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Orchestra will bring La La Land to life on Opera House stage

The Oscar-winning score of musical movie La La Land will be brought to life on stage.

Theatre and Comedy
The Jungle Book - coming to the Grand Theatre, Blackpool next year.

Beloved family classic set to be reimagined on a Blackpool stage

A new adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s family classic The Jungle Book is coming to The Grand Theatre, Blackpool next year, as part of a national tour by Children’s Touring Partnership and Royal and Derngate, Northampton.

Theatre and Comedy
Tom Stade

Comedy review: Tom Stade at Preston’s Charter Theatre

If you are expecting this review to be a blow by blow account of Tom Stade’s latest show, you’ll be disappointed.

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Jimi Love is the frontman for Purple Rain, a celebration of the music of Prince

Blackpool will see some Purple Rain

Not many successful bands start out as a pub bet, but that is exactly how Purple Rain hit the scene, and after 11 years they are still going strong.
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Brenda Edwards in Hairspray

Cancer fight can’t stop Brenda’s Hairspray beat

The first interview that was planned with Brenda Edwards was called off at the last minute, when she was delayed at a hospital appointment.

Theatre and Comedy
Dancing Queen: The Concert

Viva announces double dose of musical nostalgia and memories

Two new dates in the Viva Blackpool diary will take music lovers back in time.
Music

There's still chance to catch Spamalot at Blackpool's Opera House

A new production of Monty Python musical Spamalot had its UK premiere in Blackpool ahead of hitting the road.
Theatre and Comedy
David Walker (dad), Sally Bankes (mum), Taj Atwal (Rita). Photo: Richard Davenport

Rita, Sue and Bob too at the Octagon Theatre, Bolton

We’re treated to a brilliant opening, and a taste of what’s to come, as the Eighties soundtrack is used to great effect to initiate scene changes.
Theatre and Comedy
Swan Lake

Ballet company brings traditional Russian style

There’s a seasonal treat in store for lovers of the ballet this winter.

Whats on
Cinderella comes to Blackpool Grand Theatre on December 5

Step into Cinders’ shoes with game

Smartphone technology and classic storytelling have come together in a new promotion for Blackpool’s family pantomime.

Theatre and Comedy
Thornton Little Theatre

Operetta set to cast its spell at theatre

There are still tickets available for a punchy, toe-tapping concert by the renowned West Yorkshire Savoyards called The Sorcerer.

Theatre and Comedy
The Icons Show at Funny Girls

Get glitz and glamour from Funny Girls to beat the Monday misery

ICONS SHOW Funny Girls, Blackpool Mondays until October 30, 7.45pm

Theatre and Comedy
Spamalot makes its merry way to Blackpool Opera House tomorrow

New tour looks on the bright side of life with resort launch

Spamalot Opera House, Blackpool Tomorrow until Saturday, September 16

Whats on
Jodie Prenger

Jodie’s double date on home turf will keep her busy

Last time Jodie Prenger stepped on stage on the Fylde, it was a rather soggy West End Proms at Lytham Festival.

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Three very different pieces will form National Dance Company Wales September tour, alongside a host of events, all presented at Blackpool Grand Theatre 19-20 September

Profound insight offered into dance company life

Fans and newcomers alike can get up close to a dance company heading to Blackpool.

Arts
Elvis festival in 2018

Elvis weekend hosts are left All Shook Up at ticket demands

The Winter Gardens have reported at ‘phenomenal’ response to tickets going on sale for their Elvis festival in 2018.

Music
The stage adaptation is based on the original TV series by Raymond Allen

Joe Pasquale to play Frank Spencer in stage version of Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em

Comedian Joe Pasquale will play accident-prone Frank Spencer in the first ever stage production of 1970s sitcom Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em.

Arts
Funniest jokes of the 2017 Edinburgh Fringe revealed

Funniest jokes of the 2017 Edinburgh Fringe revealed

A joke about the new pound coin has been named the funniest of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Theatre and Comedy
Black Magic will be appearing at Blackpool North Pier Theatre

Girl group to bring magic of Little Mix

Since winning The X Factor in 2011, Little Mix have gone on to conquer the charts with a new style of girl power.

Music
Preston Guild Hall

Are you ready for Motown bonanza?

There’s a reminder that music fans are invited to the biggest party of the year as the Magic of Motown show steams into Preston next month.

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