Category Palace Theatre Manchester

Theatre Review: MIND MANGLER: MEMBER OF THE TRAGIC CIRCLE – Palace Theatre,  Manchester

Henry Lewis in MIND MANGLER: MEMBER OF THE TRAGIC CIRCLE. Photo: Pamela Raith Photography

Blending magic, mentalism, and audience participation, MIND MANGLER: MEMBER OF THE TRAGIC CIRCLE is a hilariously executed comedy that masterfully balances planned chaos and improvisation.

5 out of 5 stars

Mischief Theatre returns with another brilliantly funny, wonderfully executed comedy in the form of MIND MANGLER: MEMBER OF THE TRAGIC CIRCLE.

Renowned for their signature brand of slapstick, often ‘stupid’ comedy stylin...

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Theatre Review: BONNIE & CLYDE – Palace Theatre, Manchester

Katie Tonkinson and Alex James-Hatton in BONNIE & CLYDE. Photo: Richard Davenport

Powered by stellar performances, a catchy score, and striking visuals, BONNIE & CLYDE is a thrilling musical retelling of the infamous outlaws’ rise and fall.

3.5 out of 5 stars

Prison breaks, Ford V8s, and vigilante justice are spread across this murderous musical retelling of BONNIE & CLYDE...

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Theatre Review: Pretty Woman: The Musical – Palace Theatre, Manchester

Elly Jay and Oliver Savile in PRETTY WOMAN UK Tour. Photo Credit: Marc Brenner

With standout performances and a feel-good vibe, PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL brings a refreshing take but is unlikely to rival musical theatre classics.

3 out of 5 stars

Another hit movie has been made into a modern-day musical. Following in the footsteps of DIRTY DANCING, GHOST and BACK TO THE FUTURE, PRETTY WOMAN, the 1990 smash-hit rom-com, takes to Manchester’s Palace Theatre as a musical for the first time.

Audiences are whisked...

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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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