Eric Cantona: Cantona Sings Eric

Eric Cantona: Cantona Sings Eric

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Palace Theatre Manchester
Sat 20 Apr 2024
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Globally celebrated icon Eric Cantona is marking his return to the stage, following his debut sold-out tour last October, with his brand new UK tour Cantona Sings Eric.

Palace Theatre Manchester

Sat 20 Apr 2024
97 Oxford St, Manchester, M1 6FT, UK
Doors open 19:00
Age guidance: 5+ (U16s must be accompanied by an adult)
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On 11th May 1997, when having played his last game and swapped his number 7 Manchester United shirt for his opponent’s, Eric made it to the changing rooms one last time, exiting like a rock star rather than a regular centre-forward, and thereby putting an end to a career beyond compare. From that day, the man dubbed the ‘enfant terrible’, the ‘wild boy’, ‘the brat’, but also crowned the ‘King’, as much for his on-field heroics as for his wild antics, has made a name for himself beyond the pitch like no other great sportsman before him.

As well as being an actor on stage and on screen – more famously for directors Alain Corneau and Ken Loach – he also paints, writes poetry and picked up photography, not merely as post-career hobbies, but as an extension of his lifetime achievement, stemming from the absolute necessity to express himself creatively.

Music was to be the last missing piece in his compelling quest, an omission that he makes up for today with his first two songs ‘The Friends We Lost’ and ‘Tu Me Diras’, for which he wrote the music and lyrics in English and French and soon to be followed by two more singles, leading to the release of a live album.

Recorded and produced by Johan Dalgaared at the La Frette Studios (next to Paris), and enhanced by his unique voice, ‘The Friends We Lost’ and ‘Tu Me Diras’ show us a side of Cantona that’s intimate and deep. Supported by a very classic guitar-piano-string combo, it connects with you, putting an instant smile on your face, in the way a long-lost friend does when they suddenly reappear out of nowhere.

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Palace Theatre Manchester

97 Oxford St, Manchester, M1 6FT, UK
Oxford Road
The Box Office is open for 90 minutes prior to the performance commencing. See 'What's On' section for performance times Please be aware this is a cashless venue and will only accept card payments at retail points.
Bar - Pre-show & interval drinks and snacks
Private Hospitality - Spaces available to hire
Membership Benefits - 25% off pre-show drinks (30mins prior)

The Palace Theatre of Varieties opened on Whit Monday 1891 and cost its owners the then colossal sum of £40,500. In the late 1970’s the Palace Theatre underwent a major refurbishment and re-opened in 1981 with Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Jesus Christ Superstar and has since then retained its position as the premier provincial touring venue.

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Palace Theatre Manchester

Sat 20 Apr 2024
97 Oxford St, Manchester, M1 6FT, UK
Doors open 19:00
Age guidance: 5+ (U16s must be accompanied by an adult)
For group bookings of 10 or more:
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