SHOWZAM! - Keeping up with the Joneses!

The Jolly Holiday street theatre.
The Jolly Holiday street theatre.
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BLACKPOOL shoppers were left bewildered by a family of holidaymakers with a difference as part of this year’s Showzam! festival.

The Joneses – a family unit made up of comedians and puppeteers came to the resort in search of a jolly good time – and boy, didn’t they let people know it.

Big Mam and wee Dad, with their kids delectable Dolly and naughty ‘little’ Willy, push Nanna Noreen in her armchair around the beautiful streets of Blackpool, leaving mayhem and carnage in their wake.

The 10-day festival of variety is now in full swing.

And as well as the paid-for shows there are free performances around the resort giving everyone the chance to get in the party mood.

The Olympia in the Winter Gardens has been completely overtaken by the madcap antics of a host of performers.

Among them are the Wookey Hole Circus School, traditional Punch and Judy displays, a tantalising photo booth, hula hooping sensation Pippa the Ripper and Rimsky’s Bicycling Piano.

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