Category Palace Theatre Manchester

Theatre Review: HAMILTON – Palace Theatre, Manchester

DeAngelo Jones, Shaq Taylor, Billy Nevers & KM Drew Boateng in HAMILTON UK TOUR. Photo Credit: Danny Kaan

With its inventive choreography, outstanding cast, and catchy hip-hop score, HAMILTON is both a revolution AND a revelation.

5 out of 5 stars

HAMILTON, Lin-Manuel Miranda’s story of the forgotten founding father finally comes to Manchester’s Palace Theatre – and it is absolutely worth the wait. 

With direction by Thomas Kail and choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler, the show is a masterpiece from start ...

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Theatre Review: I SHOULD BE SO LUCKY – Opera House, Manchester

The cast of I SHOULD BE SO LUCKY UK Tour. Photo Credit: Marc Brenner

Feel-good, funny, and bursting with energy, I SHOULD BE SO LUCKY hits all the right notes.

4.5 out of 5 stars

With more than 100 UK top-40 hits to their name, it’s surprising that it’s taken this long for a musical based on the music of Stock Aitken Waterman to hit the stage. Finally, the beloved hit factory songs that we all know, and love, have been brought to life in an all-new, feel-good musical.

I SHOULD BE SO LUCKY follows young couple, ...

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Theatre Review: Jesus Christ Superstar – Palace Theatre, Manchester

The company of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR. Photo Credit: Paul Coltas

Timothy Sheader’s bold reinterpretation of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR provides the perfect platform for rock-star extravagance.

5 out of 5 stars

Timothy Sheader’s fresh take on JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, which initially gained acclaim at Regent Park Open Air Theatre, finally embarks on a UK tour, opening at Manchester’s Palace Theatre this week.

The sung-through rock opera, originally released as a concept album, follows Jesus Christ in his final days be...

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Theatre Review: HEATHERS THE MUSICAL – Palace Theatre, Manchester

Elise Zavou, Verity Thompson & Billie Bowman in HEATHERS THE MUSICAL. Photo Credit: Pamela Raith

Retaining the sharp wit and satirical edge of the cult 1989 film, HEATHERS THE MUSICAL juxtaposes catchy songs with dark humour.

4 out of 5 stars

Following two smash-hit West End seasons and a record-breaking run at The Other Palace, HEATHERS THE MUSICAL makes a welcome return to Manchester’s Palace Theatre as part of a new national tour.

Based on the cult 1989 film starring Winona Ryder and Christian Slater, HEAT...

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Theatre Review: THE KING AND I – Palace Theatre, Manchester

Annalene Beechey in THE KING AND I. Photo Credit: Johan Persson

While it is impossible to separate THE KING AND I from its past, this lavish musical still has the power to enchant a modern audience.

4 out of 5 stars

A staggering seventy-two years since its first performance, the classic musical THE KING AND I returns to the Palace Theatre in Manchester as part of its 2023 UK tour.

Based on the novel ANNA AND THE KING OF SIAM by Margaret Landon, which in turn is based on the true story of English schoolteacher ...

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Theatre Review: MY FAIR LADY – Palace Theatre, Manchester

With its sumptuous lighting, innovative set and costume design and superb cast performance, the Lincoln Center’s latest revival of MY FAIR LADY is worthy of every plaudit it has received.

5 out of 5 stars

Few musicals are so ingrained in the public consciousness as MY FAIR LADY...

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Theatre Review: Agatha Christie’s THE MOUSETRAP – Opera House, Manchester

The cast of THE MOUSETRAP 70th Anniversary Tour

The cast of THE MOUSETRAP 70th Anniversary Tour. Photo Credit: Matt Crockett

Successfully blending comedy and mystery, Agatha Christie’s THE MOUSETRAP continues to entertain, thanks to its impressive set, talented cast, and skilfully written plot.

4 out of 5 stars

It’s been a big week for the creative team behind Agatha Christie’s THE MOUSETRAP...

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Theatre Review: Disney’s THE LION KING – Palace Theatre, Manchester

Filling the stage with song and spectacle, Disney’s THE LION KING is every bit as moving as the original movie.

5 out of 5 stars

Few musicals can claim to be as popular as Disney’s THE LION KING. Since it first opened on Broadway in 1997, the musical has been seen by more than 110 million people worldwide, has played in over 100 cities and is the highest-grossing Broadway production of all time...

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Theatre Review: BEAUTIFUL – Palace Theatre Manchester

Using its tapestry of greatest hits to reflect King’s changing personal circumstances, BEAUTIFUL tells the inspiring true story of Carole King’s remarkable rise to stardom.

4 out of 5 stars

If you’re a fan of musicals like JERSEY BOYS or DREAMGIRLS that give you a VH1 behind-the-scenes peek at the music world, then BEAUTIFUL, the Carole King story, is the show for you!

Returning for an extended third run at Manchester’s Palace Theatre, BEAUTIFUL takes place across the ’60s and ’70s in and around Broadway, Broo...

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Theatre Review: DREAMGIRLS – Palace Theatre, Manchester

The cast of DREAMGIRLS UK Tour 2022. Photo Credit: Matt Crockett

From its vibrant set and costume design to the stunning cast performance, DREAMGIRLS is musical theatre at its best.

5 out of 5 stars

Following a successful run in London’s West End, the dazzling multi-award-winning musical DREAMGIRLS heads to Manchester’s Palace Theatre this week for a two-week run as part of a new UK tour.

Set in 1960s America, DREAMGIRLS tells the story of three fresh-faced wannabes – Effie, Lorrell and Deena – who embark upon ...

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