing Lego? To work or not to work, that is the question? Our ambition did not disappear when we had kids. It is ever-present, and often in conflict: they both fight for our attention. Can we sooth our babies and our ambition? Because, whether a parent or not, we all have an opinion… Tina Hofman and Kristina Gavran are both Croatian artists with long-term Birmingham addresses. They co-founded notnow Collective hoping to look into family, parenthood and work-home subjects in a challenging, highly visual and immersive way. Tickets £10.00* and £8.00* (disc) *inclusive of booking fee £1 per ticket up to a maximum of £4.00 Age: Suitable for 16+


JASPER CARROTT’S STAND UP & ROCK

So do not miss this unique show that gives the opportunity to see and hear great legendary artistes belt out a night of fantastic songs and Jasper back where he belongs……making us laugh!!

LIVE EVENTS

Main House Wednesday 10th - Saturday 13th May : 7.30pm (RT 2 hours 20 mins approx. including interval)

….“truly a night to remember……”

Stand Up & Rock is back….The 2017 tour will see the legendary Jasper Carrott back with a new stand up show before introducing his musical compatriots that have been ‘rockin’ audiences all over the world. Bev Bevan, as well as being Jasper’s mate has rock star credentials that most dream of… founding member of The Move and ELO Bev’s band are one of the finest around. Joining them are Geoff Turton from the Rockin Berries and Suzi Woo.

….”An absolute blast of a night out”….. Tickets £31.00* *inclusive of booking fee £1 per ticket up to a maximum of £4 Age: Suitable for all

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JASPER CARROTT - BEV BEVAN - GEOFF TURTON Phil Tree - Tony Kelsey - Abby Brant and introducing Suzi Woo.

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Palace Studio Friday 12th May 7.45pm (RT 2 hours 20 mins approx. including interval )

RED SHOES When Red Shoes last played the Palace Studio in 2016, Ross Crawford, Editor, Redditch Standard wrote: ‘‘A brilliant gig by one of the best folk bands on the circuit.’’ And Red Shoes are exactly that! With chiming acoustic guitars, soaring vocals and a superb catalogue of original songs, which has seen them become a firm favourite on the folk scene. The song writing of Carolyn and Mark Evans lies at the heart of their success, with tracks covered by the legendary Fairport Convention and Emmylou Harris. Recently commissioned by Worcester Council to write

two songs about the nostalgic recollections of local townsfolk in both Stourport and Droitwich, for the “Lending An Ear” project, the songs have become favourites at The Hive in Worcester. With two critically acclaimed albums to their name, which have included such folk luminaries as Dave Pegg, Ric Sanders & Dave Swarbrick, they are currently recording their third album due for a May 2017 release. The band has shared stages with and supported amongst others: The Strawbs; Fotheringay; Iain Matthews; Pentangle and Show of Hands. Tickets £12.00* and £11.00* (disc) *inclusive of booking fee £1 per ticket up to a maximum of £4 Age: Suitable for all

Palace Studio Saturday 13th May : 7.45pm (RT 2 hours 20 mins approx. including interval) Don’t Go into the Cellar present

‘MORBID CURIOSITIES QUEENS OF VICTORIAN HORROR’ Be chilled by the Queens of Victorian horror fiction with our theatrical portmanteau of vintage blood-curdlers! This original stage thriller features all-new adaptations of “The Yellow Wallpaper”, “The Old Nurse’s Story” and “John Charrington’s Wedding”. Allow the ghouls of the nineteenth-century to crawl from their crypts, as we show how the female of the species can be even deadlier than the male...

Morbid Curiosities: Queens of Victorian Horror celebrates some of the finest gothic literature from female authors of the 19th Century. A unique adaptation featuring a female duo, multi-role play, sound effects and atmospheric lighting. A truly chilling and claustrophobic production! “Twisted Jackanory... Designed to scare!” Tickets £12.00* and £10.00* (disc rate) *inclusive of booking fee £1 per ticket up to a maximum of £4 Age: Suitable 12+


LIVE EVENTS

Main House Wednesday 17th May : 7.30pm (RT 2 hours 30 mins approx. including interval)

JOE LONGTHORNE With Gold and Platinum albums to his name and with records sales in the region of 10 million, Joe is up there with the best of them!» Tickets £22.00* *inclusive of booking fee £1 per ticket up to a maximum of £4. Age: Suitable for all.

Main House Thursday 18th May : 7.30pm (RT 2 hours 20 mins approx. including interval)

THE SIMON AND GARFUNKEL STORY Direct from it’s success in London’s West End, a SOLD OUT UK tour and standing ovations at every performance, The Simon & Garfunkel Story is back! Using huge projection photos and original film footage, this celebration also features a full live band performing all the hits including ‘Mrs Robinson’, ‘Cecilia’, ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’, ‘Homeward Bound’ and many more. Get your tickets fast as this is an evening not to be missed!

‘‘Fantastic” - Elaine Paige, BBC Radio 2. ‘‘Authentic and Exciting” - The Stage www.thesimonandgarfunkelstory.com Tickets £19.00* and £18.00* (disc) *inclusive of booking fee £1 per ticket up to a maximum of £4 Age: Suitable for all

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TV and Recording star Joe Longthorne returns to the Palace Theatre, Redditch in 2017. Joe will be joined on stage with his sensational live band and special guest artist. Come and join Joe as he takes you on a rollercoaster of songs and impressions including Shirley Bassey, Tom Jones, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and his incredible impression of Sammy Davis Jr , all delivered with 100% accuracy! 

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Main House Friday 19th May : 7.30pm (RT Not Yet Known)

wonderful moments, with lots of laughs and stories along the way.

AUDIENCE WITH IAN WAITE AND NATALIE LOWE SOMEWHERE IN TIME

The pro-pairing have been on our screens for 8 years on the hit BBC show and are best known for their high intensity performances. Ian and Natalie have become family favourites, as they have always pushed the boundaries of dance to bring the best out of their celebrity couple.

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Ian and Natalie will deliver a night you will remember forever Strictly’s favourite couple are back with a bang after their first successful UK tour. Ian and Natalie have developed a whole new show with newly choreographed routines of their favourite Ballroom and Latin dances. New music developed to accompany these dances and give you a feel good factor with pure romance. The dance showcase spectacular will give full on entertainment with a romantic feel and will transport you away to a place of

On the night they will dance a mix of Ballroom and Latin with fun filled entertainment and close up history of all things related to their life. This is a show not to be missed! Tickets £26* and £24.50* (disc) Show Ticket + Meet and Greet after the show: £46.00* *inclusive of booking fee £1 per ticket up to a maximum of £4 Age: Suitable for all

Main House Saturday 20th May : 8.00pm (RT 2 hours approx. including interval)

SIMPLY MORE RED UK’s Number 1 Simply Red Tribute Band ‘Simply More Red’ travels all over the UK and Europe with their show and have quality reviews from every performance. Recently, they had the privilege of performing for ‘Simply Red’ themselves and having the comments of “As close to the real Simply Red as it gets” and “keep doing us proud” are the endorsements they can be very proud of and it’s also a testament to the quality of their concert.

A sell out show every time so book your tickets early! www.simplymorered.co.uk www.facebook.com/simplymorered www.twitter.com/simplymorered Tickets: £17.00* *inclusive of booking fee £1 per ticket up to a maximum of £4. Age: Suitable for all


THE FAAAABULOUS CERI DUPREE SHOW

“Dupree storms the stage with style, wit, glamour, and a pace that leaves you amazed.” (TIME OUT.) “Slick and saucy, rude and risqué, fun and fantastic.” (LEICESTER MERCURY.) “I’ve seen hundreds of men dress up as women over the years, most of them disastrously so. A handful of them get this particular art form right,Ceri Dupree is one of that handful.” (THE TIMES) Tickets £18.50* *inclusive of booking fee £1 per ticket up to a maximum of £4 Age: Suitable for 18+

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The FAAAAAAABULOUS Ceri Dupree is back on the road with his One Man, 21 woman show. Presenting a glamorous evening of hysterical comedy, amazing vocal impersonations and jaw dropping, eye popping costumes. You could meet Adele, Cher, Joan Collins, Lady Ga Ga, Bjork, Shirley Bassey, Camilla and even the Queen!  Ceri brings them all lovingly to life with a touch of Las Vegas class rarely seen in the UK today. Early booking for this is strongly advised!!

LIVE EVENTS

Main House Wednesday 24th May : 7.30pm (Rt Not Yet Known)

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Main House Friday 26th May : 7.30pm (RT Not Yet Known)

SERIOUSLY DEAD

STARRING CRISSY ROCK (Benidorm and I’m A Celebrity) FRAZER HINES (Emmerdale and Doctor Who) LEAH BELL BILLY PEARCE PAUL DUNN When small time crook Albert Blunderstone returns home to attend a funeral, a chain of events is set in motion which places the lives of Betty, Albert, Billy and the local Undertaker Tristan de Winter on a path which leads towards the “Pearly Gates” and a disgruntled Angel-in-Waiting named Thelma Henderson. “Seriously Dead” is a brand new musical play and a definite “laugh out loud” comedy combining a terrific musical score with a cleverly written plot which blends drama, comedy, pathos and farce into one hilarious night at the theatre. Check out their Facebook page “Seriously Dead” to see what audiences think and find us on twitter @Seriously Dead16. Tickets £22.00* *inclusive of booking fee £1 per ticket up to a maximum of £4. Age Suitable for all


LIVE EVENTS

Palace Studio Friday 26th May : 7.45pm (RT 2 hour 20 mins approx. including interval)

SHIP OF FOOLS COMEDY

Tickets £10.00* *inclusive of booking fee £1 per ticket up to a maximum of £4. Age: Suitable for 16+. Hirer production.

Main House Saturday 27th May : 7.30pm (RT 2 hours 20 mins approx. including interval)

SOMEONE LIKE YOU - THE ADELE STORY Touring UK theatres for the very first time, Someone Like You (The Adele Songbook) is an immaculate celebration of one of our generation’s finest singer-songwriters. Hand-picked by Adele herself on Graham Norton’s BBC ADELE Special, the outstanding Katie Markham has the show-stopping voice and captivating charisma to deliver all your favourite Adele hits in an enthralling concert performance.

The show faithfully recreates the magic of the three record-breaking albums 19, 21 and 25 - including Chasing Pavements, Make You Feel My Love, Set Fire to the Rain, Someone Like You, Hello, Rolling In The Deep and the multi-million seller Skyfall. Someone Like You will take you on a soulstirring journey from break up to make up! Website: www.someonelikeyou.co.uk Tickets £20.00* *inclusive of booking fee £1 per ticket up to a maximum of £4. Age: Suitable for all

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A club with regular shows around the Midlands and beyond, Ship of Fools now arrives in Worcs. Specialising in the best of rising comedy talent, you can expect a wide and varied bill of acts and when you see them on the TV you can say that you saw them here first! Compere Alan Seaman is an experienced hand to get the night going.

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Palace Studio Saturday 27th May : 7.45pm (RT 2 hours 20 mins approx. including interval)

ELLA CELEBRATING 100 YEARS

Jazz vocalist Annette Gregory is bringing her show celebrating the music of Ella Fitzgerald - 100 years Annette reflects on Ella’s career and the songs that made Ella Fitzgerald one of the greatest icons of jazz and gave her the title ‘The First Lady of Song’.

Annette Gregory is a jazz singer who is blessed with incredible vocal tones that are rich, smooth and full of soul. “A voice like velvet” – Sandy Letham Abbey Radio Tickets £11.00* *inclusive of booking fee £1 per ticket up to a max of £4. Age: Suitable 12+

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Main House Tuesday 30th May : 12pm & 4.00pm (RT Not Yet Known)

MILKSHAKE ! LIVE THE MAGIC STORY BOOK Starring Milkshake! favourites Bob the Builder, Little Princess, Noddy, Fireman Sam, Shimmer & Shine, Pip from Pip Ahoy!, Winnie and Wilbur, Wissper, Milkshake’s very own Milkshake! Monkey and two Milkshake! presenters, this all singing, all dancing, musical masterpiece, will take audiences on a journey through the world’s favourite fairy tales. Set amongst Milkshake’s magical bookcase, this brand new live show is sure to amaze and delight!  The Milkshake! cast will be singing songs and sharing stories that audience members, young and old, will know and love.

* The Milkshake Live show will feature 2 milkshake! Presenters. Jen, Derek, Kemi, Amy, Olivia, Curtis and Sita may only appear at certain venues. © Channel 5 Broadcasting Limited 2017. All Rights Reserved. ©2017 DreamWorks Distribution Limited. All Rights Reserved. Bob the Builder™©2017 Hit Entertainment Limited and Keith Chapman. Fireman Sam™©2017 Prism Art & Design Limited. “Little Princess” derived from the television series by The Illuminated Film Company and based upon the books by Tony Ross (published by Andersen Press). © 2017 The Illuminated Film Company. All Rights Reserved. © CHF Pip! Plc 2013-2016, All Rights Reserved. © Wissper LTD. ©Winduna Enterprises Ltd. 2017. © 2017 Viacom International Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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BRINGING ON BACK THE 60’S

Main House Saturday 3rd June : 7.30pm (RT 1 hour 50 mins approx including interval) Ballet UK present

ALICE IN WONDERLAND Come with Alice on a magical adventure as she tumbles into Wonderland! Guided by the White Rabbit, Alice meets some astonishing characters, including the Mad Hatter, the Queen of Hearts, a studious caterpillar and those mischievous twins, Tweedledum and Tweedledee.

Basing his ballet on Lewis Carroll’s much-loved children’s books, Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass, Ballet Theatre UK’s Artistic Director Christopher Moore has created a captivating piece, brimming with wit, humour and charm. With its whimsical flights of the imagination, eclectic music and joyful dance, Alice in Wonderland is delightful entertainment for all ages. Tickets £18.00* , £17.00* (senior) and £13.00* (Children under 16) *inclusive of booking fee £1 per ticket up to a maximum of £4. Age: Suitable for all Hirer Production

Tickets £20.00* *inclusive of booking fee £1 per ticket up to a maximum of £4 Age; Suitable for all.

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The hottest ticket in town has just arrived at your theatre. BRINGING ON BACK THE 60’S STARRING THE NEW AMEN CORNER with very special guest’s 60’s icon’s MIKE d’ABO from MANFRED MAN and the legendary CHRIS FARLOWE, who was number 1 for 13 weeks with Out Of Time when England won the world cup in 1966.

Join us for a fantastic evening with Europe’s leading 60s revivalists, as they perform 2 hours of the million selling hit’s from the most prolific decade in musical history that was the 1960s.

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Main House Friday 2nd June : 7.30pm (RT 2 hours 20 mins approx. including interval)

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Bar Lounge Wednesday 7th June 10.30am and 2.30pm (RT 1 hour 15 mins approx)

ELEVENSES AND EVERYTHING STOPS FOR TEA

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Bob Gessey sings Country music and 60’s hits

Join us for tea and cake plus some live entertainment in the Bar Lounge, where you will be greeted and provided with elevenses and entertained with a selection of music and sing-a-long songs. So join in the fun. Booking is essential as numbers to the sessions is limited.

Tickets £8.00* *inclusive of booking fee £1.00 per ticket up to a maximum of £4 Age: Suitable for all

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Main House Wednesday 7th June : 7.30pm (RT Not Yet Known)

GRAEME OF THRONES In this critically-acclaimed theatrical journey through the Seven Kingdoms, avid ‘Thrones’ fan Graeme just wants to recreate his favourite fantasy saga on stage. He doesn’t quite have the same budget as the TV show, or as many cast members, or the performance skills required, but he’s sure George RR Martin would approve - and that’s what matters. But when news reaches him that an influential theatrical producer is in the building, Graeme decides that this could be his big break - as long as nothing goes wrong... Having started life in London’s West End, the show has since been seen around

the world with sold out shows in Australia, Canada and the USA. In 2017 the production takes on a world tour giving Westeros fans everywhere the chance to see why Time Out described it as ‘a must for any Game Of Thrones fan’, what caused a woman in Norwich to vomit into her purse, and why it was banned from performing in Malaysia. Created by a team of some of the UK’s top comedy writers, Graeme Of Thrones is an original and un-authorized parody on the international phenomenon that is Game Of Thrones. A treat for fans and an introduction for the unenlightened. See it before the inevitable lawsuit. Tickets £19.00* * inclusive of booking fee £1 per ticket up to a maximum of £4 Age: Suitable for 16+


Using stories and other things that are secret, Count Arthur Strong, showbiz legend, pays tribute to one of the best musicals he can remember. Uniquely recreating the salient and poignant moments for your enjoyment. Plus something else. Don’t miss this amazing event. Tickets £21.00* *inclusive of booking fee £1 per ticket up to a maximum of £4. Age: Suitable 14+

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COUNT ARTHUR STRONG : THE SOUND OF MUCUS

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Main House Thursday 8th June : 8.00pm (RT Not Yet Known) Komedia Entertainment and Live Nation Presents

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Main House Friday 9th – Saturday 10th June : 7.30pm (RT 2 hours approx. including interval)

ROY CHUBBY BROWN Chubby doesn’t hold back from sharing his outlandish views, sailing close to the mark, even the most seasoned of fans will be left gob-smacked! As politically incorrect as ever this live performance is the only place to catch the flamboyant comedian.

If easily offended please stay away! Tickets £21.00* *inclusive of booking fee £1 per ticket up to a maximum of £4. Age: Suitable 18+ Warning contains adult content !

Palace Studio Friday 9th June : 7.45pm (RT 2 hours 20 mins approx. including interval)

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THE MAGIC OF MEDIEVAL MUSIC IAN PITTAWAY: MEDIEVAL HARPS, VOICE, GITTERN, LUTE, KOBOZ

Ian Pittaway, historical music performer on stage and TV (The Night Watch, Horrible Histories, The White Princess), will take you on a journey through the songs, tunes and stories of the middle ages. Hear a Spanish song about a miraculous pork chop; 13th century English songs about the weather (what else?); a Christmas hit for Mike Oldfield by a medieval monk who wore brass tacks in his underpants; a Canterbury Tales tune; medieval dances; the crossover between folk music and medieval music; and much more, sung in modern and Middle English and played on medieval instruments: harp, bray harp, gittern, lute and koboz.

With some joining-in choruses (if you’re willing) and an opportunity to see medieval musical instruments close-up, this is an evening for peasants or gentry of any age, suitable for the curious novice and medieval initiates alike. “Ian engages the audience … an object lesson in talking about the songs in an entertaining way.” ~ Warwick Folk Club “Beautiful set … a brilliant performance enthusiastically presented by a master musician to an appreciative and attentive audience that, quite simply, loved it. Wonderful.” ~ Folk at the Fold www.ipmusic.org.uk Tickets £9.50* *inclusive of booking fee £1 per ticket up to a maximum of £4 Age: Suitable for all


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PETER PAN MUSICAL

Book, music and lyrics by Piers Chater-Robinson Based on the novel by J.M. Barrie Peter Pan leads the Darling children to Neverland where the battle of good and evil continues between Pan and Captain Hook, supported by the Indians, Lost Boys and of course the Pirates! This family musical is suitable for all with lavish costumes, scenery and real flying! You will be tapping your toes all the way home from Neverland. Tickets £16.00* *inclusive of booking fee £1 per ticket up to a maximum of £4. Age: Suitable for all. Hirer Production

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Main House Wednesday 14th – Friday 16th June 7.30pm (RT Not Yet Known) The Harlequins Drama Group presents

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Main House Saturday 17th June : 7.30pm (RT 2 hours 20 mins approx. including interval)

CINEMA LIVE

SMASH HIT SONGS FROM BLOCKBUSTER MOVIES LIVE ON STAGE All of your 80’s & 90’s soundtrack favourites performed by a talented cast of singers and musicians from many touring and West End shows. Sing-a-long to hit after hit from classic movies including BACK TO THE FUTURE, GHOST, THE BODYGUARD, ROBIN HOOD PRINCE OF THIEVES, FAME, MANNEQUIN, DIRTY DANCING, GHOST, THE BREAKFAST CLUB, ROCKY, TOP GUN & many, many more!

Grab the popcorn and relive the greatest decades of movie music in this non-stop night of entertainment.  Powerhouse vocals, high energy choreography, live musicians and the most memorable of movie hits make this a show that you won’t forget! With songs like THE POWER OF LOVE, DON’T YOU FORGET ABOUT ME, FOOTLOOSE, TIME OF MY LIFE, GLORY OF LOVE, PURPLE RAIN, TAKE MY BREATH AWAY, WE DON’T NEED ANOTHER HERO, ST ELMO’S FIRE, EYE OF THE TIGER, ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS, I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU and EVERYTHING I DO (I DO IT FOR YOU) nostalgia doesn’t get much better than this! Tickets £20.00* & £19.00* (disc) *inclusive of booking fee £1 per ticket up to a maximum of £4 Age: Suitable for all.

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Palace Studio Saturday 17th June : 7.45pm (RT 2 hours approx. including interval)

JACQUES BREL : A LIFE A THOUSAND TIMES A musical by Simon Pennicot Far West’s acclaimed celebration of Jacques Brel comes to Redditch June . Reworked and revamped, the seminal biopic of the great Belgian Singer incorporates his world famous songs, interspersed with his true words on the loves, lyrics and life of their famous creator. The first of its kind to be approved by the éditions Jacques Brel, headed by his beloved daughter, France, this promises to leave its audience with renewed love for Belgium’s favourite son.

Born in 1929, Jacques became the most successful chansonnier of his generation, later influencing such artists as Rod McKuen, David Bowie and Scott Walker. The show includes both well-known Brel classics and hidden gems, all set in cabaret style within the intimate surroundings of The Palace Studio. Tickets £13.00* *inclusive of booking fee £1 per ticket up to a maximum of £4. Age: Suitable 12+


RICH HALL’S - HOEDOWN

Rich Hall is the star of the critically acclaimed BBC 4 documentaries Rich Hall’s Californian Stars, Rich Hall’s You Can Go To Hell, I’m Going To Texas, Rich Hall’s Inventing the Indian and his most recent Rich Hall’s Presidential Grudge Match. He also wrote and starred in a four-part series for BBC Radio 4 in November 2016 called ‘Rich Hall’s (US Election) Breakdown’. Rich Hall’s critically acclaimed grouchy, deadpan style has established him as a master of absurdist irony and the king of rapid-fire wit. He has also become well known for his television and radio work. Notable UK appearances include regular appearances on Very British Problems (Channel 4), ‘Stand Up For The Week’ (Channel 4), ‘QI’ (BBC1/2), ‘Live At The Apollo’ (BBC1), ‘Channel 4’s Comedy Gala Live At The O2’, ‘Have I Got News For You’ (BBC1), ‘Rich Hall’s Cattle Drive’ (BBC4), ‘Rich Hall’s Gone Fishing’ (BBC4), ‘Otis Lee Crenshaw – London Not Tennessee’ (BBC2), and ‘Never Mind The Buzzcocks’ (BBC2). Tickets £18.00* *inclusive of booking fee £1 per ticket up to a maximum of £4, Age: Suitable for 14+

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Join Rich and his virtuoso musical mates for a mash-up of music, comedy and gratuitous coloration featuring the very best of comedy and music. Performing will be Rich’s regular band of talented and chronically unemployable urchins. The floor will reek of liquor and spent dreams.

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Main House Thursday 22nd June : 8.00pm (RT 1 hour 50 mins approx. including interval)

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Main House Friday 23rd June : 7.30pm (RT 1 hour 50 mins approx. including interval)

TOYAH: ACOUSTIC, UP CLOSE & PERSONAL Household name, pop icon, TV presenter, and stage/screen actress (Calamity Jane, Cabaret, Peter Pan, Jubilee, Quadophenia) Toyah comes to the Palace Theatre, Redditch this June with her Acoustic, Up Close & Personal show. This is a unique chance to experience Toyah in an intimate setting where music and stories take centre stage. This lively, entertaining and revealing show comes in the form of Toyah performing an unplugged set of her well-loved hits and classic songs, alongside recalling stories from her colourful, thirty-five year career. From filming pop videos on horseback at 5am in the morning to acting alongside Katharine Hepburn and Laurence Olivier this is a show which lifts the lid on working in the entertainment business. A talented duo of guitarists, Chris Wong and Colin Hinds, accompany Toyah on meticulous and melodic acoustic versions of the hits It’s A Mystery, Thunder In The Mountains, I Want To Be Free and Good Morning Universe through to Sensational, a track used recently on a national TV advertising campaign starring Patsy Kensit.

2015 saw Toyah act in the acclaimed cult British feature film Ahhhhhhhh! directed by Steve Oram whilst 2016 will also see the release of more films in which Toyah has roles; Extremis, Lies We Tell and Kaleidoscope Man alongside Hound. As ever, Toyah’s annual concert diary is also packed with summer festivals, acoustic shows and electric gigs with her full band. Her transatlantic rock band The Humans featuring Bill Rieflin (King Crimson, REM) & Chris Wong recently released their third album Strange Tales. Tickets £18.00* *inclusive of booking fee £1 per ticket up to a maximum of £4 Age: Suitable for all


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JUST DANCE

This show is perfect for all ages and will make you want to get up out of your seats and boogie along yourselves.

A dance extravaganza produced through the collaboration of many amateur dance troupes from across the country to bring a night of spectacular dancing and fun to the Palace Theatre.  

Tickets £13.50* *inclusive of booking fee £1 per ticket up to a maximum £4 Age: Suitable for all Hirer production

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Main House Saturday 24th - Sunday 25th June : 6.00pm (RT 2 hours 20 mins approx. including interval) JJTA Promotions present

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Main House Thursday 29th June : 7.00pm (RT Not yet known)

REDDITCH HAS TALENT The Palace Theatre has once again gone out in search of local talent. This show is the culmination of that search, featuring a selection of hand-picked finalists who have come through the audition process and now come together to show you that Redditch really does have talent covering a variety of artistic endeavours Tickets £9.00* £8.00* (disc rate) *inclusive of booking fee £1 per ticket up to a maximum of £4. Age: Suitable for all.


THE COUNTERFEIT SEVENTIES

Featuring the music of Slade, Sweet, T.Rex, The Bay City Rollers and many, many more, they will take you through a rollercoaster ride of the biggest 70’s hits.

So whether you want to sit back and take a trip down memory lane, or get your glad rags on and boogie on down, this uplifting show

will take you on a nostalgic trip back to the 70’s!! Tickets £17.50* *inclusive of booking fee £1 per ticket up to a maximum of £4 Age: Suitable for all Hirer Production

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Having toured extensively with The Counterfeit Sixties show they now bring you their unique Seventies show from a decade of glam rock through to new wave music, and everything in between.

The four piece band have toured worldwide in their individual rights, and have worked with some of the biggest names of that decade. Coupled with a stunning light show, costumes from the period and video footage of the bands and events from that era, makes this one show you don’t want to miss.

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Main House Friday 30th June : 7.30pm (RT 2 hours 20 mins approx. including interval)

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Main House Tuesday 4th July : 6.00pm (RT Not Yet Known)

CHOIRS CONNECTED READY FOR THIS Hosted by Choirs Connected, school choirs and local musicians work together to perform a selection of uplifting songs. Also featuring the debut performance of ‘Choirs Connected Choir’ featuring children and adults from the same family singing together.   ‘We don’t sing because we’re happy, we’re happy because we sing!’

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Main House Thursday 6th July : 7.30pm (RT Not Yet Known) DIAMOND – THE ULTIMATE TRIBUTE

Jamie has The Gift of Song and with his America show this High Rolling Man and his live band will make a night of music to remember.

Where it began, I can’t begin to knowin’….but Jamie Knight is proving himself to be the UK’s best tribute to the fantastic and fabulous Mr Neil Diamond. He’s no Solitary Man, and Jamie is superbly supported by his seven piece Manuka Band. It’s a Beautiful Noise, with a full live sound that brings all those truly mega hits to life.

Come see and near Jamie Knight and the Manuka Band perform Neil Diamond’s greatest songs and you’ll be a believer! Tickets £17.50* and £15.00* (disc) *inclusive of booking fee £1 per ticket up to a maximum of £4 Age: Suitable for all


AUDIENCE WITH FRANK BRUNO MBE

Frank honestly talks about Mike Tyson, Anthony Joshua, and the current boxing scene. His journey has been an interesting one and with a new book and a film in the pipeline his life story is forever changing. He will be supported by Jed Fry comedian compare. There will be on opportunity for a VIP meet and greet reception, why not have a picture taken with Frank? Please note Frank will sign some photos as time allows but please do not bring any other items to sign. Tickets £26.00* £23.00* (Rear Circle) £36.00* (Meet and Greet 7.00pm + Best stalls seats) *inclusive of booking fee £1 per ticket up to a maximum of £4 Age: Suitable for all

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We are delighted to welcome the former Heavyweight World Champion boxer Frank Bruno for an intimate interview discussing his boxing career, his mental Health battles, and his life as the Peoples Champion.

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Main House Friday 7th July : 8.00pm (RT 2 hours 5 mins approx. including interval)

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Main House Saturday 8th July : 10am, 1.30pm and 4pm (RT 1 hour 50 mins approx. including interval)

MISTER MAKER AND THE SHAPES LIVE!

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Join CBeebies’ Mister Maker in his hit live theatre tour! With a fabulous supporting cast and art at its heart, this fantastic live show encourages Mini Makers and grown-ups to sing, dance and make some noise! There’s a big ‘make’ to take part in, lots of audience participation and....The Shapes! Yes, you’ll be able to share the fun with Circle, Square, Rectangle and Triangle too! Mini Makers, get ready to go on a real arty adventure and book your tickets today! eeeee ‘The show is genius’ - South London Press

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‘Inventive, creative and entertaining, a great way for young children to see just how much fun being crafty can be’ - Sheffield Star Tickets £15.50* £12.00*(concs) £53.00* (family) Age: Suitable for all


BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (RSC VERSION)

In Beauty and the Beast we encounter two worlds: the domestic world of Beauty’s family in mid-eighteenth-century France, safe and familiar. And another world, first stumbled upon by her merchant father: a place of great riches and disturbing nightmares, dominated by the fearsome and tragic Beast. Uniting the two is Beauty’s humility and sense of duty, which slowly matures into transforming love... Tickets £12.00* £10.00* (disc) £35.00* (family) Age: Suitable for all

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Book by Laurence Boswell Music by Mick Sands By arrangement with Nick Hern Books A magical re-telling of the story of Beauty and the Beast, first performed in this version by the Royal Shakespeare Company.

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Main House Thursday 13th – Saturday 15th July : 7.30pm and Sat Mat 2.30pm (RT Not Yet Known) Palace Youth Theatre presents

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Main House Thursday 20th July : 8.00pm (RT 2 hours approx. including interval)

FORBIDDEN NIGHTS CIRCUS JUST GOT SEXY! FORBIDDEN NIGHTS are skilled and professionally trained performers, hand-picked from around the UK with charisma, undeniable talent, sparkling personality and honed physiques in equal measure. They can sing, they can dance and they are VERY easy on the eye! Featuring a vocalist, aerial artist, pole performer and fire act all delivered with an element of naughtiness but not so naughty that you can’t bring your Granny! The evening is suitable for ages 18 to 80. Think Cirque de Soleil meets Magic Mike!

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Tickets Band A First Five Rows Stalls £24.50* Standard All remaining seats £21.00* *inclusive of booking fee £1 per ticket up to a maximum of £4 Age: Suitable £18+


TALON - THE BEST OF THE EAGLES 20th ANNIVERSARY TOUR

This world class seven piece band are a phenomenon and have truly transcended the tag of ‘tribute’. They have become a brand name in their own right who are not only revered by their peers, respected by the music industry but dearly loved by their massive and expanding fan base that together have become a ‘family’. In the summer of 2016 Talon were nominated in seven different categories by the ‘Agents Association of Great Britain’ at the ‘National Tribute Music Awards’ and winning ‘OFFICIAL UK No. 1’ (Eagles tribute show), ‘MARKETING & PR’, ‘LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD’ and the big one… ‘BEST BAND’ (in all categories). The ability of Talon to evolve and go from strength to strength in delivering bigger and better shows year on year continues once again with what promises to be an EVENT….. Tickets £23.00* *inclusive of booking fee £1 per ticket up to a maximum of £4 Age: Suitable for all

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Over the last two decades Talon have risen from humble beginnings to one of the most successful theatre touring shows in the UK and the ‘20th ANNIVERSARY TOUR’ will once again feature all those classic ‘Eagles Greatest Hits’ from their timeless back catalogue including ‘Hotel California’, ‘Take It Easy’, ‘One Of These Nights’, Take It To The Limit, ‘Desperado’, ‘Lyin’ Eyes’, ‘Life In The Fast Lane’ and many more.

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Main House Friday 21st July : 7.30pm (RT 2 hours 30 mins approx. including interval)

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MUSICAL IN TWO WEEKS

Monday 31st July - Friday 4th August & Monday 7th - Friday 11th August 10am and 4pm Followed by two performance of the show Saturday 12th August 2:30pm and 7:30pm

DISNEY’S ALADDIN JR Have a magical time this summer by joining us in our Musical in Two Weeks experience which will give you the opportunity to work with industry professionals rehearsing for a main house production of Aladdin JR that will sweep you away on an Arabian adventure. Based on the iconic animated film, with an Academy Award-winning score by Alan Menken, Howard Ashman and Tim Rice, Disney’s Aladdin JR. will be packed full of sizzling fun over the summer holidays. Aladdin lives on the streets of Agrabah, a City of Enchantment where every beggar has a story and every camel has a tail! When he meets Jasmine, a beautiful and plucky princess in disguise, Aladdin is determined to win her heart. Obstacles, however, wait at every turn and It will take all of his wit, cunning and courage to triumph over the evil schemes of Jafar and win Jasmine’s hand in marriage. However, with the aid of a forgotten dusty old lamp he discovers the genie inside and with one rub of the lamp he uses the genie’s magic power to become a prince in order to marry his princess. All your favourite Disney characters are here in Aladdin JR., Iago, Jafar, the Genie, Jasmine and of course our hero Aladdin plus many more. This is a musical adventure filled with magic, mayhem and the power of love. If you are aged 8-18years and would like to take part. The Musical in Two Weeks costs £150 per person with a £75 sibling discount. Payment plans are available. Tickets for the Saturday performances on the 12th August are priced £12.00*, £10.00* and £35.00* (family tickets) *inclusive of booking fee £1 per ticket up to a maximum of £4.


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Redditch Tourist Information Centre is located in the foyer of the Palace Theatre . The tourist information centre offers a range of local and holiday information to residents and visitors. Also we operate a booking service for day trips with Dudley’s Coaches. A selection of souvenirs and postcards are available, together with a range of maps, books about local history and walking. Our pleasant and knowledgeable staff will try and answer all your queries. Opening Hours Refer to page 2 Telephone enquiries: 01527 60806 Email: info.centre@bromsgroveandredditch.gov.uk Redditch T.I.C. Palace Theatre Alcester Street Redditch Worcestershire B98 8AE

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FACILITIES FOR DISABLED PATRONS ACCESS AND SAFETY The Palace Theatre welcomes all visitors, regardless of disability or mobility problems, to all its productions and events; we intend to make every visit as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. The best approach to the theatre is on Grove Street where there is limited disabled parking.

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PLEASE BE ADVISED : Due to the design of the auditorium the Circle has less leg room than the stalls

DEAF AND HEARING IMPAIRED There is a loop system in the auditorium which can be used with hearing aids set to the ‘T’ position. Details of signed performances where available can be found with individual show information. Signed performances with specially allocated seats close to the signer can be arranged. IMPAIRED MOBILITY There is a lift to all front of house areas, main auditorium and studio. Wheelchair users have easy access to the foyer through automatic doors from Alcester Street. Wheelchair positions are now located in the stalls and in a wheelchair box in the circle. Please see plan above. Accessible toilets are available on all levels of the Palace Theatre.


In Person Call in at the Theatre Box Office and Information Centre accessible from the Alcester Street. Tickets can be purchased in person and where you can pay by cash, Palace Theatre Gift Tokens or by most major credit and debit cards

Holders of Concessionary Reddicards/Students Subject to availability you may claim a full price ticket at a significantly reduced rate as stated in the brochure. This special concessionary rate can only be claimed 3 days before the shows opens and is limited to one seat for each Concessionary Reddicard held.

Purchasing by Telephone 01527 65203 You can secure your seats by paying over the phone using a credit or debit card. Tickets can be posted to you for a charge of £1.00 If the performance is within seven days tickets will be held for your collection at the box office. Please note all tickets are subject to a £1.00 booking fee per ticket up to a maximum of £4.00.

Please note: Concessionary Reddicards are allocated to people receiving the following benefits. Job Seekers Allowance, Income Support, Housing Benefit, Council Tax Benefit, Disability Working Allowance, Incapacity Benefit and Invalidity Benefit. Please bring your Reddicard or proof of status when booking. The Palace Theatre no longer sells Reddicards please purchase them at the Abbey Stadium.

Online booking You can now book seats online at www.redditchpalacetheatre.co.uk Credit Cards 01527 65203 We accept ACCESS, VISA, DELTA and SWITCH cards, which means you can pay instantly for your tickets. Call the above number and quote your card number, expiry date, name and address. We will charge an extra £1.00 if you want your tickets posted to you. If the performance is within seven days tickets will be held for collection. Concessions Key to concessionary rates. The symbols below indicate concessions that may be available to shows listed in this brochure. They will be shown in brackets next to the ticket price. DR = Discount Rate RC = Reddicard Rate FT = Family Ticket CRC = Concessionary Reddicard Rate Unless otherwise indicated concessions are available if you are under 16, a student, a senior citizen, claiming disability benefit or registered unwaged. Please check to make sure the show you are booking has a discount rate as some of our productions have a flat rate with no concessions. The general Reddicard Concession can be claimed by all Reddicard holders at the rate stated in the brochure. Terms and Conditions of Sale We will only refund tickets if the performance or event has been cancelled. A ticket cannot be refunded in adverse weather conditions if a performance or event still goes ahead. No refund for pre-booked tickets can be made on the announcement of a subsequent offer.

Reasonable behaviour We reserve the right to refuse admission or eject a ticket holder for behaviour likely to cause damage, injury or nuisance, or failure to comply with reasonable requests. On occasion we may have to conduct security searches to ensure safety of customers. Ticket Resale or Exchange It is general practice that tickets are not exchanged or money refunded. However if patrons find that they are unable to use their tickets the Box Office will endeavour to resell them (although this can not be guaranteed) they must be returned at least three days before the performance. The resale value may not total the amount you paid for your tickets originally. Tickets are put up for resale at your own risk. There is an administration charge for this service of £1.50 which will be deducted from the resale value. We will also exchange unwanted tickets on your behalf, for the same show if there is another date to choose from. Exchanges are subject to ticket availability and an administration charge of £1.50 per seat will be made to exchange tickets. Children All children over 12 months of age must have a paid for seat, and will only be admitted to specified children’s shows and the pantomime. Parents with babes in arms under 12 months will only be admitted to specified children’s shows and the pantomime and must report to the Box Office on arrival. We ask that you respect the enjoyment of other patrons and in the event of restlessness request that you take the child from the auditorium. Unaccompanied children attending shows at the Palace are not the responsibility of the theatre and parents leave children at their own risk. Data Protection Once you have booked tickets for the Palace Theatre your details will be held and processed on our Box Office marketing database and from time to time we may send you details about the Palace Theatre and its programme of events and activities. If you do not want your details to be used for this purpose please tell us at the time of booking.

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Late Comers If the ticket holder arrives after the stated start time then we reserve the right to delay entry of latecomers until a suitable break or interval in the performance/event.

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Car Parking CAR PARK 2 KINGFISHER CENTRE Afternoon Parking Arrangements Car Park 2 is situated off Access 2 of the Redditch Ring road. You can park in Car Park 2 for matinee performances at the Car Park’s current hourly rate. It is just a short walk of about 5 minutes from this car park back to the theatre. To get back to the Theatre walk across the Town Hall car park and through onto Alcester Street. The theatre will be right in front of you. DO NOT PARK THERE FOR EVENING PERFORMANCES AS THE CAR PARK CLOSES AT 7.00pm Please note users of this car park do so at their own risk. The Theatre and the Kingfisher Centre will not accept responsibility for any damage, accidents or losses of property or vehicles in this car park. QUADRANT CAR PARK: Take Access 1 off the Ring road, proceed straight ahead along Red Lion Street until the road curves to the right. Turn left immediately after the Queen’s Head Pub into Victoria Street and the Quadrant Car Park is on the left. It is just a short walk back past Shipley’s Bingo to the theatre. PLEASE NOTE: THERE IS A CHARGE TO PARK HERE TILL 7.00pm. TRAFFORD PARK: (Evenings Only) At the first roundabout on the ringway take the second exit into Other Road, at the top of the hill you will come to a mini roundabout, go straight on and turn left into the car park opposite Maplin Electronics Store. Take a short walk up Ipsley Street and cross the road at the pelican crossing. Take the underpass under the ringroad and when you emerge the Palace Theatre will be right in front of you.

PARKING FOR DISABLED DRIVERS Disabled parking spaces are available opposite the Theatre in the Hughes Electrical car park. Please be aware however that if you are parking there during the stores opening hours to attend a theatre production you must notify the staff in the Hughes store on arrival of your number plate otherwise you may incur a fine. You may park there after 6pm MONDAY/TUESDAY/WEDNESDAY/FRIDAY/SATURDAY/ SUNDAY and after 8pm on THURSDAYS.

HUGHES ELECTRICAL STORE CAR PARK Please be aware that parking here is limited during the day to 1 and a half hours if you overstay this time you will incur a fine as this is a private car park. You may park there after 6pm MONDAY/TUESDAY/ WEDNESDAY/FRIDAY/SATURDAY/SUNDAY and after 8pm on THURSDAYS.


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LOOKING FOR A GREAT BIRTHDAY OR CHRISTMAS GIFT OR SOMETHING SPECIAL TO CELEBRATE AN ANNIVERSARY? Then why not give those dearest to you the gift of entertainment. You can do this either by purchasing a Palace Theatre gift token (and they can choose their own special night out) or you can buy tickets for them to see one of our fabulous shows. Check the listings below and inside this brochure to find a suitable show for your loved ones and purchase tickets or gift tokens from the box office on 01527 65203.

GREAT SHOWS COMING YOUR WAY FOR THE AUTUMN/WINTER SEASON 2017 SEPTEMBER Sat 9th The Mersey Beatles Wed 13th Jimmy Tarbuck Fri 15th Mad About The Musicals Sat 16th Supreme Queen Tue 19th Jan Prior Variety Show Wed 20th That’ll Be The Day Fri 22nd Paul Chowdhry Sat 23rd Showaddywaddy Wed 27th Memories are Made of This Thur 28th The Greatest Love of All - Whitney Houston Show Fri 29th 80’s Mania Sat 30th Find a Star Win A Car Sat 30th Nobbo (PS) OCTOBER Wed 4th – Sat 7th Fri 6th Wed 11th Thur 12th Fri 13th Sat 14th Tue 17th Wed 18th Fri 20th Sat 21st Sat 21st Wed 25th

Alcester Musical Theatre Company – 9 to 5 Craig Morris - Live for Now Tour (PS) Elevenses with Kelly Louise Ed Byrne Heather Small And Finally….Phil Collins Psychic Sally - Kisses to Heaven Tour Jethro Lee Nelson The Teddy Bears Picnic Michael Portillo Doreen’s Grand Night Out

(PS) - Performance will be given in the Palace Studio Thur 26th Legends of American County Show Fri 27th The Stylistics Sat 28th Beyond the Barricade Sat 28th Red Ditch Halloween Film Festival NOVEMBER Wed 1st Thur 2nd Fri 3rd- Sat 4th Wed 8th Thur 9th Fri 10th Fri 10th Sat 11th Sat 11th Tue 14th Wed 15th Thur 16th Fri 17th Sat 18th Tue 21st - Sat 25th Wed 29th - Thur 30th

Paul Zerdin The Ladyboys of Bangkok Dance With Me 17 The Dreamboys The Magic of Motown Big Girls Don’t Cry Magic Al (PS) Ballet UK - The Nutcracker Old Haunts (PS) Jim Davidson - Forty Years On Elevenses - Christmas Celebration A Night of Dirty Dancing Barry Steele and Friends The Roy Orbison Story Nathan Carter and his Band - The Wanna Dance Tour Redditch Operatic Society- Sister Act The Sensational 60’s Experience

DECEMBER Wed 6th – Sun 31st

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The Palace Theatre reserves the right to change, vary or omit any item of information printed in this brochure without prior notification. Details correct at the time of going to press. Palace Theatre, Alcester Street, Redditch, Worcs, B98 8AE BOX OFFICE 01527 65203 www.redditchpalacetheatre.co.uk

Redditch Palace Theatre Summer Season 2017 brochure  

The latest shows at the Redditch Palace Theatre for the Summer Season 2017

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