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Lip Service Theatre - Inspector Norse
Lip Service Theatre - Inspector Norse
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Blackpool Grand Theatre needs your knitted creations to help construct the set for the world premiere production of Inspector Norse on Monday October 15.

Award winning and highly acclaimed LipService Theatre has chosen the Grand as the venue for the world premiere of their spoof Swedish crime thriller Inspector Norse.

However, this is a production with a set like no other. It will be partially knitted and created through a joint effort between local knitting groups. So knitting needles at the ready – don’t miss this unique opportunity to get involved.

Comedy duo Maggie Fox and Sue Ryding are the talented LipService Theatre Company. Their all-new Swedish crime thriller Inspector Norse promises to be a night of nerve-jangling suspense, laughter…and a partially knitted set that hopefully you can contribute to.

It is bitter mid-winter. Ex-pop-star recluse Freya looks out of her log cabin at a rural winter scene. She smiles and turns back to her meatballs. But who is the stranger walking across the frozen wastes? In a fur hat. With a chisel.

Days later a man is found dead in a barn nearby. Enter Inspector Sandra Larsson in her authentic, rustic knitwear.

With her own personal life unravelling before our eyes, it is up to her to follow the pattern of a mystery with many holes.

Maggie Fox and Sue Ryding have been performing and writing together since 1985. The comedy duo have had their own comedy series on BBC Radio 4 and written 16 comedies for the stage.

They have also won several awards including the Critics Award for Comedy, Manchester Evening News Award for Withering Looks and were nominated for the Writer’s Guild Award for LipService Radio Series on BBC Radio 4.

The Grand Theatre now wants to get all keen knitters involved in creating the set for the play. So if you enjoy knitting and would like to have your knitted creations used in the set of the world premiere of Inspector Norse email emmar@blackpoolgrand.co.uk. Get knitting!

The world premiere of Inspector Norse is at The Grand on Monday October 15 for one night only.

Tickets from £15 are available from The Grand’s interactive website blackpoolgrand.co.uk where you can now select your own seat. Alternatively call the box office on (01253) 743339.

Parking is available at a discounted rate at the secure West Street Car Park, directly opposite the theatre’s entrance. Book your parking ticket when you book your show tickets from the box office and you can have parking from 5.30pm until 12.30am for only £2.50.