Hitting the Bullseye

Bullseye - Grand Theayte. John Lowe, Eric Bristow and Bob Anderson
Bullseye - Grand Theayte. John Lowe, Eric Bristow and Bob Anderson
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Super, smashing, great. Bullseye is coming to Blackpool Grand Theatre.

With the current World Matchplay Darts moving into its second round this evening in the Empress Ballroom, the legendary 80’s television show which made the game so popular is back and going on tour.

Bully arrives at the Grand on Monday October 17.

Join Bully and three legends of darts as they give audience members the chance to win the contents of his prize board.

All the elements of the show will be brought to life on stage, along with some competitive dart playing as old rivalries are stirred up.

Drawing in an audience of around 17 million in its heyday, Bullseye remains part of many people’s childhood memories.

John Lowe, Eric Bristow and Bob Anderson will be taking to the Grand Theatre stage to take part in the game (alongside a lucky audience member) and have a few games of darts against each other.

John Lowe won the World Darts Championship title in three different decades – 1979, 1987 and 1993. Lowe played for England over 100 times and was captain for over seven years, during which time the team was unbeaten.

Known as the ‘Crafty Cockney’, Eric Bristow emerged as the most successful and consistent darts player of the 1980s, reigning number one in the world from 1980 until 1987.

Bob Anderson was world number one for three years in the late 1980s. Nicknamed ‘The Limestone Cowboy’ he threw his first ‘180’ at the age of five. The first man to win the Masters in three successive years he took part in the League of Legends in 2008, beating Keith Deller to capture the title.

Bullseye is supported by Thwaites Brewery and Martin Shearer for the brewers said of the partnership: “We are delighted to have been associated with the Grand Theatre since it was purchased by the trust and reopened in the early 1980s.

Along with the theatre our well established partnership has flourished and proved mutually beneficial.

Two great Northern institutions, we both understand the value of heritage and tradition whilst ensuring we remain at the cutting edge of progress and development.”

All seats for Bullseye are £15 each. Call the box office on (01253) 743339 or click on www.blackpoolgrand.co.uk, or visit us at the Grand Theatre information sales point in the Houndshill Shopping Centre.

robin.duke@ blackpoolgazette.co.uk