Olympic ceremony talent directing summer shows

Steve Bor and Nathan Clarke
Steve Bor and Nathan Clarke
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It’s almost one year since those electrifying Olympic opening and closing ceremonies, when Team GB showed the world just how good our nation is not only at producing top athletes but show-stopping productions.

The Grand Theatre’s two summer season shows, Step Back In Time and Ooh La La, have both been choreographed by the experienced and established choreographer Nathan Clarke - the man who helped make that magical moment.

Now you can, somewhat, relive that amazing production as the director behind the 2012 Games opening ceremony

But don’t just take it from the Olympics, Nathan is also the creative director behind hit talent search show The Voice on BBC One.

He said: “During summer last year I was lucky enough to work on both closing ceremonies of the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics.

“It was incredibly tough and long, but personally very rewarding.”

“To sit back on the night and watch some of my choreography performed by such talent from both professional dancers and inspiring volunteers was enough to make my heart swell.

“It was an experience I don’t think I will ever top.”

Well, let’s hope Blackpool comes a very close second at least, hey?

Nathan had already had a taste of the best of Blackpool entertainers before coming to the resort, having worked on the Nolan Sisters’ tour too.

Nathan has teamed up with Bor Productions to produce the show.

Step Back In Time celebrates the careers of some of the world’s greatest entertainers, including Elvis, the Bee Gees and Michael Jackson.

Ooh La La is the French burlesque revue show showcasing the very best in Parisian style entertainment.

Ooh La La is hosted by and stars the comic legends Cannon and Ball

You can see Step Back In Time from July 23 to September 7 2013 at the Grand Theatre, Blackpool.

Ooh La La is showing from August 1 to September 7.

Tickets for each, from £15.

Visit: www.blackpoolgrand.co.uk

Box office: (01253) 743339