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Fans of BBC comedy Gavin and Stacey are in for a double treat this Christmas… not only has filming begun for a Christmas Day special, but Melanie Walters is swapping Wales for her magic wand and heading to Mansfield Palace Theatre to play the Fairy Godmother in Cinderella. The actress, best known for playing Gwen West in the BAFTA winning TV series, is looking forward to casting her magic spells on the audience, telling us:
“The Fairy Godmother is a delightful part to play because she grants wishes and what more can you ask for at Christmas? I’ve heard from so many people that Mansfield Palace is a lovely theatre with a brilliant audience. Panto is great fun for all the family and I can’t wait”.
Those with children will recognise the infectious smile of Olivia Birchenough as Cinderella. Olivia was born in Cheshire and has been singing, dancing and acting since a young age. Her studies – which included aerial acrobatics, gymnastics and circus skills – paid off when she was given a presenting role on channel 5’s Milkshake! Olivia can’t wait to put on her (glad)rags and head to the Ball this Christmas. This is her third time playing the title character of Cinderella for UK Productions and is a part she won Best Leading Female for at the 2017 Great British Pantomime Awards. She says:
“I am so excited to be spending Christmas in Mansfield in my seventh pantomime for UK Productions”.
Funny man Adam Moss will again be back at Mansfield’s premier entertainment venue by popular demand, this time in the role of Buttons. After having a hand in re-working parts of Snow White last year, Adam can’t wait to get his hands on this year’s script and add his trademark ‘Mossy mayhem’:
“This year marks my 30th year in show business which is hard to believe considering I’m only 37! What better way to celebrate than being back in Mansfield for one of their favourite pantomimes, Cinderella? I have so many ideas up my sleeve to make it another show to remember”.
Completing the casting line up are Jamie Morris and Tarot Joseph who promise to bring an extensive range of outrageous yet glamorous costumes to their roles as the Ugly Sisters. They told us:
“Panto is our favourite time of year. Seeing families enjoying the magic of live theatre, possibly for the first time, is great. We love the cheers, the boos, and mostly the laughter”.
Melanie, Olivia, Jamie and Tarot all starred in Cinderella together during the 2017/18 pantomime season. The chemistry they have as a cast has been likened to spending Christmas with family, and with the added magic of the sensational Shetland Ponies live on stage, this could be the town’s best panto yet! (Oh yes it could!)
With almost 65% of tickets already sold, the theatre is urging customers to book early if they want to secure certain seats or performances (Christmas Eve shows already have very limited availability.) The usual Pay Now Save Now offer is currently running, with £1.00 off per ticket until 31 August.The friendly Box Office team can be contacted on 01623 633133 or online bookings can be made 24/7 at mansfieldpalace.co.uk.
From Barnum to The Beatles - we've got it all this Autumn / Winter season!
12 August 2019
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We know what our customers 'really, really want' and 'it only takes a minute' to find out about the fantastic range of tribute acts and original artists we have performing this season, plus numerous family, variety and seasonal performances too! Read on to find out about all shows coming up between August and December...
Brit Award winning Blake) bring their Movies and Musicals Tour to us on Tuesday 3 September, featuring songs from their favourite movies and musicals, arranged with their own exclusive harmonies. The Drifters are back by popular demand on Wednesday 11 September featuring all the hits, including Under the Boardwalk and Saturday Night at the Movies. 60s Night Out features The Dreamers on Friday 13 September. Joe Brown presents his 60th Anniversary Tour on Tuesday 8 October; a show which combines timeless classics, rockabilly, gospel, country, bluegrass and rock 'n' roll. All the way from the USA with original members Helen Scott and Valerie Holiday, the Three Degrees bring their 50th Anniversary Tour to Mansfield on Wednesday 23 October.
The legendary Jasper Carrott is back with a new stand up show alongside his
musical compatriots, The Bev Bevan Band, on Monday 9 (sold out) and Thursday 19
September. The Dreamboys) return on Tuesday 24 - Wednesday 25 September and
promise a show that is hotter than ever! Psychic Sally) brings her Ten Years and
Counting tour to the theatre on Wednesday 16 October.
Swing it, shake it, move it, make it on a night to make you Zig-a-Zig-Ahhh with
Wannabe - The Spice Girls Show on Thursday 5 September. Closely followed by
Genesis Connected on Sunday 14 September, Believe - The Cher Songbook on
Sunday 6 October and Kast Off Kinks) on Wednesday 9 October. Rule the World
celebrates over 25 years of Take That on Thursday 10 October. Then comes Thank
You for the Music Abba Tribute on Friday 11 October, and Navi: King of Pop - The
Legend Continues, a tribute to Michael Jackson on Saturday 12 October.
Respect - The Aretha Franklin Songbook is an amazing live concert paying tribute to
the queen of soul on Tuesday 15 October. Faith - The George Michael Legacy
returns on Thursday 17 October, with Barry Steele and Friends presenting The Roy
Orbison Story on Saturday 19 October. Elio Pace performs two classic Billy Joel
albums in their entirety in his Albums Show on Tuesday 22 October, followed by
Ultimate Bowie Thursday 24 October and Let's Hang On Frankie Valli and the Four
Seasons tribute on Friday 25 October.
Steve Steinman returns with Anything for Love - The Meatloaf Story, with special
guest star Lorraine Crosby on Saturday 26 October. Talon) perform the greatest hits
of The Eagles on Tuesday 29 October. The Cavern Beatles replicate the psychedelic
era of Sgt. Pepper and the creative masterpieces of The White Album and Abbey
Road on Thursday 31 October. On Tour with Elvis returns on Friday 1 November
and the brilliant Buddy Holly and the Cricketers once again herald in the Yuletide
festivities with Holly at Christmas on Friday 22 November.
The Story of Guitar Heroes transports you through time from the 1950s with artistes
like Chuck Berry and Hank Marvin, through to legends such as Jimi Hendrix, Eric
Clapton and Brian May on Sunday 8 September. That'll be the Day present 'the best
of' their songs, impressions and comic sketches on Tuesday 17 September. Be Bop
a Lula pays tribute to all the giants of rock 'n' roll on Sunday 22 September, then
Rock and Roll Revolution take you on a jiving journey through the fabulous fifties on
Sunday 13 October. The Chicago Blues Brothers are on a Motown Mission on
Thursday 21 November in a high octane, musical mash-up featuring songs from Ray
Charles, James Brown, The Four Tops, The Jackson Five, The Supremes and many
The Rockabellas present As Time Goes By - a fast paced, high energy musical
marathon through the ages, featuring toe tapping tunes, and the blissful close
harmony of the UK's finest vintage vocal act on Wednesday 18 September. Pitmen
Poets provide a night of North East song and stories on Sunday 20 October.
Brighouse and Rastrick Brass Band on Saturday 2 November and Neil Sands
returns with his annual Christmas Memories matinee on Wednesday 13 November.
This season's brochure cover image comes from Ballet Theatre UK's Wizard of Oz,
which will be performed on Sunday 17 November.
Look out 'cause here it comes... Singalonga Greatest Showman is on Saturday 21
September. The children's classic book, Dear Zoo, is brought to life on stage on
Tuesday 1 - Wednesday 2 October. Our October half term family fun comes in the
form of Milkshake! Live Wednesday 30 October. Our Christmas season offers
Christmas Carol by Quantum Theatre on Sunday 10 November and Too Many
Cooks at Mansfield Central Library on Saturday 7 December.
Our annual pantomime treat promises to be bigger and better than ever this
Christmas, with Cinderella running from Saturday 30 November - Sunday 5 January.
Starring Melanie Walters from BBC's Gavin and Stacey, channel 5's Milkshake
presenter Olivia Birchenough and of course, everyone's favourite funny man... Adam
Private Peaceful the life of Private Tommo Peaceful, a young First World War soldier
awaiting the firing squad at dawn, on Monday 7 October. The annual Festival of
Remembrance is held on Sunday 27 October. Letters from the Front uncovers an
unlikely tale of young love at the Old Library Theatre on Thursday 21 November.
Support Local Talent:
As always, we encourage you to support the masses of local talent on display at
your local theatre this season, with several dance schools taking to the stage to
showcase their work. Masque Productions present Evita from Tuesday 5 - Saturday
9 November and New Youth Theatre perform A Christmas Carol on Tuesday 19 -
Wednesday 20 November.
We look forward to welcoming you to our beautiful venue over the coming months
and hope you agree that the season ahead is packed full of treats for all the family!
BOOK NOW for all show at mansfieldpalace.co.uk or call the friendly Box Office
team on 01623 633133.
Booking fees as of 1 April 2019:
£1.20 per ticket is charged on all professional productions booked via the Box Office and online.
20p per ticket is charged on all amateur, dance school and education performances booked via the Box Office. However, the £1.20 online booking fee still applies.
Cinderella. The countdown has begun!
22 February 2019