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Summer Season 2014

The Little Theatre with BIG ENTERTAINMENT

Summer Season 2014

Box Office 01527 65203 www.redditchpalacetheatre.co.uk


WELCOME & INTRODUCTION

GET READY FOR THE HOTTEST SUMMER SEASON YOU’VE EVER SEEN!

We’re hopping out of spring and diving into summer here at the Palace Theatre. So roll on those lazy, hazy days and let us dazzle you with some great shows that are here to make sure it’s a sun-sational Summer Season! Join us for the entertainment of a lifetime where the shows are just memories waiting to happen! Forget strawberries and ice-cream, we have something much more refreshing, like the one-and-only heart-melting Billy Ocean. Or if you really want to forget those wet, dreary days, then let’s make sparks fly on our air guitars because the The Hair Rock Experience and Rock ‘n’ Roll Paradise are blazing a trail down to paradise city! Let’s live this summer to its fullest with sun, sea, sand and sizzling BBQs and what’s better to accompany that than the Surfin’ USA concert with songs that will have you partying throughout the starry nights. Or you can sing along with the unforgettable personalities in: The Good Old Days of Music Hall and Variety with Bobby Crush, Herman’s Hermits, and not to mention those classic songs in Rogers and Hammerstein’s Songbook. With some of the biggest names and best characters in comedy coming this way, such as Jim Davidson and Richard Digance, Omid Djalili, Billy Pearce, along with the return of Cornish comedian Jethro; you can come see Britain’s finest. But what better way to start the laughter off this season than the stage production of the TV hit classic – Open All Hours? Before the kids are let loose, bring out the fans and the feathers because the fiery Ladyboys of Bangkok are making us smoulder with their red hot kisses. They’re set to amaze as they bring the best entertainment to come to town! Then down the rabbit hole we go with the Palace Youth Theatre who perform in the summer spectacular Alice: In Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass. When school is out and the summer holidays are in… that’s when the real fun begins!

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Get involved with this two-week workshop with the Harlequins as they set about staging The Little Mermaid, and watch your stars shine brightly. The big bananas themselves are coming to town…no really; get your family ready for a fantastic funfest with the Bananas in Pyjamas! The night is young and so are these talents. The All Round Theatre School presents Beauty and the Beast for their 10th anniversary; Vocalize is frying up an amazing variety show, Rutleigh/Norris Ballet school is taking to all levels with the Toy Shop, The Garden of Happiness, with technical performances of Le Cid and highlights from the Nutcracker. If you’re looking for the best kind of experience then join the theatre workshops! You can have a summer smash with the PYT as you gain real dramatic skill complete with a full scale performance to top it off! Or perhaps backstage is your scene…work with a seasoned, accomplished guide as you learn the ins and outs of the work a theatre technician takes on. We’re looking forward to seeing you …if we’re not too hot to handle! Become a fan and like us on facebook/PalaceTheatreRedditch Follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/redditchpalace

Contents Live Events...............................................................................4-37 Palace Youth Theatre...............................................................38 Tourist Information...................................................................39 Online Booking Guide..............................................................39 Seating Plan and Accessibility................................................40 Booking Tickets and Concessionary Rates...........................41 How to Find Us.........................................................................42 Forthcoming Attractions Listing for Autumn/Winter 2014...44 www.twitter.com/redditchpalace


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The Urban Folk Quartet Elevenses May 2014 - Becky Neale Open All Hours Justin Bottom’s First Encounters of the Close Kind Steve Hewlett Omid Djalili An Evening with Stars from Strictly Come Dancing Two-Way Mirror Rodgers and Hammerstein Songbook - In Concert The Reflections Love Changes Everything The Night Watch - William Shakespeare’s Songs from the Shows Rock ‘n’ Roll Paradise Jim Davidson and Richard Digance Billy Pearce Billy Ocean Stand Up-stairs Comedy Night The Axemen Cometh

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June Wed 4th Wed 4th Thur 5th Fri 6th Fri 6th Sat 7th Thur 12th – Sat 14th Fri 13th – Sat 14th Wed 18th Thur 19th Sat 21st Thur 26th – Fri 27th Sat 28th

Elevenses June 2014 - Mike Prince The Ladyboys of Bangkok We Say Yeah Herman’s Hermits In Concert 50th Anniversary Sunjay Brayne Bananas in Pyjamas Les Miserables The Meanest Genie/Little Green Fingers The Good Old Days of Music Hall and Variety Tony Stockwell Rutleigh Norris Ballet School Charity Show Iconic Live - THE Ultimate Show Just Dance

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July Thur 3rd Sat 5th Wed 9th Thur 10th Fri 11th Sat 12th Fri 18th Fri 18th - Sat 19th

Jethro Vocalize Variety Show 2014 Elevenses July 2014 - Stuart Danby Surfin’ USA The Hair Rock Experience All Round Theatre School - Beauty and the Beast Stand Up-stairs Comedy Night PYT Alice in Wonderland & Through the Looking Glass

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August Mon 4th – Fri 15th Fri 15th Mon 25th – Sat 30th Tue 26th – Sat 30th

Harlequins - The Little Mermaid Summer Workshop Main House Harlequins - The Little Mermaid Main House PYT Drama Workshops Tech Workshops

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December Mon 8th Dec – Sun 4th Jan Cinderella

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LIVE EVENTS MAY 2014 Room Upstairs Saturday 3rd May : 7.45pm

Bar Lounge Wednesday 7th May : 10.30am & 2.30pm

THE URBAN FOLK QUARTET

ELEVENSES AND EVERYTHING STOPS FOR TEA

(RT 1 hour 15 min approx.)

(RT 1 hour 50 min approx. including interval)

Joe Broughton, Paloma Trigás, Tom Chapman and Dan Walsh are The Urban Folk Quartet; Four highly accomplished musicians, a dozen instruments and four voices coming together to craft a knockout show of globally–influenced, electrifying acoustic music that has been taking the international folk scene by storm.  Hitting the ground running in 2009, The UFQ’s trail has blazed across ten countries, igniting audiences worldwide with their high octane, genre-bending take on folk. 2014 brings further new direction as founding member Frank Moon steps out of touring life, passing the torch to banjo virtuoso, singer and guitarist Dan Walsh for what is set to be the band’s most adventurous year so far.

Becky Neale, a lovely vivacious girl, sings songs for all including musical classics.

*inclusive of booking fee 75p per ticket up to a maximum of £3

Join us every month for tea and cake plus some live entertainment in the Bar Lounge. Each month you will be greeted, provided with elevenses and entertained with a selection of music and sing-a-long songs. So join in the fun.

Age: Suitable for all

Booking is essential as numbers to the sessions is limited.

“Big-hearted music, breathtaking.”

***** R2 (Rock ‘n’ Reel) 

Tickets: £10.75*

Tickets: £6.25*

*inclusive of booking fee 75p per ticket up to a maximum of £3

Age: suitable for all

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LIVE EVENTS MAY 2014 Main House Thursday 8th – Saturday 10th May : 7.30pm (RT 2 hours 30 min approx. including interval) Open all Hours Productions presents

OPEN ALL HOURS

Open All Hours Productions presents its tour of the critically acclaimed stage adaptation of the hugely popular legendary BBC television series Open All Hours.  Written by Roy Clarke OBE, and first aired in 1973,  this much loved classic sitcom has been specially commissioned to celebrate the 40th anniversary of its television premiere.  The production skilfully blends together classic moments from over 20 episodes into a rib-tickling evening of visual humour and comedic lines made famous by Britain’s favourite shop keeper Albert Arkwright, and his put-upon errand boy, Granville. As a nation of shopkeepers, Arkwright’s emporium proves that we love nothing more than the real life that is found in that great institution, the corner shop.... “A terrific 40th anniversary celebration of a memorable television show.” Sir David Jason OBE

Tickets: £12.75* and £10.75* (disc)

*inclusive of booking fee 75p per ticket up to a maximum of £3

Age: Suitable for all

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LIVE EVENTS MAY 2014 Room Upstairs Friday 9th May : 7.45pm

Main House Wednesday 14th May: 7.30pm

JUSTIN BOTTOM’S – FIRST ENCOUNTERS OF THE CLOSE KIND

STEVE HEWLETT AND FRIENDS

JUSTIN IS COMING With his very first UK TOUR! And yes - Redditch, Hold on to your hats ...  Justin will be performing at ‘The Room Upstairs’ - not to be confused with Anne Frank no it is Justin!

Steve Hewlett, fresh from his stunning appearance on Britain’s Got Talent, now embarks on a major theatre tour with his hilarious friends.

(RT 1 hour 50 min approx. including interval)

Expect an evening of laughter, fun, wonderful costumes, games and songs! Justin guarantees to leave you with an aching jaw! Why delay Redditch? With this very exclusive evening - you may well be close enough to the stage to touch Justin! But please don’t cough or sneeze on him! (Dry Cleaning is so expensive!)

(RT 2 hours 20 min approx. including interval)

Thinking Inside the Box Tour

From talking hands, to bottles of water, from Arthur Lager to Little ‘Simon Cowell’, Steve and his creations won the hearts of the nation and wowed the judges in the BGT final.

So Redditch - I hope you are ready!

Now Steve and his cast of zany characters, along with international award winning illusionist Richard Griffin, take a brand new, spectacular show on the road to delight and amaze the whole family.

Tickets: £7.75*

Don’t miss TV’s top comedy ventriloquist!

*inclusive of booking fee 75p per ticket up to a maximum of £3

Tickets: £16.75*

Age: Suitable for ages 18+

*inclusive of booking fee 75p per ticket up to a maximum of £3

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LIVE EVENTS MAY 2014 Main House Thursday 15th May : 7.30pm

(RT 1 hour 50 min approx. including interval)

OMID DJALILI LIVE Omid Djalili has announced the final extra UK dates of ‘Omid Djalili Live’ in preparation for his new autumn tour. This follows on from a sold out season of 31 dates in London’s West-End this year and a sell-out Edinburgh Festival run, not to mention performing the show for the first time in New York, LA and Washington DC. This year, Omid starred in a new stage play of The Shawshank Redemption at the Edinburgh Festival daily throughout August. He played the character of Red, who was played by Morgan Freeman in the 1994 film version, to critical acclaim. The Times described his role as a “solid nuanced performance, creates a full hearted character to stand alongside any.” A firm favourite at the Edinburgh Festival with his legendary performances, Omid’s stand-up awards include; ’Time Out Award’ - for Best Stand Up, the ‘EMMA Award’ and was a ‘South Bank Award’ nominee as well as being a ‘Perrier Award’ nominee. British-born Iranian comic and actor Omid Djalili’s legendary performances on stage and screen have won him plaudits the world over. Credits include the ‘Fagin’ in West-End smash-hit ‘Oliver!’, ‘Dr Rance’ in Joe Orton’s What The Butler Saw at The Vaudeville Theatre 2012 and ‘Mahmud Nasir’ in ‘The Infidel’. Most recently seen in ‘Sex and the City 2’ and ‘Mr.Nice’. “One of the most joyfully smart, stimulating and entertaining comedians this country has.” The Telegraph

Tickets: £22.75*

*inclusive of booking fee 75p per ticket up to a maximum of £3

Age: Suitable for ages 16+

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LIVE EVENTS MAY 2014 Main House Friday 16th May : 7.30pm

(RT 2 hours 30 min approx. including interval)

Room Upstairs Friday 16th – Saturday 17th May : 7.45pm (RT 2 hours 10 min approx. including interval)

AN EVENING WITH THE STARS FROM STRICTLY COME DANCING The BBC TV show ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ is achieving all new heights and that is something that this spectacular new live theatre show featuring two stars from the hit show PASHA KOVALEV & KATYA VIRSHILAS will most definitely do! They’ll be joined by 4 surprise guest dancers, all beautifully costumed, demonstrating a series of stunning dance routines, with the full light show! Also you’ll get to participate in the ever enjoyable Q & A and you’ll get to see a special appearance by a local dance school. You may even get the opportunity to get involved and dance on-stage with the stars! It’s the ultimate show for any ‘Strictly’ fan!

Tickets: £23.75*

*inclusive of booking fee 75p per ticket up to a maximum of £3

Age: Suitable for all

Two Way Mirror is two related short plays by Arthur Miller, ‘Elegy for a Lady’ and ‘Some Kind of Love Story’ which can be presented together. In Elegy for a Lady a man enters a shop in search of a gift for his dying mistress. He gradually finds himself confiding in the shop’s proprietress who, rather curiously during the course of their conversation, seems to assume the characteristics of the absent mistress. As they very openly speak of their concerns and anxieties, the strangers are bought together and share a closeness which both have sought but never found. ‘Miller at his best!’ – The Daily Mail. Some Kind of Love Story is a compelling study of two people destined by their mutual dependence to tear one another apart. Tom, a Chandleresque private eye, finds himself bound to the prostitute Angela whom he believes holds the vital information he desperately requires to resolve the case that has occupied him for years. The fragile and unstable Angela will, however, never reveal what she knows for she is equally bound to Tom in the desperate hope of receiving the warmth and affection she has always been denied. “An excellent, powerful play.” – The Guardian.

Tickets: £10.75* and £9.75* (disc)

*inclusive of booking fee 75p per ticket up to a maximum of £3

Age: Suitable for ages 12+

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LIVE EVENTS MAY 2014 Main House Saturday 17th May : 2.30pm & 7.30pm (RT 2 hours 20 mins approx. including interval) ‘Songbook Productions’ present

Including: Oklahahoma!, South Pacific, and The Sound of Music… Just some of the unforgettable musicals written by the most successful composers in American Theatre history. This incredible concert style show stars 4 of the most accomplished West End and Broadway performers; in a spellbinding night of Music from the world’s most prolific composers.

Tickets: £16.75* and £15.75* (disc)

*inclusive of booking fee 75p per ticket up to a maximum of £3

Age: Suitable for all Hirer Production

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LIVE EVENTS MAY 2014 Main House Thursday 22nd May : 7.30pm (RT 2 hours approx. including interval)

THE REFLECTIONS - IN CONCERT Five world-class musicians, singers and songwriters who, after years of touring and recording with some of the most iconic bands in the world, bring you a great new show highlighting some of the best British Rock and Pop music of a generation. Featuring special guest Mick Wilson – lead singer with 10cc, this band of current and former musicians with The Moody Blues, The Hollies, 10cc, Cliff Richard, The Manfreds and The War of the Worlds, bring you hit after hit, with some of the greatest song that formed the soundtrack of our lives. Whether it’s the vastness of the O2 Arena, the grandeur of The Royal Albert Hall, the eminence of The Hollywood Bowl, or the intimacy of Ronnie Scott’s these guys have been there, done that, and bring their world of experience to this show. Having played with literally dozens of respected and distinguishes artists over the years, this isn’t just a cover band – these guys ARE the band that helped make these high profile act sound so good live and on record……

Tickets: £19.25* and 17.25* (disc)

*inclusive of booking fee 75p per ticket up to a maximum of £3

Age: Suitable for all

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LIVE EVENTS MAY 2014 Main House Friday 23rd May : 7.30pm

(RT 2 hours 25 min approx. including interval)

So you missed Michael Ball in concert? Don’t panic! You now have the chance to see this spectacular salute to the music of Michael Ball in this wonderful one night concert. Join Michael Courtney and his live band in celebrating the greatest hits of Michael Ball. This two hour show is brought to you by one of the UK’s finest singers and guest artists. From ‘One Step Out Of Time’ and ‘This Is The Moment’ to the stirring songs of ‘Les Miserables’. Songs from many artists including – Neil Diamond, Bruce Springsteen and Billy Joel. Classics such as ‘Holding Out For A Hero’, ‘Something Inside So Strong’, ‘Winner Takes It All’, ‘One Night Only’, ‘Since You’ve Been Gone’ ....... and the song that shot Michael Ball to fame ‘Love Changes Everything’ ... Something for everyone! “Michael Courtney is Superb! A real ringmaster of an entertainer” - The Stage

Tickets: £18.75* and £17.75* (disc)

*inclusive of booking fee 75p per ticket up to a maximum of £3

Age: Suitable for all

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LIVE EVENTS MAY 2014 Room Upstairs Friday 23rd May : 7.45pm

Main House Saturday 24th May : 7.30pm

THE NIGHT WATCH presents

ROCK ‘N’ ROLL PARADISE

(RT 2 hours approx. including interval)

WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE: SONGS FROM THE SHOWS To commemorate the 450th anniversary of the Bard’s birth in 1564, The Night Watch reclaim the songs and dance music William knew and used in his plays, performed on the instruments he would have heard, and wearing the clothes of his day. Hear songs about fortune and fairies, love and loss, going mad and growing up; together with jigs, masques and Queen Elizabeth I’s favourite dance, all referred to or performed in his plays. The Night Watch (Andy Casserley and Ian Pittaway) sing and play a wide range of bowed, blown and plucked period instruments: recorders, lutes, shawms, rebec, crumhorn, cittern, pipe and tabor, renaissance guitar, bagpipes, cornamuse, orpharion, gemshorn, bandora, spinet, bray harp and percussion. The Night Watch’s trademark irreverent humour will make this an entertaining show for music lovers with only a passing knowledge of Shakespeare, while also revealing hidden and little-heard musical gems to the Bard’s ardent fans.

(RT 2 hours 35 min approx. including interval)

“Rock ‘n’ Roll Paradise” is a spectacular rock ‘n’ roll show where the music plays the leading role!! This show delivers the dream line up of 6 legendary acts in a concert that would have been too good to be true!! Now in its 5th year on the road this incredibly talented cast brings you “the show that never was” in the golden era of rock and roll, but delivered with all the fabulous flair of a high energy 21st century live concert. You’ll be blown away by Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Buddy Holly, Roy Orbison, the Big Bopper and Eddie Cochran, as these icons of rock and roll join each other on stage for this musical extravaganza. Backed by the superb Paradise Band, this show has audiences dancing in the aisles, singing along with the music, and yelling for more.

Tickets: £20.25* and £18.25* (disc) *inclusive of booking fee 75p per ticket up to a maximum of £3

Age: Suitable for all

Tickets: £9.75*

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Age: Suitable for all Hirer Production

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LIVE EVENTS MAY 2014 Main House Wednesday 28th May : 7.30pm (RT Unknown) Two of the most iconic performers of a generation Jim Davidson and Richard Digance join forces again for the spring of 2014, performing at theatres across the country. For over a decade, Jim Davidson dominated prime time TV comedy with smash hit shows such as Big Break and The Generation game whilst, at the same time, breaking box office records across the UK with a series of sell out theatre tours and pantomime. To this day he remains one of the most popular stand-up comedians of all time. BAFTA nominee Richard Digance, a major TV star in his own right, is heralded by musicians and comedians alike as one of the most influential comedy song writers, performers and musicians ever. Evidenced by his Gold Award from The British Academy of Composers and Songwriters. Having appeared together many times throughout the eighties, travelling the world, often to entertain our troops in some of the most inhospitable places imaginable, the two come together again in celebration of great times, great memories and great shows. Very much a night of music and laughter not to be missed!

Tickets: ÂŁ21.75*

*inclusive of booking fee 75p per ticket up to a maximum of ÂŁ3

Age: Suitable for 18+

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LIVE EVENTS MAY 2014 Main House Thursday 29th May : 7.30pm

(RT 2 hours 5 min approx. including interval)

Billy Pearce – Funny Guy National treasure, and without doubt one of Britain’s most talented and best loved comedians, Billy Pearce emerged from the fertile talent fields of Butlins in the mid 1980’s. Multi Award winner Billy, has won just about every comedy award going, including a British comedy award, Solo comedian of the year, and Best television comedy newcomer at the London Palladium. Billy, first came to National prominence when he appeared in Central TV’s top talent show ‘New Faces’, winning his heat and qualifying for the final. His impact was immediate and he was quickly snapped up for stage and TV appearances, culminating with his first series for BBC television, ‘You Gotta Be Joking’. When variety fell out of fashion in the 1990s, with the rise of alternative comedy, Billy found a niche in family-friendly panto while keeping the razor-sharp wit needed to entertain adult-only audiences.

Tickets £19.25*

*inclusive of booking fee 75p per ticket up to a maximum of £3

Age: Suitable for age 16+

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LIVE EVENTS MAY 2014 LIMITED SEATING AVAILABLE Main House Friday 30th May : 7.30pm

(RT 2 hours 20 min approx. including interval)

BILLY OCEAN Billy Ocean is the biggest black recording star Britain has ever produced, one who has sold over 30 million records in his lifetime and he’ll be playing the Palace at the end of May. Billy has achieved extraordinary success as both artist and songwriter, got his first break when he signed to GTO records for whom his second single was the Motown-ish Love really Hurts without you which reached No 2 in the UK charts and No 12 in the US. Two top twenty singles followed; Love on Delivery and Stop me then Red light spells Danger became a smash in both the UK and US. He also had top hits including the number one single Caribbean Queen (for which Billy won a Grammy for best R&B Vocal) followed by Loverboy, and then Suddenly became the first of the man’s killer ballads The Album from which these singles came from spent a year in the US Charts selling double platinum (triple in Canada). 1986 wasn’t bad either opening with When the Going gets Tough (the tough get going) the anthemic theme song to the Michael Douglas/Kathleen Turner/Danny Devito movie Jewel of the Nile. Billy then launched the Love Zone album and it went straight to No 2 in the UK chats staying in the top 40 for six months. In the US there was a Number 1 single with There’ll be sad songs (to make you cry). More hits were to follow with the now classic Get Outta my Dreams; Get into my car . Giving Billy yet another US No 1. Billy has proved himself one of the most hardworking artists on the live stage, this will be an awesome, unmissable concert make sure you’ve got your seat!

Tickets: £33.75*

*inclusive of booking fee 75p per ticket up to a maximum £3

Age: Suitable for all

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LIVE EVENTS MAY FEBRUARY 2014 2014 Main House Saturday 31st May : 7.30pm (RT Unknown)

THE AXEMEN COMETH PRESENTED BY HILLSIDE BLUES – WHO GET THE BLUES TO MAKE YOU HAPPY

Room Upstairs Friday 30th May : 7.45pm

(RT 1 hour 50 min approx. including interval)

STAND-UPSTAIRS COMEDY SHOW Come and see why live comedy is booming in the UK. “Sit Down Stand-up” are showcasing some of the best rising stars of the local and national stand-up comedy scene. Hosted by Redditch’s very own comedy showman Mr Ant Hill each show offers a different line-up of comedy performers. Whether your taste is traditional or alternative, dead-pan or zany each show offers something for everyone in a unique and memorable evening of good fun and laughter. “A thoroughly entertaining night, sure to take off.” -The Redditch Standard.

The Axemen Cometh is the show for all the blues rockers out there, all made up from guitar leads in blues bands. We have Heavy Oil fronted by Wrathschild’s frontman Lance Perkins who toured Europe in the 80’s with their 5 albums. Lance’s intense solos and is boundless energy is followed by none other than Devlin Blue. A three piece band that consists of guitarist Dave Devlin, bassist Sam Varlow and drummer Craig Richards get the blues running with an infectious beat. Aynsley Lister follows on with his explosive natural ability that collides with fiery, emotionally charged compositions. He is an incredible guitarist whose brand of blues-based rock delivers contemporary song writing fuelled with the kind of heart and soul that’s missing from so much modern music. This is a charity event held for Redditch Heartsafe, a great charity whose aim it is to campaign and raise money to put defibrillators in to every school, sports facility and public places. Funds raised will go to the purchase and training for use of this equipment which saves many lives every year. http://www.redditchheartsafe.com/

Tickets: £7.75*

Tickets: £15.75* and £10.75* (disc)

*inclusive of booking fee 75p per ticket up to a maximum of £3

*inclusive of booking fee 75p per ticket up to a maximum of £3

Age: Suitable for ages 16+

Age: Suitable for all

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LIVE EVENTS JUNE 2014 Bar Lounge Wednesday 4th June : 10.30am & 2.30pm (RT 1 hour 15 min approx.)

ELEVENSES AND EVERYTHING STOPS FOR TEA Mike Prince is a superb guitar vocalist, who will take you back to the 60s and 70s. Join us every month for tea and cake plus some live entertainment in the Bar Lounge. Each month you will be greeted, 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: £6.25*

*inclusive of booking fee 75p per ticket up to a maximum of £3

Age: Suitable for all

Main House Wednesday 4th June : 7.30pm (RT 2 hours approx. including interval)

THE LADYBOYS OF BANGKOK – RED HOT KISSES TOUR 2014 The Lady Boys of Bangkok are back in another sizzling and seductive production. Get hot under the collar whilst the stars burn up the stage in ‘Red Hot Kisses’ the brand new show for 2014. Setting the stage on fire with a fabulous mix of fun and frolics, this blazing hot production includes 16 of Thailand’s most beautiful and intriguing lady boys, performing a show like no other! The new show drips with diamante and sizzles with new songs and side splitting comedy in the usual truly glamorous style, with even more flamboyant costumes, painstaking immaculate make up and show stopping choreography, this show is not to be missed. The party like no other party!.. The show like no other show!.. The girls like no other girls!... The Ladyboys are ready to Party – are you??.. ‘This is high on the list of shows to see before you die, so why not do it now?’ Fringe Guru - Brighton ‘It’s an irresistible, irrepressible evening that guarantees a great night out!’ Steve Burbridge – The British Theatre Guide

Tickets: £22.25* and £20.25* (disc)

*inclusive of booking fee 75p per ticket up to a maximum of £3

Age: Suitable for ages 16+ Hirer Production

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LIVE EVENTS JUNE 2014 Main House Thursday 5th June : 7.30pm

(RT 2 hours 20 min approx. including interval)

We Say Yeah celebrates the music of Cliff Richard and the Shadows from the late 1950’s through to the major hit records of the 1970’s and 80’s, from the producer of Rockin’ on Heaven’s Door, We Say Yeah promises to deliver a night of music nostalgia, which will delight all ‘Cliff and The Shadows’ fans both young and young at heart. With a stunning portrayal of Cliff by Steve Halliday along with the Undercover Shadows providing the sounds and the musicianship of the Shadows, this is a night not to be missed. So cats and kittens get your dancing shoes on.

Tickets: £16.75* and £15.75* (disc)

*inclusive of booking fee 75p per ticket up to a maximum of £3

Age: Suitable for all

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LIVE EVENTS JUNE 2014 Main House Friday 6th June : 7.30pm

Room Upstairs Friday 6th June : 7.45pm

HERMAN’S HERMITS IN CONCERT 50TH ANNIVERSARY

SUNJAY BRAYNE

(RT 2 hours 10 min approx. including interval)

(RT 1 hours 50 min approx. including interval)

Herman’s Hermits have chalked up over 23 top twenty single records 10 hit albums, 3 major movies and countless television shows and concert tours – up to date they have total record sales of over 75 million. Their touring schedule takes them all over the world performing all their hit’s to name a few Mrs Brown You’ve Got A Lovely Daughter, Silhouettes, Dandy, There’s A Kind Of Hush, No Milk Today, Something Is Happening, Sunshine Girl, Henry VIII and I’m Into Something Good, to name a few. From the Sixties, through to the 21st century HERMAN’S HERMITS are still INTO SOMETHING GOOD!

Tickets: £18.75* and £16.75* (disc)

*inclusive of booking fee 75p per ticket up to a maximum £3

Age: Suitable for all

A captivating young performer; Sunjay is an extremely talented blues, folk guitarist and singer/songwriter who is well known on the UK folk/roots scene, Sunjay is an artist with a rare mix of youth (he has just turned 20), combined with a seemingly effortless mastery of the acoustic guitar. Sunjay’s first musical love was Buddy Holly, closely followed by Don McLean, firmly rooting him with a blues and folk mix.  Reminiscent of Ralph McTell and John Martyn, Sunjay’s performances have been described as “mature & confident”, while his guitar playing has been hailed as “superb, brilliant, experienced, intricate & faultless”. Sunjay is busy, in 2014 he’ll be playing over 100 gigs and is currently working on a new album for an Autumn release, with a major headline tour to support the album. He has supported the likes of Martin Simpson, Passenger, Phil Beer and Terry Reid, to name a few.  From national radio play to main stage festival appearances Sunjay Brayne is a major young talent, remaining true to his musical roots, at the same time creating a unique path; his is ‘new generation’ blues-folk.

Tickets: £10.75* and £8.75* (early bird to 5th June) *inclusive of booking fee 75p per ticket up to a maximum of £3

Age: Suitable for all

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LIVE EVENTS JUNE 2014 Main House Saturday 7th June : 1.00pm & 3.30pm (RT 2 hours approx. including interval)

BANANAS IN

PYJAMAS “Are you thinking what I’m thinking B1?” “I think I am B2?” It’s Banana-riffic!

It’s Partytime in Cuddlestown Park. But wait... the guest of honour’s gone missing? It’s a Banana emergency! Join B1, B2, Amy, Lulu and Morgan in this brand new, all singing, all dancing show. With plenty of audience participation, and slapstick fun... Can you help the Banana Detectives solve the case?

Tickets: £13.25* £11.25* (disc) £45.00* (family)

*inclusive of booking fee 75p per ticket up to a maximum of £3

Age: Suitable for all

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LIVE EVENTS JUNE 2014 Main House Thursday 12th June - Saturday 14th June : 7.15pm and Sat Mat 2.15pm (RT Unknown)

A musical by Alan Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg School Edition specially adapted and licensed by Josef Weinberger Limited on behalf of Music Theatre International and Cameron Mackintosh (Overseas) Limited. This summer The Harlequins Drama Group re-invents the blockbuster musical Les Misérables (School Edition). Based on Victor Hugo’s 1862 classic novel, this beloved show is a sweeping, uplifting, epic saga that has thrilled audiences throughout the world. The fugitive Jean Valjean is pitted against the tenacious Inspector Javert in a lifelong struggle to evade capture; their high-stakes conflict is deeply personal tale brought to vivid life against a historical backdrop of unparalleled scale. Packed with show-stopping musical numbers like “I Dreamed a Dream”, “On My Own,” and “One Day More”. This promises to be the musical experience of a lifetime!

Tickets: £13.75* and £11.75* (disc) and £43.00* (family) *inclusive of booking fee 75p per ticket up to a maximum £3

Age: Suitable for all Hirer Production

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LIVE EVENTS JUNE 2014 Room Upstairs Friday 13th June – Saturday 14th June: 6.30pm (RT 1 hour 50 min approx. including interval) Big Frog Productions Present

THE MEANEST GENIE & LITTLE GREEN FINGERS ‘The Meanest Genie’ follows poor little Mel as she encounters the meanest genie in the world. Instead of granting her wishes, he twists them for his own amusement and turns them into horrible spells. Can this mean genie turn good? and ‘Little Green Fingers’ follows the tale of a hapless gnome Neville who can’t keep a garden at all. His flowers are dying and are being overtaken by nasty weeds. Can he overcome his enemy Captain Weed with the help of Freda, the friendly fairy?

Tickets: £6.75*, £3.75* (disc) £19.00* (family)

Main House Wednesday 18th June : 2.00pm and 7.30pm (RT 2 hours 35 min approx. including interval)

MARK ANDREWS AWARD WINNING PRODUCTIONS PROUDLY PRESENT

THE GOOD OLD DAYS OF MUSIC HALL & VARIETY WITH BOBBY CRUSH Back with a fabulous brand new show for all ages, it’s taking you back to the great days of entertainment. Starring Britain’s number One Piano Entertainer - the Sensational BOBBY CRUSH. Star of 6 winning appearances on TV’s Opportunity Knocks for three seasons at the London Palladium starring alongside Julie Andrews. Bobby has recorded over 17 Albums & CD’s, with many Gold discs for record sales. Including special Guest, the TV comedy Star of Crackerjack -‘Crush a Grape’ - Stu Francis. Backed by a full supporting company of West End singers, hilarious comedy, a chairman, live music, and lots of wonderful songs you will know to sing along with!!! A show not to be missed!!!

Tickets: Matinee - £14.25* and £13.25* (disc) Evening - £15.25* and £14.25* (disc) Party Rate: buy 10 get the 11th free!

*inclusive of booking fee 75p per ticket up to a maximum of £3

*inclusive of booking fee 75p per ticket up to a maximum of £3

Age: Suitable for all

Age: Suitable for all

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LIVE EVENTS JUNE 2014 Main House Thursday 19th June : 7.30pm

(RT 2 hours 20 mins approx. including interval)

AN EVENING OF MEDIUMSHIP WITH TV PSYCHIC It’s NOT creepy or kooky, mysterious or spooky. It’s Psychic Medium Tony Stockwell demonstrating his belief that those who have passed can communicate with their loved ones. The popular star of TV’s Street Psychic, Psychic Private Eyes and Psychic Academy gives proof beyond doubt of the afterlife, all delivered with emotion, sensitivity and empathy. Audiences can experience amazing evidence of the continued existence of their loved one and that there’s really not death, just life beyond this. Tony’s insight into the lives of total strangers is inexplicable and remarkable as they receive fascinating revelations and indisputable evidence from the other side. Remarkably compelling, amazingly detailed and accurate and always humorous. Nobody can fail to come away untouched by the experience.

Tickets: £20.75*

*inclusive of booking fee 75p per ticket up to a maximum of £3

Age: Suitable for all Hirer Production

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LIVE EVENTS JUNE 2014 Main House Thursday 26th - Friday 27th June : 7.30pm (RT Unknown)

ICONIC LIVE – “THE ULTIMATE SHOW” A stunningly beautiful blend of Music, Vocals and Dance! A thought provoking and inspired mix of Old and New Genres and Styles, with unique arrangements. The Production is brought to life by an amazing award winning Cast of 19, led by Musical Director and Producer, Danny Werner. The format of the Show features two very different halves; with the first showcasing a wide range of songs from the Musicals and the second half focusing on a diverse variety of entertainment, that will suit everyone and all ages. The visually stunning show, will only be surpassed by the Vocalist, Dancers, Acrobats and Musicians that will encompass all your senses, through emotive performances and why we are - ‘Routinely Spectacular’.…… you’ll be awe struck with what you see and hear.

Tickets: £18.75* £16.75* (senior discount) £14.75* (child) £55.00* (family) £12.75* (party rate for 10+ people) *inclusive of booking fee 75p per ticket up to a maximum £3

Age: Suitable for all

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LIVE EVENTS JUNE 2014 Main House Saturday 28th June : 7.00pm

(RT 2 hours 20 mins approx. including interval) 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. This show is perfect for all ages and will make you want to get up out of your seats and boogie along yourselves. There will be a whole variety of styles from Freestyle/ Disco, Street Dance, Rock N Roll and much, much more...  So get your dancing shoes on and come along, you’re in for an Step-tacular night.

Tickets: £12.75*

*inclusive of booking fee 75p per ticket up to a maximum £3

Age: Suitable for all Hirer Production

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LIVE EVENTS JULY 2014 Main House Thursday 3rd July : 7.30pm

(RT 2 hours 20 min approx. including interval)

JETHRO – THE LEGEND AT LARGE Cornish comedy legend Jethro is back, as large as life, and on tour in 2014 with his very own unique brand of irresistible West Country tales for a fun-filled night of adult comedy. Jethro promises more tear-jerking, farcical stories featuring his old mates Denzil and Slip Along Trevaskis, as well as hilarious tales from his extensive repertoire and his successful career in TV and theatre. Cornwall’s best-loved comic takes a very alternative look at life – in only the way he can! Don’t miss it.

Tickets: £20.25*

*inclusive of booking fee 75p per ticket up to a maximum of £3

Age: Suitable for ages 18+

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LIVE EVENTS JULY 2014 Bar Lounge Wednesday 9th July : 10.30am & 2.30pm (RT 1 hour 15 min approx)

ELEVENSES AND EVERYTHING STOPS FOR TEA Stuart Danby is well known with his great vocals and personality. Join us every month for tea and cake plus some live entertainment in the Bar Lounge. Each month you will be greeted, 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: £6.25*

*inclusive of booking fee 75p per ticket up to a maximum of £3

Age: Suitable for all

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Main House Thursday 10th July : 7.30pm

(RT 2 hour 20 min approx. including interval) Surfin’ USA, starring BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing lead singer, Chris Madin. Backed by an incredible live band complete with horn section, are proud to pay tribute to one of the greatest bands of all time, The Beach Boys. The Beach Boys had over eighty songs chart worldwide, 36 of them United States and selling in excess of 100 million records worldwide. Listed at number 12 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the “100 Greatest Artists of All Time”. Chris Madin and the Surfin’ USA band brings those wonderful songs, energy and fun back to life. Narrated by Suzi Madin you’ll get even more insight into this decade defining band. Don’t miss out on this stunning recreation of an iconic sound.

Tickets: £19.75* and £17.75* (disc)

*inclusive of booking fee 75p per ticket up to a maximum of £3

Age: Suitable for all Hirer production

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LIVE EVENTS JULY 2014 Main House Friday 11th July : 7.30pm

(RT 2 hours 20 min approx. including interval)

THE HAIR ROCK

Climb aboard an auditorium-sized time machine and prepare to be transported...The Hair Rock Experience are in town! The Hair Rock Experience is a live theatre spectacular that brings the nostalgia of stadium rock back in style. Whether you missed it the first time around or simply long for its return. This is an opportunity to dress up, dance, and enjoy classics from the likes of Bon Jovi, Posion, White Snake, Aerosmith, Motley Crue...the list goes on. Featuring vintage audio, the show takes you on a whistle-stop tour of the era that taste forgot with all its excesses, deprivations, politics, and backcombing...but most of all, it unleashes the Hair Rock genre in its full and glossy glory! Including 80’s Rock anthems such as...’Livin’ On A Prayer’, ’The Final Countdown’, ‘Jump’, ‘Sweet Child O’Mine’, ‘Walk This Way’, ‘Nothin’ But A Good Time’ and many many more! With some of the best professional musicians on the circuit; killer vocals, lasers, smoke, and jeans so tight the cast need shoehorns and talc to get them on, this is a night not to be missed. The show is fully interactive on social media, so let the band know you’re coming to see them and they’ll give you a shout out...or even come and sit on your lap! If you loved the 80’s, then this is the show for you!

Tickets: £16.75* and £15.75* (disc)

*inclusive of booking fee 75p per ticket up to a maximum of £3

Age: Suitable for all

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LIVE EVENTS JULY 2014 Main House Saturday 12th July : 2.30pm and 7.00pm (RT 1 hour and 50 min approx. including interval) The All Round Theatre School Present

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST This year A.R.T.S. is celebrating its 10th Anniversary and is bringing a specially written musical adaptation of this timeless classic to the Palace Theatre stage. Packed full of songs and characters we all know and love, Beauty and the Beast promises to be their most spectacular show to date. You will be transported to a magical time long ago of provincial life in a lovely French town. When Maurice becomes lost in the woods on his way to the fair, he seeks shelter in an old castle, but the master of the castle is a horrible Beast that takes him captive. Maurice’s daughter Belle, our courageous heroine, must then give up her freedom to save his life! We follow Belle’s journey and all the magical and hilarious characters she meets along the way to the eventual taming of the unfortunate Beast and his transformation back into a handsome prince. With a talented cast of 5 to 18 year olds, and a tale as old as time, come along and put our service to the test!

Tickets: £10.25* and £8.25* (disc)

*inclusive of booking fee 75p per ticket up to a maximum of £3

Age: Suitable for all Hirer Production

Room Upstairs Friday 18th July : 7.45pm

(RT 1 hour 50 min approx. including interval)

STAND-UPSTAIRS COMEDY SHOW Come and see why live comedy is booming in the UK. “Sit Down Stand-up” are showcasing some of the best rising stars of the local and national stand-up comedy scene. Hosted by Redditch’s very own comedy showman Mr Ant Hill each show offers a different line-up of comedy performers. Whether your taste is traditional or alternative, dead-pan or zany each show offers something for everyone in a unique and memorable evening of good fun and laughter. “A thoroughly entertaining night, sure to take off.” -The Redditch Standard.

Tickets: £7.75*

*inclusive of booking fee 75p per ticket up to a maximum of £3

Age: Suitable for ages 16+ Hirer Production

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LIVE EVENTS AUGUST 2014 Main House Friday 15th August : 7.30pm (RT Unknown)

The Harlequins present

LITTLE MERMAID JR Lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater Music by Alan Menken Book by Doug Wright Based on the Hans Christian Andersen Story and the Disney Film produced by Howard Ashman & John Musker and written & directed by John Musker and Ron Clements. Journey “under the sea” with Ariel and her aquatic friends in Disney’s THE LITTLE MERMAID JR., which has been adapted from Disney’s 2008 Broadway production. In a magical underwater kingdom, the beautiful young mermaid Ariel longs to leave her ocean home – and her fins – behind and live in the world above. But first she’ll have to defy her father King Triton, make a deal with the evil sea witch Ursula, and convince the handsome Prince Eric that she’s the girl whose enchanting voice he’s been seeking. This show, which features the hit songs “Part of Your World,” “She’s in Love,” and the Oscar-winning “Under the Sea,” is a sure-fire summer crowd-pleaser.

Tickets: £10.75* and £8.75* (disc) and £35.00* (family) *inclusive of booking fee 75p per ticket up to a maximum of £3

Age: Suitable for all Hirer Production

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LIVE EVENTS AUGUST 2014

Tuesday 26th – Saturday 30th August 10 am – 4 pm

INTRODUCTION TO TECHNICAL THEATRE with Sebastian Barnes With over 38 years working in technical provision for theatres and live entertainment, in a variety of job roles Seb has extensive experience in backstage skills, management, training and staff development. He now focusses on the delivery of training & qualifications for workers in the live theatre and music sector. This introduction to technical theatre will include the following topics Stage What is a stage? Types and uses. Scenery types and uses, Processes and job roles. Safety on stage. Handling scenery, Basics of flying, some stage effects and how they work Lighting; What is stage lighting?, Why and how is it used?, Styles for different performance types. Equipment types and usage. Accessories, filters, effects, ripple, moving lights. Practical exercises in lighting test subjects, in groups..etc Stage Management / H&S; Accessing equipment. Relevant H&S Legislation What is Risk Assessment? Script markup Rehearsals & Markouts, Sourcing and managing props Sound; What is equipment and how it works, Why and how it is used in live performance. Live sound mixing exercises.

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Culminating by putting into practice all that has been learned with a performance at theatre on Saturday 30 August

Workshop Cost £240.00 per person. Age : Suitable for ages 16+

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PALACE YOUTH THEATRE Palace Youth Theatre The Palace Youth Theatre runs weekly workshops which are divided into age categories. Sessions differ depending on the age of the children in the group, the leader taking it and the needs of the participants. Sessions include drama games, details of performance techniques, using improvisation, script work, movement pieces, vocal performance and lots more. The Palace Youth Theatre provides its members the opportunity to audition for two main performances each year which are performed on the main stage. These shows are taken seriously and auditions are held which ensure that actors who are most suited to the roles are cast. The shows performed by the youth theatre tend to have large casts and there are many opportunities for members to be involved. We always have great fun in youth theatre shows and they are seen as a great privilege to be a part of.

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4.00pm - 5.00pm 5.00pm - 7.00pm 7.00pm - 9.00pm 5.00pm - 7.00pm 5.00pm - 7.00pm 7.00pm - 9.00pm 9.45am - 11.45am

5-8 11 - 13 16+ 16 - 25* 11 - 13 13 - 16 8 - 11

* Aiming Higher Group for young people with learning disabilities

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Costs per term are: £102.00 non reddicard rate £68.00 reddicard rate £51.00 concessionary reddicard rate For Tuesday 4pm - 5pm costs per term are: £51.00 non reddicard rate £34.00 reddicard rate £25.50 concessionary reddicard rate For all pyt enquiries please direct to: Liz Sifford Youth Theatre and Arts Officer Tel 01527 534027 Mobile 07951100457 lizzi.sifford@bromsgroveandredditch.gov.uk

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ONLINE BOOKING GUIDE

TOURIST INFORMATION

Palace Theatre Online Booking Instructions • Once you have a user name and password set up please select Palace Theatre from the left hand panel • Select a show from the left hand pane that you would like to see • Click onto where it says how many seats are left. This will then take you onto the seating plan. If the show has more than one performance you can choose what date you would like to see by clicking onto the calendar. This is located directly above where it tells you how many seats are left.

• Choose your seats on the seating plan by clicking on them and wait for them to turn yellow. Seats that have already been taken are shown in pink. • Once your selected seats have gone yellow please press continue. • Tick that you are aware of the terms and conditions or you can make another booking.

TOURIST INFORMATION CENTRE Redditch Tourist Information Centre is located in the foyer of the Palace Theatre . The tourist information centre offers a comprehensive range of local and holiday information to residents, visitors and also operates a booking service for day trips with local coach companies.

• Enter your address details. Please remember to press save. This is very important if you want your tickets posted out to you. Select delivery method either to have the tickets posted or to collect them at the box office.

A selection of souvenirs is available, together with a range of maps, books about local history and walking.

• Press proceed to secure payment

Our pleasant and knowledgeable staff will try and answer all your queries.

• Enter card details and proceed

Opening Hours Monday – Friday 10.00 am – 4.00 pm Saturday 9.30 am – 1.30 pm Sunday Closed

• Click confirm purchase • An email confirmation will be sent to your inbox • All tickets that are purchased less than 7 days prior to the performance will be kept at the box office for you. • A 75p booking fee will be charged for every ticket sold up to a maximum of £3.00.

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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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PALACE THEATRE SEATING PLAN

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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BLIND AND VISUALLY IMPAIRED Guide dogs are admitted into all public areas of the building including our auditoria. Theatre staff will be more than happy to look after guide dogs during performance and events, seats can be allocated close to entrances if required (subject to availability) .

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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.

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BOOKING TICKETS 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.

Box Office Opening Times

Non Performance Days MON – FRI 10am – 4.00pm & SAT 9.30am – 1.30pm Performance Days MON – FRIDAY 10.00am – 4.00pm & 6.00pm – 8.00pm SAT 9.30am – 1.30pm & 6.00pm – 8.00pm SAT MATS 9.30am – 3.00pm

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.

In Person Call in at the Theatre Box Office and Information Centre accessible from the Alcester Street .Where 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 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 75p booking fee per ticket up to a maximum of £3.00. 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

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.

Holders of Concessionary Reddicards/Students Subject to availability you may claim a full price ticket at a significantly reduced rate as stated in the

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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.

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you will come to a mini roundabout, go straight on and turn CAR PARK WARNING left into the car park opposite Maplin Electronics Store. Take Please do not park your car in Staples/Lidl/Apollo Give Way 2003 a short walk up Ipsley Street and cross the road at the pelican car parks or you could be subject to a fine. crossing. Take the underpass under the ringroad and when These are private car parks for the use of their you emerge the Palace Theatre will be right in front of you. customers only. This does not apply to blue badge holders who may only use the disabled PARKING FOR DISABLED DRIVERS car parking spaces in Apollo’s car park which Please use the disabled car parking spaces available opposite are situated on the left just inside the car park the theatre in the Apollo Electrical Centre car park. entrance.

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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 2014 SEPTEMBER SHOW Fri 5th Guy Hale Sept 2014 Tue 9th Ship of Fools Wed 10th Elevenses Sept 2014 - Barni Scott Thur 11th The Twist Fri 12th The Buddy Presley Show Fri 12th – Sat 13th All and Sundry Sat 13th Don Maclean - 50 Years of Laughter Thur 18th The Searchers Fri 19th Ha Ha Hood Fri 19th Stand Up-stairs Comedy Night Sat 20th Broadway Divas Wed 24th That’ll Be the Day Thur 25th Paul Zerdin Fri 26th Everly Brothers Fri 26th John Kirkpatrick - The Victorian Farmer’s Year in Song Sat 27th A Passion for Opera OCTOBER Thur 2nd Fri 3rd - Sat 4th Sat 4th Wed 8th Wed 8th - Sat 11th Fri 10th Sat 11th Tue 14th - Wed 15th Fri 17th Sat 18th Sat 18th

The Magnificent Music Hall An Evening of Mediumship - Journey with Spirit Tour Darkside performing The Pink Floyd Show Elevenses Oct 2014 - Stephen Cesari Alcester Musical Theatre Company - The Full Monty Ann Duggan Band Professor Pepperpot’s Circus Mayhem Animal Farm Essence of Ireland Roy Orbison and Friends Theo’s Comedy Showcase

Wed 22nd ELO Experience Thur 23rd - Sat 25th Jasper Carrott’s Stand Up and Rock Fri 24th - Sat 25th Spook Fest Mon 27th LDN Wrestling Wed 29th Swan Lake Thur 30th The Sooty Show Fri 31st Shazam! NOVEMBER Sat 1st Sat 1st Tue 4th - Fri 7th Fri 7th Tue 11th Wed 12th Fri 14th Fri 14th Sat 15th Tue 18th - Sat 22nd Mon 24th Thur 27th Fri 28th Sat 29th

Showaddywaddy Jekyll the Ripper Wythall Theatre Company - Boeing Boeing BabaJack Shakespeare Schools Festival Elevenses Christmas Celebrations Dave Barry and Kelly Louise Brendan Shine Stand Up-stairs Comedy Night PYT Show ROS Jesus Christ Superstar The Russian Spectacular 2014 Beyond the Barricade Stephen K Amos Dancing Queen Christmas Party

DECEMBER/JANUARY Mon 8th Dec - Sun 4th Jan 2015 Cinderella 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.redditchbc.gov.uk

Redditch Palace Theatre Summer 2014  

GET READY FOR THE HOTTEST SUMMER SEASON YOU’VE EVER SEEN!

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