REVIEW: Lancashire Hot Pots - Grand Theatre, Blackpool

Lancashire Hot Pots

Lancashire Hot Pots

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It’s incredibly rare that a single musical act is able to draw fans from across the generations.

It’s even more remarkable when you consider that said act is in the game of comedy folk rock, with lyrical content largely (though not exclusively) based on the trials and tribulations of Lancastrians.

However, one look at the audience and you can tell the Lancashire Hotpots have done just that – there’s elderly ladies, children, groups of blokes in their 30s and women in their 20s sporting stylish flat caps.

The group’s whimsical set touches on everything from pies, to Ikea, to smuggling sweets into cinemas (which sees lead vocalist Bernard Thresher don full pirate garb).

Of course there’s also plenty of references to the staple Lancastrian meeting place, the pub, throughout – audience participation is an absolute necessity.

And to think they let Mumford and Sons headline Glastonbury – there’s no justice.

David Sharman