Comedy legend Bobby Davro, stars from ‘Strictly’, rock icons Simply Red and blasts from the pasts such as the Bee Gees, Whitney Houston, The Eagles, Billy Fury and Showaddywaddy.
They’re all featured in a pulsating line-up through the spring and into the summer at Mansfield’s Palace Theatre, which has announced a packed programme with something for everyone.
Davro stars as Scarecrow in the Easter pantomime, ‘The Wizard Of Oz’, on April 8 and 9, which coincides with the school holidays. Alongside him will be ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ winners, Ashleigh and Pudsey, as Dorothy and Toto.
‘Strictly Come Dancing’ duo Ian Waite and Natalie Lowe star in their own show on June 1. And the songs of Simply Red will be showcased in a tribute concert, ‘A New Flame’, by a nine-piece band, on May 13, a day after the 20th anniversary show of the band, Talon, which features all the old hits of The Eagles.
The story of the Bee Gees is told in a tribute show, ‘Nights On Broadway’, on May 18, followed 24 hours later by ‘Whitney -- Queen Of The Night’, which is a stunning award-winning celebration of the music and life of one of the greatest singers of our time
‘The Billy Fury Story’ on May 20 features the timeless hits of the 60s star, and the month is rounded off on the 26th by ‘Let’s Hang On’, which highlights the music of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons.
Showaddywaddy appear in person at the Palace on June 23, with original band member Romeo Challenger promising all their biggest hits, such as ‘Under The Moon Of Love’. Brian Poole and The Tremeloes will also go back in time on May 17, fully 54 years since they released their first record. And nostalgia will be the order of the day too on June 22 when Glen Campbell’s greatest hits are remembered in ‘Rhinestone Cowboy’.
The kids will love ‘Goldilocks And The Three Bears’ a short ballet on April 25, and also ‘Ben And Holly’s Little Kingdom’, a magical musical adventure live on stage on May 10 and 11. There is also a ballet version of ‘Alice In Wonderland’, a Noel Coward love story in ‘Noel And Gertie’, and shows by various local amateur groups, including Mansfield’s New Youth Theatre