Home / Tag Archives: The Palace Theatre

Tag Archives: The Palace Theatre

American Idiot – The Palace Theatre, Manchester 

Music: Green Day Lyrics: Billie Joe Armstrong  Book: Billie Joe Armstrong and Michael Mayer  Director: Racky Plews Reviewer: Victoria Morris In an age where jukebox musicals are dominating the theatrical scene, political frustrations are openly expressed within the media and mental health is (and rightly so) an open topic of conversation, Selladoor’s current UK tour of American Idiot seems somewhat surprisingly ...

Read More »

The Buddy Holly Story – The Palace Theatre, Mancheste

Glen Joseph as buddy holly

Writer: Alan Janes Director: Matt Salisbury Reviewer: Rebecca Cohen “It’s not that I want to be rich. I just want the world to remember the name Buddy Holly”. Little did a passionate and determined teenage Buddy Holly know quite how much his words and wishes would come true, his music inspiring renowned artists such as The Beatles, Eric Clapton and ...

Read More »

Little Shop of Horrors – Palace Theatre, Manchester

Sam Lupton as Seymour and Stephanie Clift as Audrey in Little Shop of Horrors

Book and Lyrics: Howard Ashman Music: Alan Menken Director: Tara Louis Wilkinson Reviewer: Ruth Gerrard The green carpet has been rolled out in Manchester and invites you to join them at Mushnik’s florist shop down on Skid Row where Mr Mushnik (Paul Kissaun) is struggling to make ends meet.  With two employees to pay Seymour (Sam Lupton) and Audrey (Stephanie ...

Read More »

Guys and Dolls – The Palace Theatre, Manchester

Book: Jo Swerling &Abe Burrows, based on the Stories and Characters of Damon Runyon Choreographer: Carlos Acosta &Andrew Wright Director: Gordon Greenberg Reviewer: Ruth Gerrard   Rolling into the Palace Theatre before pitching up in the West End next month, Chichester Festival Theatre’s production of Guys and Dolls will make your heart soar and your cheeks hurt from smiling. Nathan ...

Read More »

Northern Ballet: 1984 – The Palace Theatre, Manchester

Choreographer: Jonathan Watkins Reviewer: Hannah Hiett Northern Ballet are storytellers on another level. Alongside the classics of ballet repertoire (The Nutcracker, Romeo and Juliet, Swan Lake ) Northern Stage are doing something special. They are bringing the best of English literature to life on-stage, with classic masterpieces including Wuthering Heights and Jane Eyre featured in the current season, alongside their ...

Read More »

Jesus Christ Superstar – The Palace Theatre, Manchester

Music: Andrew Lloyd Webber Lyrics: Tim Rice Director: Bob Thompson &Bill Kenwright Reviewer: Jonny Black Jesus Christ Superstar first hit the stage in 1971 and has been thrilling audiences around the world ever since. It was the first professional stage production by the hugely successful team of Andrew Lloyd Webber (music) and Tim Rice (lyrics).‘JCS’ is a rock opera which ...

Read More »

Calamity Jane – The Palace Theatre, Manchester

Music: Sammy Fain Lyrics: Paul Francis Webster Adaptor: Charles K. Freeman Choreographer: Nick Winston Director: Nikola Foster Reviewer: Ruth Gerrard The popular film that starred Doris Day is back on the road with I’d Do Anything winner Jodie Prenger in the title rôle. Using the life of Martha Jane Cannary (the real life Calamity Jane) as a basis for this ...

Read More »

The Producers – Palace Theatre, Manchester

Book: Mel Brookes and Thomas Meehan Music and Lyrics: Mel Brooks Director: Matthew White Reviewer: Matt Yeoman Fast-paced, energetic and laced with a touch of class, watching The Producers brings a bit of Broadway to the regions and true to the song, everything does go right. Directed by acclaimed director Matthew White, this show is nothing short of brilliance. The ...

Read More »