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Footloose – The Palace Theatre, Manchester

Writer: Dean Pritchford Music: Tom Snow Director: David McNeil Reviewer: Grace Galloway   If you initially thought about over 100 young people, with around eight days to put a full scale production together, which would be performed to a paying audience, you would probably think that it was a recipe for disaster. But in its 10th year, the Manchester Palace ...

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Dinosaur Zoo – Palace Theatre, Manchester

Director: Scott Wright Reviewer: Mark and Isobel Smith Erth theatre from Australia, have taken the format of ‘show and tell’ and taken its concept to a whole new level. They have subsequently created a show packed full of fun, spectacle and learning, no mean feat at all, when you consider the average age at the show this reviewer watched was ...

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Avenue Q – The Musical – The Palace Theatre, Manchester

Music and Lyrics: Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx Book: Jeff Whitty Director: Cressida Carré Reviewer: Matt Yeoman Staging a production of a very modern much-loved production such as Avenue Q is a very brave thing to do, especially as its target audience is the next generation of theatre goers - as the producers themselves comment, ‘If we don’t bring the ...

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Let It Be – Palace Theatre, Manchester.

Director &Musical Supervisor : John Maher Reviewer : Jonny Black Let it Be is more of a tribute concert than a traditional theatre musical. There is no narrative or story line but don't let that put you off though – for here the music does the talking! A cast of 5 talented performers storm through 40 songs in a little ...

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English National Ballet : Le Corsaire – The Palace Theatre, Manchester

Artistic Director: Tamara Rojo Choreographer: Anna-Marie Holmes Reviewer: Richard Marsden Based on the poem Le Corsair by Byron, it seems that during the 19th and 20th Century the work inspired many operas and ballets by leading creatives of the time, each production has taken what they believe to best suit their adaptation as well as taking influence from the original ...

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Tonight’s the Night – Palace Theatre, Manchester

Book: Ben Elton Music: Rod Stewart Director: Caroline Jay Ranger Reviewer: Paul Jones Tonight was certainly the night for scores of Rod Stewart fans who gathered at The Palace Theatre to watch The Rod Stewart Musical Tonight's The Night. Ben Elton's script tells the story of Stu, a hapless garage mechanic who unlucky in love, makes a deal with the ...

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Manchester International Festival: The Old Woman – Palace Theatre, Manchester

Writer: Daniil Kharms Director: Robert Wilson Reviewer: Clare Boswell [Rating:5] ‘The Old Woman’ is Robert Wilson’s second offering to Manchester’s International Festival following the hugely successful ‘Life and Death of Marina Abramovic’ in 2011. This time Wilson’s muse has shifted from performance art to absurdist literature, in the form of a short story written by Daniil Kharms during the bleaker ...

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Dancing In The Streets – Palace Theatre, Manchester

Director and Musical Supervisor: Keith Strachan Choreographer: Carôle Todd Reviewer: Dave Cunningham [rating:4]   The polished sheen of Motown music makes it ideal for transition to the stage. By all reports the actual Motown Revues were close to musicals anyway, with the stars drilled to perform precise moves and deliver innocent, non-threatening, stage patter miles removed from the sweaty call-n-response ...

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