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The Bodyguard: The Musical – Palace Theatre, Manchester

Director: Jason Capewell Reviewer: Rebecca Cohen The Bodyguard The Musical is back, safe in the hands of Manchester’s Palace Theatre – starting with a bang, quite literally, and ending on the same note, taking the audience through every possible emotion along the way. Based on the 1992 film of the same name, the production focuses on pop sensation and Academy ...

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Saturday Night Fever – Palace Theatre, Manchester

Based on the Paramount / RSO film and the story by Nik Cohn Adaptor: Robert Stigwood with Bill Oakes Director: Bill Kenwright Reviewer: Tate James Saturday Night Fever should have the audience on its feet; and, though its Disco score imbibes memories of glitter balls and light up dances floors, this new production sadly fails to excite. Those familiar with the 1977 ...

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Fame the Musical – Palace Theatre, Manchester

Book: Jose Fernandez Music: Steve Margoshes Lyrics: Jacques Levy Director: Nick Winston Reviewer: Rebecca Cohen  “You want fame? Well fame costs. And right here is where you start paying in sweat.”  The story and sentiment behind Fame the Musical is indeed an infamous one. It has brought to life the ‘behind the scenes’ of the prestigious New York City High ...

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Legally Blonde The Musical – Palace Theatre, Manchester

Book: Heather Hach Music: Laurence O’Keefe and Nell Benjamin Director: Anthony Williams Reviewer: Rebecca Cohen It is the chick flick classic that tells the tale of Malibu homecoming queen and Delta Nu sweetheart turned Harvard graduate – a story that proves brains can come with beauty and one that has been capturing the hearts of teens and adults alike since it ...

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Wonderland – Palace Theatre, Manchester

Stephen Webb and Kerry Ellis in Wonderland

Book: Gregory Boyd & Jack Murphy UK Adaptor: Robert Hudson Music: Frank Wildhorn Lyrics: Jack Murphy Director: Lotte Wakeham Reviewer: Sarah Holt Wonderland has hit UK stages at just the right time. In a country where news of elections and international unrest is hitting the headlines every day, there are more than a few people who wish they could jump ...

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NEWS: Billy Elliot the Musical announces UK Tour Dates

Producers have today [25th September] announced the full tour list for the first ever UK tour ofBilly Elliot the Musical. Opening at theTheatre Royal Plymouthon Wednesday 24 Februarythe show will then visitSunderland Empire, Bradford Alhambra,Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff,Dublin Bord Gáis Energy Theatre,Edinburgh Playhouse,Bristol Hippodrome,Manchester Palace Theatre, Southampton Mayflowerand Birmingham Hippodrome. For producer Eric Fellner the opportunity to tour the country ...

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NEWS: Britain’s Got Bhangra UK Tour to open in Manchester

A brand new touring production of the musical Britain’s Got Bhangra has been announced today, opening at Manchester’s Palace Theatre on 3 September ahead of a UK tour. Charting the rise of British Bhangra from the sequin clad 80s through to the RnB fusion in today’s charts,Britain’s Got Bhangra follows Twinkle, a farmer’s son from Punjab, India who comes to ...

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NEWS: Rock Of Ages Announces UK Tour

Producers have today announced detail of the first UK Tour of West End and Broadway hit Rock Of Ages The Musical. Following a three-year run in London’s West End Rock of Ages will open at The Palace Theatre, Manchester on 5th May 2014 before embarking on a UK tour. Following Manchester the show will tour to Birmingham, Edinburgh, Torquay, Nottingham, ...

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