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Thrilling spring in store at Newark Palace Theatre
Thrilling spring in store at Newark Palace Theatre
Robin Parsons is Michael Jackson in Forever Jackson.
A Michael Jackson tribute is among the highlights of the spring season at Newark’s Palace Theatre. Forever Jackson is at the venue on February 18.

It marks 30 years since the release of Jackson’s Bad album, which sold more than 45m copies worldwide.

The new season is launched on January 25 with the visit of comedian Ruby Wax and her Frazzled show.

She is followed on February 4 by the ELO Experience, which will include tracks from Jeff Lynne’s ELO 2016 album Alone In The Universe, as well as old favourites.

Children’s show Rapunzel, telling the story of the girl with long hair held captive, is performed on February 11.

On February 17 there is the latest installment of Vampire’s Rock: Ghost Train starring Newark’s Steve Steinman as Barron Von Rockula.

Ballet UK is at the Palace on February 23 with the tragic tale of Giselle.

The following night tribute is paid to the music of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons with Let’s Hang On.

Newark And Sherwood Concert Band presents Last Night Of The Proms on February 25.

A new adaptation of gothic horror story Frankenstein is performed on March 2.

Ragtime music and tunes from swing era legends will be played by The London Swing Orchestra on March 3.

David Starkey examines Britain’s Role In Europe in a lecture on March 5.

Rob Kingsley brings the magic of the king of rock ‘n’ roll to life on March 9 with A Vision Of Elvis — a new show for 2017.

Join Vicky Barrett for a meeting of The Empty Nesters’ Club on March 10, a John Godber comedy based around children leaving home.

On March 11 multi-award-winning vocalist Jacqui Dankworth will be joined by pianist-vocalist Charlie Wood for an evening celebrating some of music’s great partnerships, such as Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong.

Irish music act The Fureys have been on the road for more than 40 years and show no signs of stopping. They will be performing their songs at the Palace on March 16.

Hit nostalgia show That’ll Be The Day returns on March 17 and poet Pam Ayres is back with a new show on March 24.

1980s star Howard Jones is at the Palace on March 19 performing hits including What Is Love?

Gareth Gates and Graham Cole will be creating mayhem in Robin Hood, an Easter pantomime, on April 7 and 8.

For children, The Scarecrows’ Wedding is on April 13. When Harry decides to marry Betty, he sets off in search of wedding day essentials.

Acclaimed concert pianists Worbey And Farrell combine music and comedy on May 12.

Steve Steinman makes another appearance at the Palace with Iconic: The Show featuring some of the best movie soundtracks from well-loved films.

Strictly Come Dancing star Pasha Kovalev brings his new show, Let’s Dance The Night Away, to the Palace on May 17.

There is a tribute to the late great David Bowie on May 19 with Ultimate Bowie when Ed Blaney recreates the sound and looks of the legendary performer.

Finally, on July 2 Rhythm Of The Dance features an Irish band and dancers.

For more information visit the Palace website.
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