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Theatre & Comedy

New Lowther show cooks up a storm

A brand new production, which is part play, park cookery demonstration, will be visiting the Lowther Pavilion as part of its UK Tour.

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Miguel Angel, Joe Butcher and Glen Joseph

The World’s most successful rock’n’roll musical

‘The World’s Most Successful Rock ‘n’ Roll Musical’ is coming to Blackpool Grand Theatre for a six-day run.

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Kate Rusby is playing at the Guild Hall in May

Guild Hall announces bumper 2017 show schedule

Preston Guild Hall have started 2017 with a bang, announcing ticket details for more than 40 new shows.

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You Win Again

How deep is your love for the Bee Gees?

Following its debut at the West End’s Leicester Square Theatre, ‘You Win Again – The Story of the Bee Gees’ will be visiting Blackpool Grand Theatre as part of its first ever nationwide tour.

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Could your dog be a star?

Dog wanted to star in opera romance

Does your dog have star quality?

The Circus of Horrors, with Anthony Wall third from left

Circus of Horrors performer to preserve legacy

The Circus of Horrors will this year be celebrating its 21st anniversary and performer Anthony Walls has left something rather peculiar to the show in his will.

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The production of Running Wild, which is being staged at Blackpool Grand Theatre

Jumbo tale of love, loss and surviving a tsunami

Full casting has been announced for the first ever UK Tour of Running Wild, which has a five-day run at the Grand Theatre.

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Dan Nightingale

Nightingale flies into LOL

The founder of the now legendary ‘Beat the Frog’ comedy night at Manchester’s Frog and Bucket is headlining tomorrow’s LOL Comedy Club at The Grand Theatre.

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Rachel Wooding

From West End to Wonderland

West End leading lady Rachel Wooding has been cast in the lead role of Alice for the upcoming tour of Wonderland, which is visiting Blackpool Opera House.

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Lewis James as Peter, Mac Curtis as Nurse Glucose and Ellie Brown as Polly

Large cast deliver plenty of big panto laughs

A cheerful family audience appreciated the usual enthusiasm of the large cast of 27 in St. Annes Parish Operatic Society’s annual panto offering.

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The cast of Horrible Histories. Photo by Ian Tilton.

Horrible Histories Horrible Christmas Show, The Lowry, Salford

What a cracking show this is! Educational, but hilariously funny too and one not to miss before the festive season grinds to a halt at the beginning of January.

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The Tempest

Children’s Tempest is set to whip up a storm

A production of The Tempest, specifically aimed at children, is being brought to Blackpool by the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC).

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Jack and the Beanstalk at Lowther Pavilion

Jack & the Beanstalk panto set to break records

Jack and the Beanstalk is well on track to become the Lowther Pavilion’s most successful single production.

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The Dukes Theatre Lancaster

The Dukes ‘nose’ the festive show just for you

If you fancy a Christmas show but want to get away from all of the panyo mayhem, then The Dukes, Lancaster has just the trick.

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From left Phil Walker as Jack and Charlotte Dalton as Jill with ensemble dancers. Picture by M.A. Porter.

Panto is Fee-Fi-Fo-Fun

Jack and the Beanstalk, Charter Theatre, Preston

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A performance of Evita

Top musical Evita set to rock Blackpool

One of the most successful musicals of all time is coming to Blackpool Winter Gardens for one-week only.

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Showzam, Blackpool

What fun lies ahead in 2017?

After the fast-paced antics of Christmas, the new year can look gloomy. But it’s time to get your new diaries out and pencil in some dates as here is our guide of upcoming events to look forward to:
Fancy a magical treat? Dont miss Alice in Wonderland on Ice at Blackpool Pleasure Beach Arena

Magical tale slickly brought to life on ice

Alice in Wonderland on Ice, Blackpool Pleasure Beach Arena

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Roy Chubby Brown

A Chubby Christmas Party at Viva Blackpool

Controversial comic Roy Chubby Brown will be returning to Viva, next week, for two very special Christmas shows.

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Raymond Briggs' classic Christmas animation The Snowman was shown at Blackpool Tower ballroom accompanied by an orchestra.
The snowman's dancing entrances two youngsters from the audience.  PIC BY ROB LOCK

Hearts melted by magical show


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