A MOUTHWATERING selection of great entertainment is coming this autumn to the Palace Theatre’s intimate Studio stage.
There’s everything from stand-up comedy with Steve Henn’s ‘Henn Nights’, to Hockin & Sullivan’s ‘Semi Legal Songs’ plus there’s knockout Birmingham-based folk band Red Shoes.
The season includes an evening of glorious cinematic nostalgia with ‘The Flying Scotsman and the Golden Age of Steam’ and theatre with ‘Terror on the Tracks’ – writer and actor Jonathan Goodwin’s interpretation of Charles Dickens’s ‘The Signal Man’.
If that wasn’t enough they’ll even be hoisting a harpsichord into the Studio for ‘If music Be the Food of Love’ with Jack Brookes and bringing back the days of peace love and understanding with ‘Blowin’ in the Wind’ – here’s hoping Dick Holler’s ‘Abraham, Martin & John’ – made famous by Marvin Gaye – is on their playlist.
All this plus the regulars like Drum Clinic and more.
The season kicks off in suitably eclectic style on Saturday, September 1 with Word of Hands Theatre, a performance by people with hearing impairment.
“I’m really looking forward to seeing them,” said Dave Wilkins from the Palace, who put together the programme.
“They’re based in Birmingham and this will be something of a showcase for them with a range of activities like drama and mime and a mix of theatre skills.”
Also appearing in The Studio, although not on in programme, are Sophie Grogan and David Steele, two well-known faces and voices of musical theatre, who, together as ‘Encore’ promise a heart warming evening of showstopping songs on Friday, September 27.
“More and more acts are asking to appear in The Studio and I wish more people would realise that we are offering is real quality,” said Dave.
“It’s kind of like a cabaret – it can seat up to 70 people for a concert and it’s a lovely intimate space.”
Other highlights include an evening of Storytelling with the internationally recognised actress Lexi, clairvoyance with Craig Morris and fun and laughter for the little ones with Professor Pepperpot’s ‘Balloontastic Magic Show’.
“We’ve got a great mix and variety to suit everyone and it’s right here on the doorstep,” said Dave.
For tickets, pop into the box office or call 01527 65203 or visit www.redditchpalacetheatre.co.uk .