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Summer Season 2018

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JOIN US FOR A BLAZING SUMMER SEASON! Welcome to an exciting summer season of shows to keep you entertained over the coming months. There’s top flight stand-up comedy, dance, music and even a few sporting legends taking to the stage. For all you comedy fans highlights include the return of Lee Nelson and Paul Chowdhry in May and up and coming stand-up from Joe Bore in the Palace Studio. Two icons of English football Teddy Sheringham MBE and Paul Merson grace the stage to discuss their careers in the game ahead of the 2018 World Cup and sporting legends from the snooker world Dennis Taylor and John Virgo take to the stage in June. On the dance front we look forward to welcoming Strictly Come Dancing legend Giovanni Pernice with his Born To Win Tour along with Ballet UK’s enchanting production of Hans Christian Andersen’s classic The Little Mermaid a sure fire family favourite. The Harlequins return this summer with their big musical production of Singin’ In The Rain. This is followed, in July, by the Palace Youth Theatre’s production of Goodnight Mr Tom. If all of this wasn’t enough we get up close and personal with Martine McCutcheon. Followed by Irish singing sensation Donna Taggart who has recently drawn comparisons with the likes of Eva Cassidy, Mary Black and Alison Krauss and has established herself as one of Ireland’s top live female performers. We welcome back popular groups The Searchers, The Drifters and New Amen Corner who along with Mike d’Abo are bringing back the sixties. There are great tributes to Meatloaf in Rock and Roll Dreams Come True, Michael Jackson in The Michael Jackson History Show, Ga Ga who will rock the Palace to the sounds of Queen and Talon who are bringing an amazing acoustic collection featuring many of The Eagles classics.

If you haven’t already joined our Facebook page or follow us on Twitter, it’s a good time as any, especially with so many brand new shows and old favourites on the horizon. This way anything new will reach you first and you’ll never miss out again! So if you’re here for the laughs or you’re simply a lover of great musicals/plays then this is a season not to be missed! 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 and register today! 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

Contents Live Events................................................................................5-37 Palace Youth Theatre.............................................................38 Tourist Information...................................................................39 Seating Plan and Accessibility...............................................40 Booking Tickets and Concessionary Rates...........................41 How to Find Us..........................................................................42 Forthcoming Attractions Listing for Autumn/Winter 2018....44


DIARY KEY - Main House, Palace Studio, Bar Lounge.


Redditch Has Talent

All Our Yesterdays

Fri 29th

Bringing on Back the 60s

Fri 4th - Sat 5th

Fantasy In Dance

Sat 30th

Talon – The Acoustic Collection

Wed 9th

Lee Nelson

Thur 10th

Rock & Roll Dreams Came True Meat Loaf the Show

Thur 10th

Gimme Shelter - Refugee Fundraiser

Wed 16th

Michael Jackson History Show

Thur 17th

Martine McCutcheon

Fri 18th

Legend – The Music of Bob Marley

Fri 18th

Jump Start Presents…

Sat 19th

The Searchers

Sat 19th

Joe Bore – A Room with a Jew

Wed 23rd

Paul Chowdhry

Fri 25th

Trickster (with guest star Ray Quinn)


Sat 26th

Lisa Live – Spirit Connections

Sat 11th

Thur 31st

The World Cup Roadshow


JULY Sun 1st

Stage Coach - Beauty and the Beast Jr.

Tue 3rd

Perfect Remedy - Choirs Connected Summer Concert

Wed 4th

Giovanni Pernice - Born to Win

Sat 7th - Sun 8th

RND Academy of Dance - A Sky Full of Stars

Thur 12th - Sat 14th Palace Youth Theatre - Goodnight Mister Tom Thur 19th


Sat 21st - Sun 22nd Alice’s Adventures

Palace Youth Theatre - Alice in Wonderland

DECEMBER Mon 10th Dec 2018 Sun 6th Jan 2019 Aladdin Pantomime

Fri 1st

California Dreamers

Sat 2nd

Ballet Theatre UK’s The Little Mermaid

Wed 6th - Fri 8th

The Harlequins -Singin’ in the Rain Jr.

Sat 9th

The Drifters

Thur 14th

Donna Taggart

Thur 14th - Fri 15th

All & Sundry - Gaslight

Wed 20th

Elevenses June - Dave Barry

Fri 22nd

An Evening with Snooker Legends Dennis Taylor and John Virgo

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Sat 23rd

Just Dance

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One of the biggest shows of its kind in the UK, taking the audience on a breathtaking musical journey through the 50’s, 60’s, and some of the brilliant sounds of the 1970’s. Including songs by Barry Manilow, Buddy Holly, Frank Sinatra, Petula Clark, The Drifters, Elvis Presley, Abba, Queen and many more Over 160 amazing costumes and choreography for each decade, performed by ‘West End’ and international vocalists, along with the stunning ‘Timeless Showgirls’ Tickets £17.00* £16.00* (disc) *inclusive of booking fee £1 per ticket up to a maximum of £4. Age: Suitable for all Hirer Production

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The ultimate feel good show! Another sensational show from the producers of ‘Memory Lane’, ‘Rolling back the Years’, and ‘Memories are made of This’.


Main House Wednesday 2nd May : 2.00pm & 7pm RT 2 hours 20 mins approx. including interval Timeless Theatre Productions Ltd present


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Main House Friday 4th – Saturday 5th May : 7.15pm and Sat Mat 2.15pm (RT 2 hours 10 mins approx. including interval)


The Sue Latham School of Dance take to the stage with pupils from the ages of 3 to 18 years old! These talented youngsters present a fantastic dance variety show. Don’t miss out on an amazing night of ballet, tap, modern dance and so much more!

Tickets £14.00* £12.00* (disc rate) *inclusive of booking fee £1 per ticket up to a maximum of £4. Age: Suitable for all. Hirer Production.

Main House Wednesday 9th May : 7.30pm (RT 2 hours 20 mins approx. including interval)


Due to huge demand, and over-priced lawyers, Lee is extending his smash-hit tour for a second time, adding a final 30 dates to his huge 150-show run. You’ve seen him sneaking into places he shouldn’t be, now come and see him where he most definitely should be: live on stage with his sensational Serious Joker tour. Tickets £21.00* *inclusive of booking fee £1 per ticket up to a maximum of £4. Age: Parental guidance suggested (some material might be unsuitable for children)

“In this sort of form Nelson is irresistible… there aren’t many better comedians to turn to” The Telegraph “Comedy legend” The Sun “Unfunny pillock”  Damien Green* Deputy Prime Minister “You Should Be Ashamed Of Yourself” Sepp Blatter** FIFA President *Green has since been sacked after a computer porn cover up. Who’s the pillock now? **Blatter has since been sacked after a massive corruption scandal. Who’s ashamed now?


Featuring all of Meat Loaf’s classic hits, from the epic ‘Bat Out of Hell’, to the timeless ‘I’d Do Anything for Love’, there won’t be a hit that doesn’t evoke fond memories or have you singing along too! Adding to the authenticity of the full Meat Loaf experience are the costumes, video projections, set, dancers, incredible light

At the helm of the evening is Manchesterborn and internationally acclaimed Peter Young, who channels Meat Loaf’s larger than life persona and stage presence with great passion and vigour. Even Meat Loaf’s uncompromising fan base proclaims Peter Young is Meat Loaf at his very best. This valued recognition has come from years of dedication and experience. Joining with him is the eight-piece live band, Rock’n’Roll Dreams Came True who are now into their second year of touring with this outstanding show. Tickets £23.00* £21.00* (disc rate) £92.00* (box max 4 people) *inclusive of booking fee £1 per ticket up to a maximum of £4. Age Suitable for all Hirer Production

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Following the recent revival of one the most popular and iconic entertainers of the last 40 years, STUDIO63 PRODUCTIONS are proud to present this 2-hour extravaganza to the force of nature that is Meat Loaf in “Rock’n’Roll Dreams Came True – Meat loaf the Show”

show and an exceptionally talented eightpiece live band.


Main House Thursday 10th May : 7.30pm (RT 2 hours 20 mins approx. including interval)


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Main House Wednesday 16th May : 7.30pm (RT 2 hours 20 mins approx. including interval)


Showtime Australia presents this spectacular music tribute and full-scale stage production honouring the one and only King of Pop, Michael Jackson. Celebrate Jackson’s creative genius and unsurpassed talent with riveting live performances spanning his early days as a member of the Jackson 5, his groundbreaking theatrics in the 80s and his continued domination of Pop culture into the 21st century. Songs include Thriller, Billie Jean, Smooth Criminal, Bad, Beat It, ABC, Don’t Stop Til You Get Enough, Human Nature, PYT, They Don’t Really Care About Us and many more. Get the full Michael Jackson concert experience with accomplished impersonator Dantanio – electrifying in his role as Jackson – plus a live band, choreographed dancers, authentic costumes, state-of-the-art sound and theatrical lighting, vision and effects. Truly a mind-blowing stage production – do not miss it! Tickets £24.00* £96.00* (Box Max 4 people) *inclusive of booking fee £1 per ticket up to a maximum of £4. Age: Suitable for all


Martine is back not only musically; she also reprised her role in the Comic Relief reunion of ‘Love Actually’ earlier this year and has just wrapped a film with Alan Davies called ‘The Bromley Boys.’ However it’s music that’s her main focus. First single ‘Say I’m Not Alone’, is a song like nothing Martine has ever recorded before; big, bold, brash, merging clanging guitars, thumping drums and a hard hitting lyric. Other album highlights include the rocky ‘Any Sign Of Life’, the beautiful ‘Stay With Me’ (which is a duet with Jack) and album closer ‘Rebellion’. The album is a deeply personal record that deals with everything from relationships to Martine’s debilitating illness that saw her unable to work. “Life brought this album about very gradually,” explains Martine. “It was a really unconscious thing; I started writing the songs at a time in my life when I’d lost everything.”

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Martine McCutcheon, first found fame as Tiffany Mitchell in Eastenders in the 1990s, before releasing her platinum-selling debut solo album ‘You, Me & Us’ in 1999 containing the No. 1 single ‘Perfect Moment’. West End and TV roles followed and along the way she became the nation’s sweetheart. In 2003, Martine memorably played Natalie opposite Hugh Grant in ‘Love Actually.’ Now 41, happily married, mother of a 2 year old, the time felt right to return to the studio. Martine has co-written most of the songs on the new album ‘Lost and Found’ with her husband, the multi-instrumentalist/vocalist Jack McManus, and she has never sounded better!

Tickets Front 6 Rows of the Stalls £27.00* Rest of Auditorium £26.00* Rear Circle £22.00* Box (Max 4 people) £88.00* *inclusive of booking fee £1 per ticket up to a maximum of £4. Age: Suitable for all


Main House Thursday 17th May : 7.30pm (RT Not Yet Known)


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Palace Studio Friday 18th May : 7.45pm (RT 1 hour 50 mins approx. including interval)

JUMP START Jump Start is the place to see new plays and performances in their purest state and we are delighted to be coming to The Palace Theatre for the first time.. ! See a number of plays and performances in a rehearsed and scratch form from some of the regions up and coming theatre makers. Catch them for free before they go big! Admission is free but donations are welcome. Follow us on facebook too! groups/248446278623071/ Free admission up to 50 people. Get your tickets in advance from the Box Office these are offered on a first come first served basis



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Reggae for the world When you think Reggae, there is only one name that comes to your mind. The legend that was Bob Marley. Legend, the music of Bob Marley is an unforgettable evening celebrating this musical icon in one fantastic stage show extravaganza. Combining his superb, distinctive vocals with

flawless musicianship, and a supremely talented cast. Together they recreate the timeless hits Could You Be Loved, Is This Love, One Love, No Woman No Cry, Three Little Birds, Jammin’, Buffalo Soldier, Stir It Up, Get Up Stand Up, Exodus, Waiting in Vain, Satisfy My Soul, Iron Lion Zion, I Shot the Sheriff and many more reggae classics. This two-hour rasta spectacular, showcasing the magic of Marley, will leave audiences on a natural high. Legend – The Music of Bob Marley captures the charisma and culture of an icon gone too soon.

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

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Saturday 19th May : 7.45 pm (RT 1 hour 20 mins approx. including interval)


An hour of stand up from Joe Bor - award winning comedian, Jewish Comedian of the year and star of BuzzFeed’s hit YouTube series ‘Worth It UK’. TV credits include Mock The Week and Have I Got News For You. “Joe Bor is a must see” Alan Carr  Twitter: @josephbor Web: Tickets £11.00* *inclusive of booking fee £1 per ticket up to a maximum of £4. Age: Suitable for 16+


John McNally Frank Allen Spencer James Scott Ottaway

With total record sales in excess of 50 million, The Searchers still have great appeal to audiences of all ages. They tour the globe as much today as they have done throughout a fantastic career spanning 5 decades. Their special ‘solo’ concert is a highly entertaining show and has been enthusiastically and warmly received throughout the world. Combined with anecdotes and reminiscences, this fully self-contained concert includes all their famous hits, plus many album recordings, B-sides and a selection of other collector and well known favourites. Don’t miss The Searchers live in concert! Tickets £22.00* * inclusive of booking fee £1 per ticket up to a maximum of £4. Age: Suitable for all

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The Searchers remarkable career continues. With such classic hits as, Sweets For My Sweet; Needles and Pins; Don’t Throw Your Love Away; Sugar and Spice and When You Walk In The Room, they have contributed enormously in establishing the UK as the world’s leading nation in the music industry. There is no doubt that the decade that gave us The Beatles as well as The Searchers and many others was very special and will go down in history as being the most imaginative period of music creativity and expression.


Main House Saturday 19th May : 7.30pm (RT 2 hours 20 mins approx.)



Main House Wednesday 23rd May : 8.00pm (RT 2 hours 10 mins approx. including interval)


Due to popular demand Paul Chowdhry is back with an extra date in may. (‘Live Innit’ tour.) Following his 2015 100 date sell-out tour, comedy powerhouse and star of Taskmaster, Live at The Apollo and Stand Up for the Week, Paul Chowdhry brings his highly anticipated new stand-up show to venues nationwide.


‘It’s a rare and joyous thing to see a stand up so vibrant and imperiously on top of his game’ H H H H H The Mail on Sunday Please note bag checks may be in operation during this show. Guests that arrive drunk may be turned away. All alcohol brought onto the premise will be removed.



Tickets £21.00* *inclusive of booking fee £1 per ticket up to a maximum of £4. Age: Suitable 14+



James Phelan presents his unique magical prank show that is both jaw-dropping and laugh out loud funny. A night of light entertainment described as extraordinary in The Mirror and legendary by The Sun.

A night of hilarious, mind-blowing magic in a show where anything can happen – and quite often does. People are tricked, phones are destroyed, needles are swallowed – no-one is safe.

Tickets £19.50* £17.50* (disc) *inclusive of booking fee £1 per ticket up to a maximum of £4. Age: Suitable for 12+


Nephew of the late Paul Daniels, James has been storming it online in the last twelve months whilst gaining a lot of traction in the national press.

Don’t miss this unique night of hilarious mind blowing entertainment.

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Main House Friday 25th May : 7.30pm (RT Not Yet Known)

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


Join International renowned psychic medium Lisa Williams on her return to the UK for an evening of love and laughter as she connects with loved ones, offers messages for audience members and helps to bring closure for those in need.

Tickets £46.00* Meet and Greet £26.00* Band A £22.00* Band C *inclusive of booking fee £1 per ticket up to a maximum of £4. Age: Suitable for all Hirer Production


Come and Join: *Teddy Sheringham MBE ex Spurs & Manchester United Legend and Ex Arsenal & Aston Villa legend *Paul Merson (now a regular on Sky Sports) and hosting the evening is talkSport presenter Perry Groves who is also an Ex Arsenal legend. They will relive dressing room stories, managers, fall-outs, discuss England now and all you wanted to know about the former Three Lions’ heroes. There will be a chance to ask questions, while VIP tickets are available for meet and greet opportunities pre-show. Check for this at the box-office when booking. *players are available at time of booking but their schedule could change. Tickets £36.00* £51.00* VIP meet and greet *inclusive of booking fee £1 per ticket up to a maximum of £4. Age: Suitable for all

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Two icons of English football grace the stage at the Palace Theatre in Redditch to discuss their brilliant careers in the game, ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup.


Main House Thursday 31st May : 8pm (RT Not Yet Known)



Main House Friday 1st June : 7.30pm (RT Not yet Known)


Release your inner hippie and join us for an unforgettable night of Live Music. A Sunshine Celebration of the Los Angeles music scene from 1965 to 1975. We pay homage to the Iconic Artists who made their home in ‘Laurel Canyon’, a small neighbourhood nestling in the foothills of L.A. California Dreamers production will include world-wide recognised music from Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, The Eagles, The Mamas and Papas, The Monkees, The Turtles and even Singer/ Songwriters Carole King, James Taylor, Joni Mitchell and Jackson Browne. You will hear classic songs



Main House Saturday 2nd June : 7.30pm (RT Not Yet Known) Ballet UK presents


Join Ballet Theatre UK on this dramatic re-telling of Hans Christian Andersen’s all-time favourite story of The Little Mermaid, who falls in love with a human Prince and gives up everything to win his love. The kind hearted Little Mermaid rescues the Prince during a storm at sea, and begins a journey that takes her far from her home beneath the waves. Determined to pursue her love on to the shore she makes a bargain with an evil Sea Witch, but it comes at a heavy price. Ballet Theatre UK’s charming and poignant ballet explores the nature of longing, how making choices have lasting consequences and how goodness can be rewarded in unexpected ways. “Glittering costumes, expressive dancers...a pleasure to witness a production of this calibre” Dance Europe

Tickets £18.00* £17.00* (disc) £13.00* (child under 16) *inclusive of booking fee £1 per ticket up to a maximum of £4. Age: Suitable for all Hirer Production

like California Dreaming, Mr Tambourine Man, Love The One You’re With, Happy Together, Big Yellow Taxi and a host of other world-class hits from the Groovin’ 60’s and 70’s, taking you on a journey behind the songs and stories of the Legends of Laurel Canyon. California Dreamers is a night not to be missed, “I’m a Believer” are you? Tickets £21.00* £84.00* (Boxes max 4 people) *inclusive of booking fee £1 per ticket up to a max of £4. Age: Suitable for all


Singin’ in the Rain JR. has all the makings of a Tinseltown tabloid headline – the starlet, the leading man and a love affair that could change lives and make or break careers! In silent movies, Don Lockwood and Lina Lamont are a hot item, but behind the scenes, things aren’t always as they appear on the big screen! Meanwhile, Lina’s squeaky voice might be the end of her career in “talking pictures” without the help of a talented young actress to do the talking and singing for her. Toe tapping musical numbers include, Good Morning, Make ‘em Laugh and the title song Singin’ in the Rain complete with real water live on stage. Grab your brollies and come see this spectacular new production. 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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The Harlequins Drama Group return for their 10th anniversary production of ‘Singin in the Rain Jr’ making a big splash with real rain live on stage!


Main House Wednesday 6th - Friday 8th June : 7.30pm (RT Not Yet Known) The Harlequins present


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Main House Saturday 9th June : 7.30pm (RT 2 hours 20 mins approx. including interval)


The Drifters are back on the road in the UK performing their classic hits from the last six decades. The legendary group have been inducted into the Rock & Roll of fame, performed for the President of the United States and listed among the greatest artists of all time by Rolling Stone magazine. Don’t miss their brand-new tour performing all the classic hits such as ‘Saturday Night At Movies’, ‘You’re ‘More Than A Number,’ ‘Come on Over to My Place’, ‘Up On The Roof,’ ‘Under the Boardwalk’, ‘Kissin In The Back Row’, ‘Save The Last Dance For Me’, ‘Down On The Beach,’ ‘Hello Happiness’ and many, many more! Tickets £25.00* (Stalls) £23.50* (Circle) £21.00* (disc) *inclusive of booking fee £1 per ticket up to a maximum of £4. Age: Suitable for all


Just back from the USA after touring with legendary singer/songwriter Phil Coulter Donna’s distinctive emotional singing style has drawn comparisons with the likes of Eva Cassidy, Mary Black and Alison Krauss. Although Donna has only recently gained international recognition she is making up for lost time. Her debut Irish and UK Tour in 2017 enthralled audiences and has established her as one of Ireland’s top Live Female performers. Tickets £21.00* £80.00* (Boxes Max of 4 people) *inclusive of booking fee £1 per ticket up to a maximum of £4. Age Suitable for all

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Following her astonishing International success with ‘Jealous of the Angels’ which has now achieved MultiPlatinum status with well in excess of 100 Million streams Donna Taggart is delighted to announce a Spring 2018 Concert Tour in Ireland/UK.


Main House Thursday 14th June : 8pm (RT 2 hours approx. including interval)


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Palace Studio Thursday 14th – Friday 15th June : 7.45pm (RT Not Yet Known) All and Sundry Productions present Patrick Hamilton’s classic thriller


Join All and Sundry for their latest show, the classic psychological thriller, Gaslight. Recently brought to the professional stage by Kara Tointon; Bella is at her wits end. Between missing trinkets, misplaced paintings, and an abusive husband, Bella is losing her mind. One dark evening, a gentleman calls while Bella’s husband, Jack, is out for the evening. He weaves Bella a tale of a grisly murder some 20 years ago.


Is this a further step down the road to insanity for Bella, or is this retired Police Inspector to be believed? Tickets £11.00* *inclusive of booking fee £1 per ticket up to a maximum of £4. Age: Suitable 13+ An amateur production by arrangement with Samuel French Lts

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ELEVENSES WEDNESDAY 20TH JUNE 2018 Â DAVE BARRY A very popular comedy/ vocalist. You can sing-a long with Dave or laugh at his antics. Not to be missed.


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Main House Friday 22nd June : 7.30pm (RT Not Yet Known)

AN EVENING WITH SNOOKER GREATS DENNIS TAYLOR AND JOHN VIRGO Starring former world snooker champion Dennis Taylor along with snooker’s favourite John Virgo. These guys are two of the most recognisable names in the snooker world and both now work as pundits and commentators for the BBC for all snooker events. They will talk about their careers,

the wins, the highs the lows and tell a few stories about others along the way. There will also be audience involved trick shots on the night and John doing his world famous impressions of other players. The evening will be hosted and presented by Rob Walker BBC sports presenter, plus there will be a Q&A on the night and you can ask any question you want!! This a night not to be missed.

V.I.P Tickets are available for a meet and greet before the show, check this out at the box office when booking. Tickets £26.00* £46.00* VIP limited to 75 max front rows + meet and greet at 6pm. *inclusive of booking fee £1 per ticket up to a maximum of £4. Age: Suitable for all


Main House Saturday 23rd June : 6.30pm (RT 2 hours 20 mins approx. including interval) JJTA Promotions present


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.


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Main House Thursday 28th June : 7.00pm (RT Not Yet Known)


Now in its third successive year Redditch Has Talent returns to the Palace Theatre. We’ve once again gone out in search of local talent and this show is the culmination of that search. Featuring a selection of handpicked 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 disciplines. Tickets £9.00* £8.00* (disc) *inclusive of booking fee £1 per ticket up to a maximum of £4. Age: Suitable for all


Whether you come to this show to relive your childhood memories or you just simply want to see what your parents have been raving about for all these years. Come and experience the musical phenomenon of the 1960s for yourself…… this show is a must for you! It’s full of timeless classics performed with the most authentic 60’s sound accompanied by, on the large screen, all the visual effects to compliment a performance of never to be forgotten music. Hits include Bend Me Shape Me, If Paradise Is Half As Nice, He Ain’t Heavy He’s My Brother, Eloise to name but a few. Tickets: £20.00* *inclusive of booking fee £1 per ticket up to a maximum of £4. Age: Suitable for all

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Returning by huge popular demand. BRINGING ON BACK THE 60’S starring The New Amen Corner with 2 very special guests. Mike D’Arbo (former lead singer with Manfred Man) and Nancy Ann Lee (Little Miss Sixties). Invite you to join them 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. The New Amen Corner have gained the respect of 60s music lovers everywhere.


Main House Friday 29th June : 7.30pm (RT 2 hours 20 minutes approx. including interval)


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Main House Saturday 30th June : 7.30pm (RT Not Yet Known)


This year, ‘In The Raw’ will feature many Eagles classics with breathtakingly beautiful acoustic arrangements, plus their own personal favourites in a brand new show for 2018. Following the massive success of their critically acclaimed studio and ‘LIVE’ acoustic albums, ‘Talon – The Acoustic Collection’ is back with their most extensive tour to date. “If you have not seen this show before then you are in for a real treat. Sat on bar stools and armed with no more than their trademark four part vocal harmony, acoustic instruments and laid back banter, Talon will leave you spellbound”. “Essential listening if you appreciate great musicianship, major label production standards and the tightest harmonies you will hear this side of Crosby, Stills & Nash” ‘MAVERICK’ (The UK’s Leading Country Music Magazine) Tickets £21.00* *inclusive of booking fee £1 per ticket up to a maximum of £4. Age: Suitable for all


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Main House Sunday 1st July : 6.00pm (RT 1 hour approx.) Stagecoach Evesham and Stagecoach Redditch present

This classic tale will be told anew with the very talented stars of Stagecoach Evesham and Stagecoach Redditch bringing the iconic Disney story to life. With a big cast of students ranging from ages 4 to 18, this lively 60 minute performance will have you singing along and raising the roof.

Main House Tuesday 3rd July : 6.30pm (RT Not Yet Known)


An early evening concert of uplifting songs for all the family showcasing local choirs & musicians including the debut performance of ‘Choirs Connected Family Choir 2018’. ‘I don’t sing because I’m happy, I’m happy because I sing!’ Music Director: Maria Brannelly. Vocal Coach: Samantha Gorton.  


Tickets £4.50 Age: Suitable for All Hirer Production

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Stagecoach Evesham and Stagecoach Redditch invite you to ‘Be Our Guest’ as we join in with a Guinness World Record attempt for the most simultaneous performances of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast as part of Stagecoach’s 30th anniversary celebrations.


headlined by Giovanni. Expect even more energy, even more passion, and even more heat.


HHHHH “Not just smouldering… Absolutely scorching.” *

‘Strictly Come Dancing’ professional, Giovanni Pernice, will be heading back out on tour in 2018, after a sell-out tour in 2017. facebook/PalaceTheatreRedditch


Main House Wednesday 4th July : 7.30pm (RT Not Yet Known)

Giovanni will be joined by seven more world class professionals. The show is produced once more by Strictly Theatre Co and choreographed by Strictly Come Dancing’s creative director Jason Gilkison. Get ready for glitzy costumes, amazing routines and another beautiful story -

Main House Saturday 7th July : 7.00pm Sunday 8th July : 2.30pm RND Academy of Dance presents


The journey so far......come and enjoy RND’s shining stars showcasing their dance talents. RND Academy of Dance is a local dance school, that has been established for 10 years, encouraging children of all abilities from 3 years upwards. We specialise in Ballet, Tap, Modern Jazz, Theatre Craft and Freestyle; regularly entering competitions, IDTA examinations and annual stage productions. Tickets £11.00* £9.00* concessions * inclusive of £1 booking fee per ticket up to a maximum of £4. Hirer Production

HHHHH “Giovanni’s dancers are as good as any you will see on the television show.” * *Review of 2017 Dance Is Life Tickets £29.00* £49.00* (Best seats and Meet and Greet) *inclusive of booking fee £1 per ticket up to a maximum of £4. Age: Suitable for all Hirer Production


Goodnight Mister Tom is the story of William Beech, an artistically-gifted but abused young boy who escapes his brutal home life when he is evacuated to the countryside during World War II. He is ultimately rescued from his hideous upbringing when he is taken into the care of Mister Tom, a lonely old man. With Gary Carpenter’s soaring, tuneful score and Michelle Magorian’s beautiful lyrics, this is a wonderful, ultimately uplifting show which will appeal to young and old alike. Tickets £11.00* £9.00* (disc) £36.00* family * inclusive of £1 booking fee per ticket up to a maximum of £4. Age : Suitable for all An amateur production presented by arrangement with Music Theatre International (Europe) All authorised performance materials also supplied by MTI Europe

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on behalf of Josef Weinberger Ltd. Musical adaptation of Michelle Magorian’s award-winning book set during World War II. Music (Additional lyrics) by Gary Carpenter.


Main House Thursday 12th – Saturday 14th July : 7.30pm & Sat Mat 2.30pm (RT Not Yet Known)



From numerous Queen Conventions to TV appearances, GA GA have consistently proved why they are so highly rated by critics and audiences alike. There are no wigs, no make-up and definitely no false moustaches but instead a host of massive Queen songs played like they were meant to be.



Main House Thursday 19th July : 7.30pm (RT 2 hours 10 mins approx. including interval)


Performed by a multi-award winning band who have headlined the ‘International Guitar Festival’ on several occasions, this is a Queen show like no other.

“Stunning” – Official Queen Fan Club “Superb” – Brian May Tickets £17.00* *inclusive of booking fee £1 per ticket up to a maximum of £4. Age: Suitable for all Hirer Production


Tickets £14.00* £10.00*(disc rate) *inclusive of booking fee £1 per ticket up to a maximum of £4 Age : Suitable for all Hirer Production

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Will the Red Queen ever discover who stole her tarts? Join Rutleigh Norris School of Dance to find out as they dance their way through “Alice’s Adventures”. Students from 3-18 will be performing a full length production featuring our talented Royal Academy of Dance Ballet students, with Modern and Tap dancers adding their flair too!


Main House Saturday 21st – Sunday 22nd July : 2pm & 6pm (RT Not yet Known) Rutleigh Norris School of Dance present


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Monday 30th July - Friday 3rd August Monday 6th August - Friday 10th August 10am - 4pm

SUMMER SCHOOL MUSICAL IN TWO WEEKS ALICE IN WONDERLAND JR Redditch’s budding young stars can portray characters from Lewis Carroll’s infamous Alice in Wonderland this summer with the Palace Youth Theatre (PYT). Young performers aged 8 to 18, looking for something to keep them busy in the summer holidays can take a trip down a rabbit hole, join in with the madhatter’s tea party and play croquet with the Queen of Hearts by signing up for the Palace Youth Theatre’s two week summer school. Participants will come together in July/ August for two weeks of rehearsals with professionals before putting on two performances at the Palace Theatre. Cost £150 per child, £75 sibling discount Payment plans available, registration deadline 29th June Two performances of the completed production will be performed on Saturday 11th August : 2:30pm and 7:30pm Tickets £11* £9* (disc rate) £36* family *inclusive of booking fee £1 per ticket up to a maximum of £4

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ESCAPE-pain Enabling Self-management and Coping with Arthritic Pain using Exercise

Classes coming to a community venue near you soon, to register your interest please call 01527 881404

TOURIST INFORMATION CENTRE 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: Redditch T.I.C. Palace Theatre Alcester Street Redditch Worcestershire B98 8AE

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ESCAPE-pain can: • Reduce pain • Improve physical function • Improve the psychosocial consequences of pain • Reduce healthcare and utilisation costs.


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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 auditorium. Please inform staff of attending guide dogs prior to the event to ensure an appropriate seat is allocated (subject to availability).


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Please use this seating plan to help choose your seats The Palace Theatre Seats 420 There are 10 wheelchair spaces in the auditorium 8 in the Stalls and 2 in the Circle

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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

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.

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. Online booking You can now book seats online at 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 FT = Family Ticket 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.

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 £2.00 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 £2.00 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.


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.

Students Subject to availability you may claim a full price ticket at a reduced rate as stated in the brochure. This special concessionary rate can only be claimed 3 days before the show opens.

Data Protection Privacy notice relating to the sale of tickets. We collect personal information about you when creating an account online to book tickets or workshops. The legal basis for this processing is the fulfilment of a contractual obligation; by booking tickets or workshops you are entering into a contract, and we require the personal data requested to fulfil this transaction. When you create an account or purchase tickets, you can opt to consent to us processing your personal information for other specified purposes such as. • To send you communications in connection with your transaction and events you attend. • provide better services by assessing preferences, trends and interests from the data provided, • to offer promotions and to understand our target audience for more focused marketing purposes. If you chose not to consent to additional processing, this will not affect your rights.  You can browse our website or make enquires with our Box Office without disclosing any personal information. The data collected is: • Name • Address • Contact Details • Date of birth • Debit / Credit card details. • Box office account information. • Preferences This information will be accessible by Box Office staff and PatronBase UK Box Office Systems, who provide support, under agreed restrictions.  This information will not be shared/sold to any other service/organisation unless we have a duty to do so under law. This data will not be transferred outside of the EEA. Where you agree to be contacted, the data will be kept until it is either overwritten or until you no longer agree to be kept informed.  If you change your mind, simply log into your account and change your preference.  However you will still receive transactional messages when purchasing tickets or booking workshops.  Transactional data will be kept for 7 years under the Limitations Act 1980.  No decisions around this data are made by automated means. We collect your information in different ways.  We and third party organisations use cookies and other technologies, such as pixel tags on our websites and in our emails.  General data protection information relating to Cookies and the council can be found at

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Terms and Conditions of Sale We will only refund tickets if the performance or event has been cancelled.


Reservations The Palace Theatre does not take seat reservations, all seats have to be paid for at the time of booking

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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 every evening.

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 every evening.

Tel. 01527 585555 * †Terms & conditions apply, ask in-store for details

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.


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Roy Chubby Brown The Shaolin Monks Westend Jerseys Adventures in the Attic The Dreamboys Palace Drum Clinic (PS) We Three Kings - Of Rock ‘n’ Roll Rolling Back the Years The Bon Jovi Experience Babajack (PS) Alcester Musical Theatre Company - My Fair Lady Flying Scotsman and the Golden Age of Steam (PS) Storyteller - Lexi Wolfe (PS) Craig Morris - Spirit Medium (PS) That’ll Be the Day Faith - The George Michael Legacy Bowie Experience Blowin’ In the Wind - Adante Live (PS) Kast Off Kinks You Win Again Jim Davidson Palace Theatre Drum Clinic (PS) Someone Like You - The Adele Songbook Wythall Theatre Company Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat Elite Choir (Choirs Connected) (PS) Lee Mead - 10th Anniversary Tour


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Forgotten Melodies: Keep the Home Fires Burning Psychic Sally Big Girls Don’t Cry Legends of American Country Show Robin Windsor - Farewell Tour Dancing Queen Terror on the Tracks - Best Cellar (PS) One Man, One Stage (PS) Revolution in Dance - Decades Doreen’s Big Top The Sensational 60s Experience Palace Theatre Drum Clinic (PS) Robert Temple - Hypnotist Shelia’s Mental Health Show (PS) Severn Arts Musical Showcase (PS) Redditch Operatic Society - White Christmas Elevenses Christmas - Dave Chance & Kelly Louise Barry Steele and Friends - The Roy Orbison Story 80s Mania at Christmas The Stylistics Aladdin Pantomime

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

Palace Theatre Summer Brochure 2018  

Forthcoming attractions at the Palace Theatre for the summer season

Palace Theatre Summer Brochure 2018  

Forthcoming attractions at the Palace Theatre for the summer season