Emotional return to resort for Piano Men

There’ll be an emotional homecoming for a musical Blackpool family this weekend.

Pet Shop Boys at Empress Ballroom, Blackpool

REVIEW: Super show brings resort's Boy home

With a display to rival Blackpool Tower, the Pet Shop Boys burst on to the Empress Ballroom stage in a blaze of light and sound.

Joanne Clifton will star in Flashdance The Musical

What a feeling for Strictly's Joanne

Strictly Come Dancing champion Joanne Clifton will head the cast of Flashdance - The Musical as it heads to Blackpool this autumn.

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Debra Stephenson, who is appearing in Son of a Preacher Man

Bad girl Debra joins Dusty show

The latest star casting in new musical Son Of A Preacher Man is Debra Stephenson.


A festival of 'Hope & Glory'

With so many festivals setting up camp throughout the UK nowadays, it can take something special for a fledgling event to push its way to the fore.
Michael Ball and Alfie Boe at the Marine Hall in Fleetwood

Plaque sees Fleetwood keep Alfie in its heart

While the gentle strains of the song Alfie Boe is best known for brought goosebumps to an audience invited to share in his special moment, it was a lesser known cover version which really told the story of the day.

Carly Paoli will support Collabro on their 2017 UK tour

Carly to support Collabro show

Carly Paoli has been delighting audiences throughout the world, has shared stages with Andrea Bocelli, José Carreras and Elaine Paige, and can count the Pope and Prince Charles among her fans.

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UB40 featuring Ali Campbell, Astro and Mickey Virtue play Blackpool FC on Friday night

Fallin' in love with reggae

What do Rod Stewart, Neil Diamond and UB40 all have in common?

Press surround Michael Ball, left, and Alfie Boe as they reveal the new blue plaque in his honour at Fleetwood's Marine Hall

Plaque honour brings Fleetwood superstar Alfie Boe home

Singing sensation Alfie Boe was surrounded by family and friends to mark the honour of having a blue plaque installed in his home town.

A scene from Titanic The Musical at Charing Cross Theatre last year. It comes to Blackpool Opera House in July 2018

Titanic show aims to honour the dreamers

Composer Maury Yeston is all set to sell his musical version of the Titanic tragedy to me, ahead of last week’s announcement of it coming to Blackpool Opera House.

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Olivia Singleton

Olivia's singing for her Italian supper

Young soprano and music student Olivia Singleton is staging a concert entitled Bel Canto on Saturday at Lancaster Golf Club.

Alfie Boe has been honoured with a blue plaque at home in Fleetwood

Blue plaque honour for our Alfie

Singing sensation Alfie Boe is to be honoured in his home town with a blue plaque.

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The Illegal Eagles

Tribute act takes flight for 20th anniversary

Often acclaimed as the world’s top Eagles tribute act, The Illegal Eagles return Blackpool’s Grand Theatre next month.

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That That

Stage stars join TV band winners for new musical

The full cast of new musical The Band - based on the music of Take That - has been announced.

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Phil Kelsall celebrates 40 years playing the organ at the Tower Ballroom

Record-breaking Phil Kelsall is celebrating 40 years of playing the organ at the iconic Tower Ballroom

Dancing a dramatic tango on the hallowed floor of Blackpool Tower Ballroom is a dream for many a dancer.

Tommy Holland performs as Elvis in the Sands Venue Legends show this year

Baby-faced Elvis joins the Legends family

Award-winning Sands Venue is bringing back a host of tributes to some of the world’s best known megastars for summer 2017.

Diana Vickers is to star in Son Of A Preacher Man

Diana has the look of love for new musical role

X Factor singer Diana Vickers is to star in new Dusty Springfield musical Son Of A Preacher Man, which comes to Blackpool next year.

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The Libertines - coming to Blackpool's Empress Ballroom

Blackpool date for Libertines

One of the biggest acts on the British alternative music scene are set to stop off in Blackpool as part of a whistle-stop tour of the British seaside.

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Alt J will play the Empress Ballroom in September

Relax, Alt-J are just getting on with the job

Following the release of their new album Relaxer - and an Empress Ballroom gig in the autumn announced, Malcolm Wyatt catches up with Alt-J’s Gus Unger-Hamilton.

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