Category Palace Theatre Manchester

THE OSMONDS: A NEW MUSICAL – Palace Theatre, Manchester

Alex Lodge and the cast of The Osmonds A New Musical.

Alex Lodge and the cast of THE OSMONDS: A NEW MUSICAL. Photo: Pamela Raith

Driven by some energetic and infectious performances, THE OSMONDS: A NEW MUSICAL gives us a glimpse into Osmond family life but barely digs beneath the surface.

3.5 out of 5 stars

With more than 100m record sales to their name and a wealth of hit songs in their back catalogue, it’s surprising that it’s taken so long for an official Osmonds musical to take to the stage… until now.

THE OSMONDS: A NEW MUSICAL tells the story of five brother...

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25 YEARS OF LORD OF THE DANCE – Palace Theatre, Manchester

Despite some odd staging choices, 25 YEARS OF LORD OF THE DANCE is a fast paced, exhilarating and spectacularly fun crowd pleaser that will entertain the whole family.

25 YEARS OF LORD OF THE DANCE UK Tour. Photo Credit: Brian Doherty

4.5 out of 5 stars

After two and a half decades of standing ovations across 70 countries, 25 YEARS OF LORD OF THE DANCE arrives at Manchester’s Palace Theatre with a bang this week.

The buzz of excitement that runs through the audience as the lights begin to dim demonstrates the c...

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Theatre Review: SISTER ACT – Palace Theatre, Manchester

The cast of SISTER ACT

The cast of SISTER ACT. Photo Credit: Manuel Harlan

Big, bold and bright, SISTER ACT plays to its strengths, making this feel-good musical worthy of its new run.

4 out of 5 stars

Following its postponed run in 2021, the eagerly anticipated brand-new production of the Broadway and UK smash hit musical SISTER ACT finally makes its premiere at Manchester’s Palace Theatre ahead of a major London run.

Based on the hit 1992 movie starring Whoopi Goldberg, SISTER ACT follows club singer Deloris Van Cartier who is pu...

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Theatre Review: ANYTHING GOES – Palace Theatre, Manchester

With its show-stopping dance routines, stunning set, and all-star cast, ANYTHING GOES makes for a delightful, delicious and ‘de-lovely’ production.

5 out of 5 stars

Following its sell-out run at the Barbican in London, Kathleen Marshall’s award-winning revival of ANYTHING GOES makes a welcome return in 2022 as it heads out on a UK tour with an all-new cast.

Based on the songs of Cole Porter, ANYTHING GOES follows the lives of various passengers abroad ocean liner SS American from New York to London...

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Ahead of its run at Manchester’s Palace Theatre later this year, Frankly, My Dear UK was invited to a special launch event with the cast and crew of Disney’s THE LION KING musical

Frankly, My Dear UK was invited to a special launch event at the Palace Theatre with the cast and crew of Disney’s THE LION KING musical, due to land in Manchester in October this year.

Based on the 1994 animated Disney film, THE LION KING has brought its magic to our stages for over 23 years, first gracing our au...

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Theatre Review: Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST – Palace Theatre, Manchester

Courtney Stapleton as Belle and Shaq Taylor as Beast in Disney's Beauty and the Beast

Courtney Stapleton and Shaq Taylor in Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST. Photo: Johan Persson

With its spectacular new designs and state-of-the-art technology, Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST is a joy to watch, evoking the nostalgia, magic, and charm of the original film

5 out of 5 stars

A refreshed version of Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST makes a welcome return to Manchester’s Palace Theatre this month, boasting spectacular new designs and state-of-the-art technology to bring the beloved tale to life.

Based on the 1...

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Theatre Review: Blood Brothers – Palace Theatre, Manchester

Niki Evans (Mrs Johnstone) & the cast of Blood Brothers- Blood Brothers UK 2022 Tour- Photo by Jack Merriman

Niki Evans & the cast of BLOOD BROTHERS UK 2022 Tour. Photo: Jack Merriman

Despite showing its age in parts, Willy Russell’s BLOOD BROTHERS is still capable of capturing the hearts of a modern audience.

4 out of 5 stars

Few musicals have received such acclaim as Willy Russell’s BLOOD BROTHERS. The multi-award-winning production ran for more than 27 years in London’s West End, surpassing over 10,000 performances to become the third longest-running musical production in West End history...

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Vicky Edwards talks to Jay Osmond about his life, career and the world premiere of THE OSMONDS: A NEW MUSICAL

They say you should never meet your heroes, but seriously? I mean, asking a 70s kid to interview an ACTUAL Osmond? The guy who sang Crazy Horses? WILD horses wouldn’t have stopped me.

Any fears about heroes having feet of clay prove unfounded. Jay Osmond is lovely...

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Theatre Review: THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW – Palace Theatre, Manchester

Winning over loyal fans and first-timers, THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW is extremely enjoyable, high-octane party

4 out of 5 stars

Dust off those fishnets, squeeze into that corset and glitter yourself head to toe for a night of raunchy mayhem at Richard O’Brien’s original rock and roll musical, THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW.

THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW follows an evening of diabolical chaos when strait-laced college sweethearts Brad (Ore Obuda) and fiancée Janet’s (Hayley Flaherty) car breaks down on a dark, rainy night.

As they ...

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Theatre Review: SCHOOL OF ROCK – Palace Theatre, Manchester


Fun, energetic and featuring a tremendous young cast, SCHOOL OF ROCK is a thrilling musical that the whole family will enjoy.

4 out of 5 stars

Manchester’s Palace Theatre kicked off 2022 in true Rock ‘n’ Roll style with the first ever UK tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s West End and Broadway hit musical SCHOOL OF ROCK.

Based on the 2003 movie starring Jack Black, SCHOOL OF ROCK tells the story of failed rock star Dewey Finn who poses as a substitute teacher at an elite prep school to pay his rent.


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