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Review: Dinosaur World Live, The Grand Theatre, Blackpool

Do you know why Triceratops needed frills? Or how many wings Microraptors had?

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Dinosaurs meet children and shoppers in Houndshill.  Pictured is Alexandra Harman, Samantha Arends and Liam Wright. Pics DAN MARTINO

Dinosaurs roam the Houndshill Shopping Centre in Blackpool

Shoppers were in for a shock when a group of dinosaurs took over Houndshill Shopping Centre this week.
A previous cast of American Idiot, the Green Day musical

Don’t be an American Idiot and miss out as new Opera House show tickets go on sale

Tickets go on sale tomorrow for Green Day’s American Idiot musical when it comes to Blackpool.

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Dinosaur World Live comes to Blackpool Grand Theatre

Get up close to prehistoric puppets on daring adventure

Step back in time with a theatrical treat for all the family at the Grand Theatre this weekend.

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Thornton Cleveleys Operatic Society's Songs FromThe Shows 2018

REVIEW: Life Is A Cabaret, Thornton Little Theatre

Thornton Cleveleys Operatic Society have been performing their Songs From The Shows for more than 40 years, and this year the theme is a musical journey through life’s stages, cleverly devised by director Wendy Raw, from being born, to death being ‘Just Around The Corner.’

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Jonathan Goddard and Eleanor Duval as the Macbeths

REVIEW: Macbeth, Grand Theatre, Blackpool

There seem to be more Macbeths around right now than you can shake a broomstick at, with productions running at the National Theatre and by the Royal Shakespeare Company

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The children's cast of Whistle Down The Wind by Junction 4

REVIEW: Whistle Down The Wind, Lowther Pavilion

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s 1996 musical, set here in 1950’s Louisiana, triumphantly breaks new ground for Lytham Amateur Operatic Society, renamed as Junction 4.

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Scare fans celebrating 20 years of Pasaje Del Terror

Up and down the country, in the run up to Halloween, people put their nerves to the test visiting scare attractions as part of the spooky season.
Dark, supernatural Shakespearean tragedy Macbeth comes to Blackpool Grand Theatre tomorrow and Wednesday

Macbeth power play is a part of all of us

A gruesome bloody tragedy, Macbeth is one of Shakespeare’s most famous works.

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Keith and Ben Simmons

Double trouble from family panto pair

The latest act added to the billing at Lowther Pavilion’s Christmas pantomime is father and son comedy duo Simmons and Simmons - making their second trip to the Fylde in as many years.

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Tram Sunday in Fleetwood....A packed Lord Street

Have you got a Scrap of talent?

Four ‘ScrapPunk’ stars are sought for a new interactive performance commissioned as part of the SpareParts Festival’s tour.

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Lee Mead

Lee Mead: I feel really lucky to be doing that and I’d spent years of having auditions and knock backs

For many, a stable career on stage and screen can only be a dream. But for Lee Mead, a dream came true when he won a TV talent contest.
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Captain Hook in Peter Pan

Auditions open for young actors to perform in Preston's showing of Peter Pan

The search is on for talented young performers, aged between eight and 21, to appear alongside the professionals in the musical Peter Pan.

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Peter Kay makes a surprise appearance on stage in Blackpool

Car Share screenings rev up charity funds

Comedian Peter Kay’s charity screenings in Blackpool of the Car Share special finale at the weekend raised more than £34,000, it has been revealed.

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Hayley Tamaddon tops the cast billing in Thoroughly Modern Millie

Hayley gets a thoroughly modern makeover as musical heroine Millie

Blackpool stage and screen star Hayley Tamaddon is back out on the road in her latest role.

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Steve Royle as Dan Leno

Comedian Steve steps into panto hero’s clogs for premiere

A world premiere of a new play - starring comedian Steve Royle - will take place as part of this year’s Lytham Festival.

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Lucie Jones fronts the cast of Legally Blonde

Audiences in for one Elle of a show as movie-turned-musical arrives

From the East End of Walford to the Cobbles of Weatherfield – via the fields of Emmerdale – there’s soap stars on the stage next week as Legally Blonde The Musical comes to the Grand.

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Rita Simons as Paulette Bonafonte

Rita’s thinking pink in first musical role

OMG you guys!!!  Legally Blonde The Musical comes to Blackpool next week in an explosion of hot pink and glitter.

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The Just Jane bomber that stood at Squires Gate

How Blackpool's RAF links played key role in war - and kept theatres in business

One hundred years ago tomorrow, a new branch of the armed forces was formed – the RAF – and although there are no operational airfields in this part of the country, Lancashire will always be closely associated with the service, thanks to the aircraft it has built.

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