The Palace Theatre Newark’s new brochure for summer is out now and brings with it a fresh new look for the theatre. A new logo and brochure design are launched, alongside the new season of shows, which runs from May to September.
Season highlights include:
Suggs on Thursday 1st May with ‘My Life Story in Word and Music’. The Madness frontman takes to the stage in a hilarious yet moving, one man tour de force playing to rave reviews.
This is followed on Wednesday 21st May with Formby. In a unique one-man performance, following George Formby’s rise from awkward stable boy to one of Britain’s biggest stars. Ewan Wardrop plays the role of Formby, as well as all the key characters involved in this fascinating slice of his life. Featuring many of his classic hits performed live including: Blackpool Rock, Leaning on a Lamppost, When I’m Cleaning Windows, TT Races, and many more.
Immortal Chi takes the stage on Wednesday 28th May. Direct from China, and created by the team behind the renowned Shaolin Warriors, Immortal Chi is a brand new spectacular fusion of jaw dropping Martial Arts, amazing multi-media images, fabulous costumes and original live music.
Marty Wilde enters the Palace on Thursday 12th June. Having begun his career in 1957, Marty was one of the first British singers to play a leading part in those early formative, and groundbreaking rock’n’roll years. Marty and his fabulous band the Wildcats take you back through some of the most exciting musical times this country has ever experienced.
Entertaining Mr Sloane arrives on Tuesday 24th June. Written by Joe Orton, this 50th anniversary production is presented by London Classic Theatre, the team behind Beloved.
On Wednesday 2nd July Cornish comedy legend Jethro is back, as large as life, and on tour in 2014 with his very own unique brand of irresistible West Country tales for a fun-filled night of adult comedy.
The Sooty Show on Thursday 31st July promises a spectacular mix of magic, music and mess – guaranteed giggles for Sooty fans, old and new. Plus, there’s a chance to meet Richard and Sooty after the show.
Beyond the Barricade is back by overwhelming public demand and celebrating its 15th fantastic year with a sensational new show for 2014. Beyond the Barricade recreates original West End/Broadway musical hit songs with amazing authenticity and features a cast of past principal performers from the West End production of Les Miserables, and the 25th Anniversary Concert at the 02 Arena. Taking place on Saturday 20th September.
Finally The Lindisfarne Story on Thursday 25th September is a celebration of the Tyneside band’s music and achievements. The show is devised, written and performed by drummer/founder member Ray Laidlaw, and Billy Mitchell, front man for the final eight years of the group.
The brochure also looks ahead to forthcoming autumn shows including Joan Armatrading on 8th November and Moscow State Ballet’s Nutcracker 19th November.
Theatre Manager, Carys Coulton-Jones, says, “we are delighted to present another season of exceptional entertainment here at the Palace. We have some great shows to look forward to for all tastes and preferences and we’re really confident that you’ll enjoy whatever you choose to come and see over this summer season”.
Of the new logo and brochure design, she went on to say, “following the great news at the start of the year that the Palace would be retained by Newark and Sherwood District Council moving forwards, we felt now was the perfect time to freshen up our logo and brochure and we’re thrilled with the results”.
The new brochure is available now via the usual outlets or online at www.palacenewark.com and tickets for all shows are on sale now.