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A jam packed week of music and arts in Ribchester

RIBFEST returns to Ribchester this year with a tremendous line-up.

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La Voix with showgirls on Blackpool North Pier

La Voix brings sparkle to the summer season

A shining star is set to shimmer in a new summer season spectacular for Blackpool.

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Debra Stephenson, who is appearing in Son of a Preacher Man

Bad girl Debra joins Dusty show

The latest star casting in new musical Son Of A Preacher Man is Debra Stephenson.

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The Grimsargh Players are set to perform two comedies written by one of their members

The Grimsargh Players are set to perform two comedies written by one of their members

Not only are amateur dramatic group The Grimsargh Players celebrating their 75th anniversary, but for the first time in the group’s history, they are set to perform two plays written by one of their own members.

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Jeffrey Holland and Nichola McAuliffe in Waiting For God

Sitcom on stage will be a ‘jolly good laugh’

There’s plenty of sitcom fans who will fondly recall the series Waiting For God - where amiable new retirement home resident Tom Ballard ‘befriends’ battle-axe extraordinaire Diana Trent.

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David Birrell - Photo: Ian Tilton

Talking Heads at the Octagon Theatre, Bolton

No-one can tell a story quite like Alan Bennett, as fans of his Talking Heads will readily testify. Here we have a threesome as delightful as they are poignant, as comic as they are tragic.

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Great Expectations at Lytham Hall

Hall show meets its Expectations

REVIEW: Great Expectations, Lytham Hall

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That That

Stage stars join TV band winners for new musical

The full cast of new musical The Band - based on the music of Take That - has been announced.

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Actress Emily-Rose Hurdiss who is performning in Great Expections at Lowther Pavilion

High expectations for open air Dickens play

There are Great Expectations in every sense at Lytham Hall as the outdoor theatre season opens on Sunday evening.

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The Marine Hall

Patsy fans ‘crazy’ to miss tribute

The velvet country voice of Patsy Cline caught the imagination of Sue Lowry who has been a lifelong fan of Patsy Cline and country music.

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Provocations, an LBGTQ art exhibition tying in the the Pride Festival, has opened in the Church Street gallery (next to old BHS). Exhibition curator Garth Gratrix framed by a Roseanne Robertson piece.

Exhibition puts LGBTQ culture in spotlight

A new art exhibition is bringing a fresh look at gay culture during Blackpool Pride Festival.

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Norman Pace

Comedy star added to Hairspray cast

Ex-TV comedian Norman Pace will play Wilbur Turnblad in the major UK tour of the smash hit musical Hairspray at the Opera House.

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How the new Guild Hall frontage will look

Guild Hall facelift is given council nod

Plans to remodel the front of Preston’s Guild Hall have been approved by councillors.

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The Lancashire Dead Good Poets Society

Election is pure poetry

There’s an alternative election night special in store for fans of poetry that takes place on the Fylde coast this week.

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Blackpool Grand Theatre

Rush on down for dance tickets

A new programme from ‘one of the most exciting voices in British contemporary dance’ is coming to Blackpool.

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MIndgame is being presented at Preston Guild Hall later this month

Foyle’s War creator will take you on a mind-bending thriller

Mindgame – A mind-bending psychological thriller from the pen of Anthony Horowitz  – creator of Foyles War –  comes to Preston Guild Hall on June 19 – 21.

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Merrill Osmond is performing at Viva Blackpool on Monday

Country man Merrill gets ready for Blackpool rock

Once Osmondmania had run its course, the various brothers embarked upon solo careers and Merrill Osmond was no exception.

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A scene from Depart by Circa

Greek tale is a departure

The world of Greek legend will be brought to life in a new circus performance at Stanley Park opening tonight.

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Lee Nelson comedian

Comedy contrast of Lee and Roy

There’s a double bill of comedy at Blackpool’s Viva this weekend - from two generations.

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Peter Kay

Kay steps up for cancer

Funny man Peter Kay returns to Blackpool Opera House on Sunday night, to raise money for the Polly Haydock Appeal.

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