Get ready for a new month jam-packed with comedy, music and entertainment at The Palace Theatre, Newark

Posted on: Tuesday, April 30, 2024

Put a spring in your step this May, as The Palace Theatre brings a thrilling line up of artists, singers and comedians to the Newark stage. 

A variety of performances are set to take place in the beautiful art deco building on Appleton Gate, Newark. Music lovers, we invite you down to see That’ll be The Day, Elvis, Talon -The Eagles and The Shires. And there’s also comedy, drama and stand-up talks to provide the perfect backdrop for your evening entertainment.

Councillor Rowan Cozens, Portfolio Holder for Heritage, Culture and the Arts at Newark and Sherwood District Council said: “The Palace Theatre is the heart of the local entertainment scene and May promises to be an exciting month full of comedy, live shows, concerts and more. If you are looking for a great way to spend an evening, look at what is on offer at The Palace Theatre this month.”

The King himself is back in the building. A Vision of Elvis really will get you all shook up. Rob Kingsley is the UK’s supreme Elvis, and he is putting on his Blue Suede shoes to take you on a journey back through time with his talented cast. It’s Now or Never, so book your tickets for the unmissable event on Saturday 11 May.

And Talon - the Best of the Eagles swoop into Newark to capture the Palace Stage on Friday 17 May. The band will be performing some of the Eagles’ timeless back catalogue including Hotel California, Take it Easy and One of those Nights, the band, supported by TO THE LIMIT 2024.
If its laughs you are after, then The Comedy Store is on Saturday 18 May. Known as a breeding ground for new talent and rooted in 40 years-experience, the Comedy Store has produced the likes of Eddie Izzard, John Bishop, Jimmy Carr, Rhod Gilbert and Sarah Millican. Discover the next big name in comedy right here in Newark.

For something a little bit different, Psychic Sally, the nation’s favourite medium is back on tour and coming to The Palace Theatre on Wednesday 22 May.

And there is something for all ages. Milkshake! Live is back with a brand-new show for young children, Dora, Pip and Posy as well as Blue from Blue’s Clues for an all-new adventure on Saturday 25 May.

For those who like it shaken and stirred, the Bond James Bond Concert will be just the tonic. The world’s most critically acclaimed musical tribute to James Bond, hosted by former ‘Miss Moneypenny’ Caroline Bliss (The Living Daylights) is a licence to thrill Newark audiences on Sunday 26 May.

Last, but not least, Johnny Rotten himself, John Lydon, will burst onto The Palace stage on Thursday 30 May. The punk legend and frontman of The Sex Pistols and Public Image Ltd will share stories about how he sees life. It will chart his meteoric rise to fame in the 1970s, when he sparked a cultural revolution, and take audience questions. It promises to be a memorable night for Newark.

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