Christmas News
Maureen set to soar into resort for festive fun

Maureen set to soar into resort for festive fun

Stage star and resort resident Maureen Nolan will be taking the second star to the right and straight on till the Opera House this Christmas, The Gazette can exclusively reveal.

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All-star cast shall go to the ball

All-star cast shall go to the ball

A boy band idol, kids’ TV host and Gavin And Stacey star will join Grand panto favourite Steve Royle in this year’s seasonal extravaganza.

Football
GIVE A GIFT APPEAL: ‘If you haven’t yet donated, please do’

GIVE A GIFT APPEAL: ‘If you haven’t yet donated, please do’

Receiving a gift on Christmas Day could provide an “incredible boost” to patients, according to staff at the hospital.

Community
Fylde Coast’s ‘forgotten’ elderly are focus of festive appeal

Fylde Coast’s ‘forgotten’ elderly are focus of festive appeal

The Gazette has launched an appeal to brighten up the festive season for those who are in hospital at Christmas.

Community
REVIEW: A Christmas Carol, Opera House, Blackpool

REVIEW: A Christmas Carol, Opera House, Blackpool

Panto may be the theatrical order of the day at this time of year, but if fairytales and singalongs don’t float your boat, there’s a wonderful alternative in this seasonal show.

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REVIEW: Cinderella, Opera House, Manchester

REVIEW: Cinderella, Opera House, Manchester

The rags to riches story of Cinderella is well regarded as one of the favourite pantos across the country.

Carousels
Hayley and Frankie back Dogs Trust campaign

Hayley and Frankie back Dogs Trust campaign

Actress Hayley Tamaddon has joined famous faces to support the Dogs Trust’s annual A Dog Is For Life, Not Just For Christmas campaign.

television
Panto casts its box office spell

Panto casts its box office spell

Magic mirror or magic lamp – the result is the same, as the Grand Theatre celebrates a sales boom for its pantomime.

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Great Expectations of a Christmas hit

Great Expectations of a Christmas hit

A literary classic will take to the Opera House stage next Christmas.

Carousels
It’ll be another Grand festive night

It’ll be another Grand festive night

One of the annual treats of the festive season is set to return to the Grand Theatre.

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