Theatre and Comedy

Theatre & Comedy

Diana’s psychic brings heavenly connections

She’s been wowing audiences across the country for the past nine years.

Blackpools Funny Girl show bar

Funny Girls put a spring in their high-heeled step

The new season show is under way at Blackpool’s Funny Girl show bar.
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.

Theatre and Comedy
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.


Kendal Calling announces huge line-up for 2018

The award winning festival Kendal Calling have announced a huge line-up for their 13th year.

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.
Theatre and Comedy
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.

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.

Alun Cochrane is a man being funny about what he thinks about things

Guinness, pot holes and the Titanic with comedian Alun Cochrane

There can't be many comedians about, if any, that can have Alun Cochrane's unusual claim to fame: "About 10 years ago in Norwich, I was so funny I made a man vomit Guinness all down his T-shirt!"
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Lowther Pavilion

High school’s musical brings razzmatazz to Pavilion stage

High School Musical Lowther Pavilion

AKS Lytham pupils in High School Musical

Disney magic sets scene for catchy upbeat musical

AKS Lytham graces the boards of Lowther Pavilion to perform Disney’s High School Musical, a catchy and upbeat show.


Glitz and glamour as Blackpool’s Vegas show team returns

Blackpool’s own Vegas-style cabaret show returns this weekend after its winter break.

Jason Manford

Comic Jason Manford returns to Blackpool's Grand Theatre

He picked the beautiful interior of Blackpool’s historic Grand Theatre as the backdrop to his debut album cover photo last year.

Laid back dogs sought to take part in a new production of Legally Blonde

Chilled-out pet pooches called on for stage run out in musical

Laid back dogs are being sought to take part in a new production of Legally Blonde touring to Blackpool.

Theatre and Comedy
Jason Manford, comedian turned stage star turned comedian, returns to the Grand Theatre - where his debut album cover photo was taken

Comedy comeback is a classy occasion

Jason Manford is a multi-talented man; equally gifted as a TV and radio presenter, singer, actor, and musicals star.

Johnny Casson

Securing the future of Blackpool's Grand Theatre

The volunteer group central to saving Blackpool’s Grand Theatre in the 1970s is calling for new members to help further its work in the future.

Blackpool Ghost Walks: Stephen Mercer

Step out for some spooky sights on the streets of Blackpool

A new programme of spooky strolls is heading out on the streets of Blackpool.

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