Letters - December 21, 2012

Russian ballerina Maria Allash, right, as a Fairy and American dancer David Hallberg, left, as a Prince perform at a dress rehearsal of The Sleeping Beauty
Russian ballerina Maria Allash, right, as a Fairy and American dancer David Hallberg, left, as a Prince perform at a dress rehearsal of The Sleeping Beauty
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THIS winter the Blackpool Odeon will be showing more than 20 amazing productions from the National Theatre, the Royal Opera House, The Bolshoi and the Met in New York.

All of these are shown live and in stunning HD and 
digital sound.

Experience at the Grand Theatre has shown there is a lively audience for opera, ballet and theatre in Blackpool so I have to wonder why the cinema performances to date have not been well supported? 
This is a tremendous use of new technology and Blackpool is privileged to have been one of the areas chosen to enjoy it.

Come on Blackpool make the effort to support it – after all if you do not use it you will lose it!

ROGER DE 
PILKYNGTON,

Garstang Road West,

Poulton.

THE expenses scandal that rocked Westminster was one of the very worst in the long history of that body.

A leading jurist said at the time that it ‘brought Parliament to its knees.’

As a result, the reputation of politicians has never been lower.

Hence, whatever the outcome of the fully justified investigation into Clive Grunshaw’s expenses claims, one would have thought he would at least have appreciated the need to be extra zealous when submitting his expense claims.

But apparently, not.

In every organisation it is mandatory that someone is responsible for checking all expense claims before approving them for payment.

The question arises, therefore, who checked Mr Grunshaws?

DR BARRY CLAYTON,

Fieldfare Close,

Cleveleys.

MY friends and I went for our annual Christmas dinner yesterday – the food was fantastic, well cooked, well presented and hot.

The service was also first class, as always.

I don’t think there is anywhere else in Blackpool that can beat this.

Once again, well done The Litten Tree, Queen Street, Blackpool.

Keep up the good work and Merry Christmas to you all from the three Christmas belles Connie, Laraine and Lynne.

MRS LYNNE RIGBY,

Bryan Road,

Blackpool.