Palace Theatre

Happy Birthday Sunita (tour – Watford)
By Anne Morley-Priestman · 22 Sep 2014

Playwright Harvey Virdi cites Mike Leigh's "Abigail's Party" as one of the inspirations for "Happy Birthday Sunita". Fair enough, but there are even stronger echoes of Ibsen's "the Dolls'House".

Cast changes announced for The Commitments
By Rosie Bannister · 16 Sep 2014

Brian Gilligan will take over the lead role of Deco from Killian Donnelly after being discovered in the Palace Theatre stairwell

The Lion King returns to Manchester's Palace Theatre 17 Jan, on sale today
By Glenn Meads · 15 Sep 2014

The hit Disney show will play for five weeks in Manchester next year.

Jersey Boys (Tour - Manchester)
By Dave Cunnngham · 10 Sep 2014

Jersey Boys impresses Dave Cunningham and offers audiences a great night out, on tour.

Sam Berrie chats about Stage Experience and Footloose
By Glenn Meads · 1 Aug 2014

Sam Berrie is about get Footloose when he plays Ren in the hit musical, part of the annual Stage Experience at the Palace Theatre, in which the young cast have just two weeks to put the show together with a professional team.

Stage Experience's Footloose cast
By Glenn Meads · 10 Jul 2014

Young people get the chance to tread the boards in the hit musical adaptation, inspired by the film starring Kevin Bacon.

Dinosaur Zoo returns to region, 18 July
By Glenn Meads · 9 Jul 2014

The hit family show arrives at the Palace Theatre later this month to entertain families, following a run at Salford last year.

Photos: London's theatres, then and now
By Ben Hewis · 20 Jun 2014

We take a look at how some of our favourite venues have changed over the years

Ben Richards: Rock of Ages more suited to regional audiences than to London
By Glenn Meads · 30 Apr 2014

We talk to Ben Richards, whose credits include Oliver!, 9 to 5 and Priscilla Queen of the Desert, as he prepares to play Stacee Jaxx in the musical Rock Of Ages on tour

My First Ballet: Coppélia (Tour - Manchester)
By Sarah Bloomer · 26 Apr 2014

Impressive first ballet for kids and their parents but the scene changes are too slow, says Sarah Bloomer.