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From Barnum to The Beatles at the Palace Theatre, Mansfield

Posted onPosted on 12th Aug

Original artists and tribute acts dominate the autumn programme at the Palace Theatre, Mansfield, until the end of the year.

There is the chance to sing along to the hits of the Greatest Showman at Singalonga Greatest Showman on 21st September.

Brit Award-winning Blake are bringing their Movies and Musicals Tour to the venue on 3rd September, featuring songs from their favourite movies and musicals, arranged with their own harmonies.

The Drifters are back by popular demand on 11th September, ready to play all their hits, including Under The Boardwalk and Saturday Night At The Movies.

Joe Brown presents his 60th Anniversary Tour on 8th October, a show that combines timeless classics, rockabilly, gospel, country, bluegrass and rock ‘n’ roll.

All the way from the USA with original members Helen Scott and Valerie Holiday, the Three Degrees bring their 50th Anniversary Tour to Mansfield on 23rd October.

Away from music, the line-up of original artists includes the legendary Jasper Carrott, whose new stand up show is on 9th (sold out) and 19th September.

Tributes acts include Wannabe – The Spice Girls Show on 5th September, Genesis Connected on 14th September, Believe – The Cher Songbook on 6th October and Kast Off Kinks on 9th October.

There is also Rule The World, celebrating more than 25 years of Take That on 10th October, Abba tribute Thank You For The Music on 11th October, and Navi: King of Pop – The Legend Continues, a tribute to Michael Jackson on 12th October.

Respect – The Aretha Franklin Songbook is a look back at the music of the queen of soul on 15th October. Faith – The George Michael Legacy returns on 17th October, and Barry Steele and Friends present The Roy Orbison Story on 19th October.

Elio Pace will perform two Billy Joel albums in their entirety in his Albums Show on 22nd October, followed by Ultimate Bowie on 24th October and Let’s Hang On, a Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons tribute, on 25th October.

Steve Steinman returns with Anything for Love – The Meatloaf Story, with special guest star Lorraine Crosby, on 26th October.

Talon are also returning to the theatre to perform the greatest hits of The Eagles on 29th October, while The Cavern Beatles recreate the psychedelic era of The Beatles’ Sgt Pepper and the creative masterpieces of The White Album and Abbey Road on 31st October.

On Tour With Elvis returns on 1st November and Buddy Holly and the Cricketers will again herald in yuletide festivities with Holly At Christmas on 22nd November.

As well as music there will be ballet with the Wizard Of Oz from Ballet Theatre UK on 17th November.

For younger theatregoers, the children’s classic book, Dear Zoo, will be brought to life on stage on 1st and 2nd October.

There is more family fun in the form of Milkshake! Live on 30th October.

The annual Remembrance period includes a modern drama for those aged eight and older.

Private Peaceful follows the life of Private Tommo Peaceful, a young First World War soldier awaiting the firing squad at dawn.

The interpretation of Michael Morpurgo’s book is by the National Production Company Ltd.

It will be followed by the annual Festival of Remembrance on 27th October.

Letters From The Front uncovers an unlikely tale of young love at the Old Library Theatre, Mansfield, on 21st November.

The Christmas season offers Christmas Carol by Quantum Theatre on 10th November and Too Many Cooks at Mansfield Library on 7th December. The pantomime, Cinderella, runs from 30th November to 5th January. It stars Melanie Walters, from BBC’s Gavin and Stacey, Channel 5’s Milkshake presenter Olivia Birchenough and funny man Adam Moss.

To book tickets to any show at the Palace, call 01623 633133, drop off at the Box Office on Leeming Street, or go to