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Late change to plans for ladies musical shows

There’s been a last-minute extra show added for Menopause The Musical at the weekend.

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Issy Simpson dazzled at Blackpool Magic Convention

REVIEW: Blackpool Magic Convention, Friday night gala

They’ve always been shrouded in a veil of secrecy.
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John Grady becomes new chairman of the Grand Theatre's Friends Of The Grand group

New chair for Grand's Friends' group

A new chair of the Friends Of The Grand has been selected.

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Nine-year-old Blackpool magician Issy Simpson

The sky is the limit for BGT’s magical star Issy

She might have magic powers, but even resort schoolgirl Issy Simpson couldn’t have predicted the spell she’d cast during the 12 months since making her debut on Britain’s Got Talent.

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Lytham Hall

Dr Dolittle date is a perfect medicine for Hall’s season

The prospect of animal magic on stage at Lytham Hall has been welcomed by theatre enthusiasts.

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La Traviata by Ellen Kent productions

Opera star makes UK debut in latest tour from Ellen Kent

Acclaimed opera company Ellen Kent will return to Blackpool with two classics next week.

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang will fly into Blackpool

Fantasmagorical musical to take flight in Blackpool

One of the Fylde's top amateur theatre company has won the rights to stage the musical version of the beloved family film Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.

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Eleanor Duval as Lady Macbeth

Horror film feels in new version of Scottish play

The ‘supernatural horror’ of one of Shakespeare’s best-known tales is at the fore of a new production heading to Blackpool this spring.

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Blackpool architectural gem hidden in plain sight

For more than 120 years, the Empress Ballroom has stood proud as one of the architectural jewels in Blackpool’s crown.

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Phil Walker

Comics to headline business lunch

Fylde coast comedian Phil Walker will be joined by award winner Tom Binns for the annual comedy lunch at Blackpool Pleasure Beach.

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The cast of This Is Elvis on Blackpool Promenade. Pictured is Steve Michaels with Katrina May and Chevone Stewart.

Elvis is in the Opera House building

Fans of the king of rock ‘n’ roll are being left All Shook Up this week, as a key year in his life is recreated in a new musical at the Opera House.

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Natasha Hamilton

Former Atomic Kitten star Natasha Hamilton to appear in Blackpool musical

Former Atomic Kitten singer Natasha Hamilton will star in Kay Mellor’s Fat Friends the Musical when it comes to Blackpool after extending her run in the show.

Ribby Hall Village

Fylde pupils star in village advert

Fylde schoolchildren are featuring in a new national tele-vision advert for Ribby Hall Village.

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Team Nick at Blackpool Pleasure Beach were drenched by Nickelodeon Land characters after taking part in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Blackpool Pleasure Beach holds open auditions

Open casting calls for the Pleasure Beach’s entertainment team are taking place this month.
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Sister Act, by Sound Of Musicals Theatre Company

REVIEW: Sister Act, Lowther Pavilion

This 70s-themed musical is quite different from the well-known film, but from the first sequin-filled number, the Sound of Musical Theatre Company set the standard for the rest of the show.

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English National Ballet's My First Ballet version of Swan Lake

Children's ballet treat promises to be en pointe

It’s one of the best known ballets there is, and this spring, young dancers and their families will be able to experience a new version of the classic production Swan Lake.

Derelict on Preston's Flag Market last year

A chance to shine for local artists and performers

Derelict are looking for new and emergent artists and performers from the North West to perform at their platform event in March.

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Brendan Cole

Brendan ‘honoured’ by Opera House opportunity

He’s long been called the ‘bad boy of Strictly’, and perhaps his outspoken views have caught up with Brendan Cole, who revealed this week that his contract on the show wasn’t being renewed for 2018.

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Lytham Hall

Animal magic will make for a wonderful outdoor theatre finale at Lytham Hall

An animal extravaganza will be the finale to the open air theatre season at Lytham Hall in the summer.

Christ The King Catholic Academy performing 'Olivia' in the 2015 Schools Alive shows

Lively school shows make memories to last a lifetime

Up to 2,000 children from across Blackpool will be taking to the stage of the celebrated Grand Theatre as Schools Alive returns next week.

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