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Ex-wrestler will leave you smiling

Posted onPosted on 18th May
Ex-wrestler will leave you smiling

Anyone attending Mansfield Palace Theatre on Wednesday, 10th June to see When You’re Smiling would do well to remember that if they are asked to clap their hands or sing along they really should because the leader of the show is former British heavyweight TV westler, Neil Sands.

At 6 foot 3 inches tall and weighing in a bit over his fighting weight of 16½ stones, Neil will be remembered by fans from the heyday of British television wrestling as “The Golden Boy”, with bouts with many of the stars of that era including Kendo Nagasaki, Giant Haystacks & The Mighty Quinn.

For the past 15 years Neil has been producing and appearing in various theatre productions and has been a regular visitor to The Palace with his Remember When at Christmas and There’ll Always Be An England shows.

When You’re Smiling is an afternoon trip down memory lane, with over 60 all time favourite songs from the Fabulous 1940s, The Rocking 1950s, The Swinging 60s and the Sensational 70s. Plus, there will be a celebration of the 70th Anniversary of VE Day and a tribute to the veterans of the Armed forces.

Neil said “This is our biggest production yet with songs made famous by The Andrews Sisters, Abba, Vera Lynn, The Carpenters, Doris Day, Tommy Steele, Elvis Presley and many, more. We have had some amazing afternoons at The Palace over the past 8 years and I really think that with this our newest show it will be the best ever”.

Neil is joined by two girl singers who have both graced the West End stage. Gemma Turner is in the mould of Katherine Jenkins whose appearances include The London Palladium, and Royal Albert Hall, and Chelsea Turnbull has appeared in films, television and concert tours.

When You’re Smiling is on at the Mansfield Palace Theatre on Wednesday 10 June at the popular matinee time of 2.30pm. Tickets are priced £11.28 full and £10.25 concs and include the 2.5% booking fee. Please call the Box Office on 01623 633133 or book online