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New season at Palace Theatre

Posted onPosted on 24th Mar

The new Spring/Summer 2023 season at Mansfield Palace Theatre features drag queens, ghosts, and princess pop stars, not to mention the music of Northern Soul, ACDC, Frankie Valli, Tina Turner, Elton John, Lionel Richie, The Dubliners, Fleetwood Mac and many more.

Famous faces return to Mansfield’s stage this year with pop icon and Wet Wet Wet heartthrob Marti Pellow in Pellow Talk (9 April); Jasper Carrott and Alistair McGown (11 May); Strictly’s Joanne Clifton, Kerry Katona and Dean Gaffney starring in the Spring panto, Rapunzel (30 May); plus one-liner comedy panellist Garry Delaney stopping by on a leg of his Punderland tour (30 July).

For children Dinosaur Adventure Live (12 April) will be roar-some and our an Easter Panto returns for 2023 with Aladdin (15 and 16 April).

If you’re worried about taking your little ones for their first theatre experience why not try them with something gentle, that’s not too long, featuring familiar characters that they’ll know off the TV? CBeebies favourites Sarah and Duck return (25 – 26 July) and the season closes with childhood TV royalty In the Night Garden (6 – 7 September).

What started in the pandemic has now become a ‘bit of a thing’ is Oddsocks, returning for a third year with Much Ado About Nothing. Their hugely successful rock and roll musical extravaganza Shakespeare in the Park sees audiences take picnics and camping chairs for the musical version of Shakespeare’s battle of the sexes. This year it as Titchfield Park on Sunday 2 July.

Local amateurs return with Hi-De-Hi (Masque Productions, 19 to 22 April) and Little Shop of Horrors (Heanor Musical Theatre Company, 27 to 29 April). New Youth Theatre present their version of Through the Looking Glass (20 – 21 June).

John Godber’s Teechers Leavers ‘22 comes to the Palace Stage (15 May) for a hilarious and high-energy drama about terrifying teachers and hopeless pupils and opera makes a welcome to return (20 September) with Opera Up Close’s Opera Cocktail. A jukebox of arias, duets and ensembles from the world’s most famous operas live in Mansfield. Bliss.

Neil Sands’ midweek matinee When You’re Smiling (24 May), An Evening of Burlesque (28 June) The Makings of a Murderer (30 June) and Chicago Blues Brothers (24 September) also feature

Book show tickets online 24/7 at, call the Box Office on 01623 463133 or call into the theatre on Leeming Street.