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From pop to panto, musicals to magic

There's something for everyone at Mansfield Palace Theatre this spring and summer.

Spring is such a promising time of year: the nights get lighter, the sun starts to sneak through and daffodils appear where you least expect them. There are over 50 shows scheduled at Mansfield Palace Theatre to entertain right through to the summer.

Crooners is a brand new, rip-roaring comedy music show with a 'splendiferous injection of big band swing' that plays tribute to Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr, Matt Monro, Tony Bennett, Bobby Darin and Nat King Cole on Thursday, 4 April.

We are pleased to announce An Audience With comedy legends Cannon and Ball on Sunday, 14 April, and Jason Donovan brings his Amazing Midlife Crisis Show to us on Tuesday, 7 May, with tales of Neighbours, Kylie, Joseph, Strictly, I'm a Celebrity and more.

Mugenkyo Taiko Drummers, our cover stars, promise a captivating performance on Wednesday 8 May, with sharp synchronisation, dramatic choreography and powerful rhythms on huge Taiko drums.

Sit back and relax on Tuesday, 11 June, with Danny, Sandy and the gang in Singalonga Grease. Watch the classic film on a giant screen with lyrics to sing and dance along to. Fancy dress is encouraged and audience participation essential! Lipstick on your Collar on Thursday, 20 June, allows you to step back in time to the golden era of music when the jukebox roared and rock 'n' roll ruled.

The Sixties Invasion sees stars Dozy, Beaky, Mick and Titch, The Foundations and The Tornados back on stage on Wednesday, 15 May, whilst - as always - the theatre has a varied programme of tribute shows scheduled across all tastes:


  • Walk Right Back - The Everly Brothers Story returns on Wednesday, 10 April.
  • Someone Like You - The Adele Songbook returns on Thursday. 11 April.
  • Some Guys Have All The Luck - The Rod Stewart Story returns on Friday, 12 April.
  • Rock n Roll Paradise pays tribute to legends including Buddy Holly, Gene Vincent, Jerry Lee Lewis, Elvis and more on Tuesday, 30 April.
  • Totally Tina is an award-winning revue show to the queen of rock on Thursday, 16 May.
  • Queens of Rock is a tribute show dedicated to female rock legends and powerhouse vocalists including Cher, Bonnie Tyler, Blondie and more, on Friday, 17 May.
  • The stunning Greatest Hits of Motown on Saturday, 18 May, is 100 per cent live with first class music, slick choreography and an amazing band.
  • Halfway to Paradise tells the story of Billy Fury on Friday, 24 May, with giant screen projection and over 29 hits performed live.
  • Islands in the Stream celebrates the king and queen of country music - Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton - on Thursday, 30 May.
  • You are invited to One Wild Night on Friday, 21 June, when Bon Jovi Forever will make you believe you are watching the real thing, complete with effects and explosions.
  • Sounds Like the Seekers faithfully recreates the magic of 1960s supergroup, The Seekers, on Wednesday, 26 June, with songs including Gregory's Girl and I'll Never Find Another You.

Our Folk in the Studio programme continues with BBC Radio 2 Folk Award winners Josie Duncan and Pablo Lafuente on Thursday, 11 April. Other alternative music shows coming up next season include Black Dyke Band on Sunday, 28 April, and the ever popular Neil Sands' matinee show, Sentimental Journey, on Wednesday, 22 April.

Beyond the Barricade is the UK's longest running musical theatre concert tour and features past principal performers from Les Miserables, delivering the best of Broadway and the West End on Thursday, 23 May.

As always, younger family members are catered for well in our April to July season, starting with the annual Easter Panto, Peter Pan, starring Bobby Davro, Dani Harmer and Lloyd Warbey on Saturday, 13 April.

Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom Live returns for four shows on Monday, 13, and Tuesday, 14 May. Sooty brings his Magic Show to the venue on Wednesday, 29 May. Early booking is advised for both.

Black Magic - The Little Mix Show promises to bring the full pop concert experience to your local theatre on Tuesday, 28 May. Suitable for kids, tweens, teens and adults alike, the five-star rated show has live vocals and is full of pop video choreography.

Northern Ballet present Puss in Boots, bringing the much loved children's story to life on Tuesday, 4 June. This is the perfect opportunity for your little ones to enjoy live theatre and ballet, perhaps for the first time.

Ballet fans will also be interested in celebrating the Margot Fonteyn Centenary on Sunday, 19 May, recreating highlights from her career in Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, Giselle, and more.

Crammed full of adventure, romance, comedy, and, of course, one or two rather brilliant deductions, The Sign of Four is Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's epic second Sherlock Holmes tale, brought to life in a spectacular new stage adaptation on Tuesday, 21 May.

Please support local talent by attending productions by groups within the community, including In the Heights by Expressions Academy of Performing Arts on Tuesday, 2, and Wednesday, 3 April; Jesus Christ Superstar by Heanor Musical Theatre Company from Thursday, 25 to Saturday, 27 April; Seussical the Musical by New Youth Theatre on Tuesday, 18, and Wednesday, 19 June, and 9 to 5 the Musical by Ripley and Alfreton Musical Theatre Company from Wednesday, 3, to Saturday, 6 July.

Groucho's Bar opens one hour prior to shows starting, serving hot drinks, soft drinks and alcoholic options including Strongbow Dark Fruits and Gin-Tails! You can add to your customer experience with us by booking a VIP package which includes reserved seating in the bar, a bottle of prosecco or wine, discount on subsequent drinks and a themed greeting card, tailored to the event or your occasion.

With over 50 shows scheduled for the spring and summer season, we are confident there is a show for every age and taste. To book please call our friendly Box Office team on 01623 633133 during office hours, or you can book online 24/7 at

Press release issued by Mansfield Palace Theatre

Published on 13 March 2019

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