Dance into a new decade at town’s premier entertainment venue.
With a new year and indeed a new decade fast approaching, why not make a resolution to visit your local theatre in 2020? There’s something for everyone scheduled in the January to March season - from nippers to nannas, and everything in between!
Panto season continues throughout January at the Leeming Street venue, with local companies Westfield Folkhouse and Mansfield Hospitals Theatres Troupe presenting Jack and the Beanstalk (Saturday 11 to Sunday 19 January) and Peter Pan (Saturday 25 January to Saturday 1 February) respectively.
Music fans will be excited by the 16 tribute evenings planned:
- The Legends of American Country – Friday 7 February
- The Elvis Years – Friday 14 February
- The Jersey Beats – Wednesday 19 February
- Rock of Ages Experience – Friday 21 February
- Coldplace – Sunday 23 February
- ELO Experience – Wednesday 26 February
- Bon Jovi Experience – Thursday 27 February
- Be Bop a Lula – Saturday 29 February
- The George Michael Legacy – Thursday 12 March
- The Everly Brothers and Friends – Friday 13 March
- Darkside – Pink Floyd Show – Saturday 14 March
- A Tribute to Amy – Thursday 19 March
- Luther Vandross Celebration – Friday 20 March
- Ultimate 70s Show – Saturday 21 March
- The Sound of Springsteen - Sunday 22 March
- The Upbeat Beatles – Tuesday 31 March
Award winning folk trio Alden, Patterson and Dashwood preform Folk in the Studio on Friday 28 February. Their rich vocal harmonies plus fiddle, dobro and guitar complement their melodies perfectly.
Steve Steinman returns by popular demand with Vampires Rock – Ghost Train on Saturday 8 February. The tongue in cheek, laugh out loud storyline and incredible stage set, lighting and sound will have you rocking in the aisles to songs from Queen, Bon Jovi, Meat Loaf and more.
If it’s family fun you’re after, Oddsocks bring The Adventures of Pinocchio to the Palace stage on Sunday 9 February. Will Pinocchio listen to the talking cricket? Will his father regret creating him? Will the whale swallow them whole? Come along to find out!
You’ve heard of the great double acts in history: Morecambe and Wise, Cannon and Ball, now meet Fiffin and Faffen! Written by and starring Jimmy Cricket, Jonathan Young and Colin Meredith, No More Fiffing and Faffing (Thursday 20 February) is a comedy drama about the last night of an End of Pier show.
Directed by Eastenders’ Louise Jameson, modern drama, Revenge, is on Wednesday 11 March. This taut thriller full of twists, turns an initial game of cat and mouse into a deadly battle.
Britain’s Got Talent winner Richard Jones brings his Escape tour to Mansfield on Friday 28 February. The mesmerising Lance Corporal (our January to March brochure cover star) will show exactly what made him the stand out star of the top talent show in 2016. Premium tickets including a pre-show meet and greet and up close magic are available.
A stunning spectacle of ‘sexy circus’ awaits in Forbidden Nights on Tuesday 10 March. The Circus of Horrors return for their 25th Anniversary Tour on Tuesday 24 March and the UK’s original comedy drag experience Funny Girls sees Betty Legs Diamond and friends take to the stage on Saturday 28 March. (Please be aware of age restrictions on these shows).
Ballet Theatre UK present the haunting classic, Giselle, on Sunday 15 March. Featuring a Corps de Ballet of 24 international dancers, this show is set to the stunning music of Adolphe Adam.
As always, we encourage you to support local talent who are showcasing their work on the Palace Theatre stage in the coming months, starting with Senior Youth Theatre who perform After You’ve Gone on Wednesday 12 and Thursday 13 February. Mansfield Operatic Society present Singin’ in
the Rain (Wednesday 4 – Sunday 8 March); New Youth Theatre stage Footloose the Musical (Tuesday 17 – Wednesday 18 March) and Expressions Academy of Performing Arts recreate Chicago the Musical (Thursday 26 and Friday 27 March).
Why not celebrate your trip to the theatre by adding a VIP package for up to four people to your booking in our new Lounge Bar? For just £20 you will receive reserved seating, a bottle of wine or prosecco, themed celebratory card and 10% bar discount on subsequent drinks.
Tickets for all shows can be booked by calling the Box Office on 01623 633133 or online bookings are available 24/7 on the Mansfield Palace Theatre website (opens in new window).