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Theatre review: Dreamboats and petticoats at Manchester Palace Theatre

It was cold, it was dark, and I needed cheering up on a Monday evening. So what better than a song and dance?

Theatre and Comedy
Germaine Delbosq

Circus comes indoors for theatre showcase

After a sell-out run in London’s West End run and nationwide tour last year, Cirque Berserk! the UK’s biggest theatre-circus spectacular is back.

Theatre and Comedy
Crissy Rock and Billy Pearce in Seriously Dead

Gag-a-minute black comedy is seriously good

Seriously Dead, Charter Theatre, Preston

Theatre and Comedy
Thornton Little Theatre

Group gets expert help for Scottish production

A little piece of Scotland will be coming to Thornton Little Theatre in a few weeks’ time, with a production of Shakespeare’s famous tragedy, Macbeth.

Theatre and Comedy
Next Bond? Ryan Gosling in and earlier role as Sgt. Jerry Wooters in Gangster Squad

Ryan Gosling has James Bond odds slashed after keeping his cool amid Oscar chaos

La La Land star Ryan Gosling may have missed out on an Oscar but his composure amidst the chaos that surrounded the best picture prize has catapulted him into the running to be named the next James Bond.

Offbeat
Lawrence of Arabia

Lawrence subject of Arts Society lecture

Lawrence of Arabia is the subject of Fylde Decorative and Fine Arts Society’s March lecture, which takes place at St Annes United Reformed Church, St George’s Road, on Wednesday afternoon.

Whats on
Photo of a model on the catwalk, wearing Nicoll Blue, during the Roksanda Autumn/Winter 2017 London Fashion Week show at Surrey Street, London.

Spring into new fashion: Fresh from the catwalk

The UK’s biggest designer names have unveiled their winter wares at the biannual London Fashion Week shows.

News
Angels Flight by Lou Cameron

Book review: Angel’s Flight by Lou Cameron

Reprinted for the first time in 57 years comes a hard-hitting crime noir tour de force charting a gutsy musician’s bruising journey through the cut-throat American music business during the Dirty Thirties to the Fabulous Fifties.

Arts
The English Agent by Clare Harvey

Book review: The English Agent by Clare Harvey

When a young English agent is dropped by plane into Nazi-occupied France to work as a wireless operator, it is just the start of a mission that will soon become a desperate fight for survival.

Arts
Just Call Me Spaghetti-Hoop Boy by Lara Williamson

Book reviews: Families, gardens and words galore with Usborne

Spring is bursting out all over as Usborne Children’s Books start the countdown to a new season of reading.

Arts
Cilla Blacks life will be the subject of a new musical at Blackpool Opera House

Cilla musical will paint the Opera House Black

A musical based on the life of singing and TV star Cilla Black is coming to Blackpool.

Music
Lorrie Brown as Dame Vera Lynn

Chance to meet Vera once again

Sincerely Yours - The Vera Lynn Story is coming to the Marine Hall this spring.

Theatre and Comedy
Anthony John Clarke

Irish folk singer to headline club night

A man who has played with Christy Moore, Vin Garbutt and Ralph McTell is the headliner at the next St Annes Folk Club night.

Music
Behind the Wall is an exhibition being held at Lancaster City Museum

10 things to do this weekend (March 4 and March 5)

Here's the pick of things to do in Lancashire this weekend:

Whats on 1
Agonising decision

Eastenders images reveal Denise Fox agonising over adoption papers

Pictures from EastEnders show the tense moment Denise Fox gets ready to give her child up for adoption.

TV and Film

VIDEO: Watch as Blackpool's second tower is demolished

The Blackpool skyline has changed forever with the demolition of the eight-storey tower at the National Savings site.

News 9
The Elephant Thief by Jane Kerr

Book review: An epic journey, dark fantasy and comedy capers

The real-life story of an extraordinary elephant, a battle to save the Earth and an ingenious pop-up book take starring roles in a new collection of children’s books.

Arts
Before the Rains by Dinah Jefferies

Book review: Before the Rains by Dinah Jefferies

Dinah Jefferies’ early years in British-controlled Malaya has been the inspiration behind a raft of rich and thrilling historical novels set amidst the heat and turmoil of faraway countries in the throes of major change.

Arts
A scene from Coal, which is coming to Blackpool Grand Theatre

New production is a mine of dancing talent

Following a critically acclaimed, sold-out, debut tour last year, Gary Clarke’s Coal is coming to the Blackpool Grand Theatre.

Arts
Olivia Birchnough

Children’s presenter is Belle of the ball in panto

If you’re looking to fill a panto-shaped hole in your life but can’t wait until next Christmas, Fleetwood’s Marine Hall has a little Easter treat in store.

Theatre and Comedy
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