Palace Theatre Programme

The Palace Theatre (Racy Plays and Revues)
The Palace Theatre (Racy Plays and Revues)

This is a programme for a production at the Palace Theatre in 1950 that I recently found in some old papers of my late parents. I remember my mother telling me that the plays could be rather racy and this becomes apparent when you read this programme. I have seen a programme on TV about the Windmill Theatre London in the forties and a lot of well known entertainers including Tony Hancock, Spike Milligan’ Bruce Forsyth and Tommy Cooper appeared there and that they were racy adult shows and I wonder if this type of play/revue at the Palace was a spin off of this Can anyone remember any more details about the Palace Theatre at this time.

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  • I frequently went to the Palace from the late 1940s until 1960 when I left Mansfield. At first it was to see the Argosy Players, a very good repertory company. Then the owners changed the policy to variety shows and many of these were nude shows with sites like Pars By Night, Nudes of the World or Strip Strip Hooray! I was a teenager then and we were many years behind the teenagers of today and was not particularly interested in the nudes! I went for the comedy, the music, the music hall atmosphere. The theatre had an orchestra led by Tom Pitt a very accomplished musician and the price in the circle was one shilling and threepence.

    By Rex Mirfin (04/07/2022)
  • I remember being taken by my dad to a show at the Palace headlined by a magician. My dad was very much into magic shows, but, unknown to us, one of the supporting acts was a female nude tableau act which attracted a lot of wolf whistles from the audience. The fact that I was with the father meant that I was extremely embarrassed – and I suppose he was too!

    By Jim Marshall (21/12/2019)
  • Well Alan who would have thought it all those years in such a theatre in Mansfield !. Wonder if anyone is still with us to reflect on such a show ,or even went to the show .

    By Mr Graham Burton (former" Woodus Lad ") (25/11/2019)

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