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Hairspray star Gina's stuck on her home town

Soaking up the autumn sunshine, Gina Murray’s glad to be back home, for one week only.

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Peter Pan: A Musical Adventure launches in Blackpool

When a pirate ship sails into town, who better to call on than Peter Pan to keep the bad guys - and girls - at bay?

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La La Land In Concert is coming to Blackpool Opera House

Orchestra will bring La La Land to life on Opera House stage

The Oscar-winning score of musical movie La La Land will be brought to life on stage.

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St Annes own Gina Murray, right, as Velma Von Tussle, with Aimee Moore as Amber

REVIEW: Hairspray, Opera House, Blackpool

In 1960s Baltimore, Tracy Turnblad has a simple dream; to be one of the popular kids and to dance on the Corny Collins’ TV show.
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Jimi Love is the frontman for Purple Rain, a celebration of the music of Prince

Blackpool will see some Purple Rain

Not many successful bands start out as a pub bet, but that is exactly how Purple Rain hit the scene, and after 11 years they are still going strong.
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Brenda Edwards in Hairspray

Cancer fight can’t stop Brenda’s Hairspray beat

The first interview that was planned with Brenda Edwards was called off at the last minute, when she was delayed at a hospital appointment.

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Dancing Queen: The Concert

Viva announces double dose of musical nostalgia and memories

Two new dates in the Viva Blackpool diary will take music lovers back in time.
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There's still chance to catch Spamalot at Blackpool's Opera House

A new production of Monty Python musical Spamalot had its UK premiere in Blackpool ahead of hitting the road.
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The cast of Spamalot, Blackpool Opera House

REVIEW: Spamalot, Opera House, Blackpool

While there’s in-jokes aplenty in this Monty Python musical, you don’t need to be a fan of the comic legends to have a great time at Spamalot.

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The Play That Goes Wrong is coming to the Winter Gardens in Blackpool in 2018

Award-winning comedy 'The Play That Goes Wrong' comes to Blackpool's Winter Gardens

An Olivier Award winning play is to tread the boards in Blackpool.

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Jodie Prenger in Shirley Valentine

REVIEW: Jodie Prenger in Shirley Valentine, Grand Theatre, Blackpool

Shirley Valentine is the story of a woman who’s become desperate to be almost anywhere but home and grasps a chance for freedom with both hands.

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David Walker (dad), Sally Bankes (mum), Taj Atwal (Rita). Photo: Richard Davenport

Rita, Sue and Bob too at the Octagon Theatre, Bolton

We’re treated to a brilliant opening, and a taste of what’s to come, as the Eighties soundtrack is used to great effect to initiate scene changes.
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When pantoland came to Anchorsholme Academy

As the clock struck 12, school children were whisked off into a world of make believe by the cast of this year’s Grand Theatre pantomime Cinderella.

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Steffan Harri is to star in Shrek The Musical at Blackpool Opera House

Fairytale cast for family fun musical

A dream cast has been announced for musical Shrek coming to the Opera House next May.

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Swan Lake

Ballet company brings traditional Russian style

There’s a seasonal treat in store for lovers of the ballet this winter.

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Kay Mellor's Fat Friends the Musical - Natasha Hamilton, Natalie Anderson, Andrew 'Freddie' Flintoff, Jodie Prenger, Kevin Kennedy and Sam Bailey. Photo by Jay Brooks

Jodie and Freddie shape up for TV hit stage version

The weight is nearly over for the eagerly-anticipated version stage version of Kay Mellor’s popular TV series Fat Friends.

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Cinderella comes to Blackpool Grand Theatre on December 5

Step into Cinders’ shoes with game

Smartphone technology and classic storytelling have come together in a new promotion for Blackpool’s family pantomime.

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Thornton Little Theatre

Operetta set to cast its spell at theatre

There are still tickets available for a punchy, toe-tapping concert by the renowned West Yorkshire Savoyards called The Sorcerer.

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The Icons Show at Funny Girls

Get glitz and glamour from Funny Girls to beat the Monday misery

ICONS SHOW Funny Girls, Blackpool Mondays until October 30, 7.45pm

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Spamalot makes its merry way to Blackpool Opera House tomorrow

New tour looks on the bright side of life with resort launch

Spamalot Opera House, Blackpool Tomorrow until Saturday, September 16

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